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Favorite word a critic used for a movie?

we all know critics can be very creative when describing a movie they either love or hate or even just mildly enjoy. sometimes those reviewers words really stick.

i don't remember the critic or the movie, but i heard the word "lurid" very recently (i think it was on RottenTomatoes) to describe it and for some reason it just resonates in my brain.

what word that you've heard and if possible the movie you thought was just imaginative or perfect to describe a movie?
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Originally Posted by scott1598
we all know critics can be very creative when describing a movie they either love or hate or even just mildly enjoy. sometimes those reviewers words really stick.

i don't remember the critic or the movie, but i heard the word "lurid" very recently (i think it was on RottenTomatoes) to describe it and for some reason it just resonates in my brain.

what word that you've heard and if possible the movie you thought was just imaginative or perfect to describe a movie?
Probably Black Snake Moan. The words and phrases reviewers are breaking out to describe this movie are hilarious and amazing. I hope the movie lives up to the reviews.

setting up the story as a peephole free-for-all where women are chained, men speak with their fists, and the lurid details of a slippery Memphis blues performance burn as hot as red neon on a midsummer night.
This is Brewer's ode to the blues; not the frothy jams of today, but the intensely heated, sexual riffs of yesteryear that drew blood with every note. The picture is a cocktail of compulsions colliding in explosive ways and how faith and communication can temper them
With the wet spot on her bed not even dry, Rae goes on self-destructive bender of pill-popping and cock-hopping.
an insasiable sex demon dwells somewhere within her burning pit of womanhood
During one of the film's sweatiest moments, Lazarus, having dusted off his electric guitar and returned to one of his former haunts, lets loose with a blues number that turns the place into a gyrating mass of sexual energy.
And that was just from DVD Talk's two reviews.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i don't remember the critic or the movie, but i heard the word "lurid" very recently (i think it was on RottenTomatoes) to describe it and for some reason it just resonates in my brain.
If I recall correctly, I think Travers from the Rolling Stone used the phrase "154 deliciously lurid minutes" to describe Pulp Fiction.
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"taut" always catches my eye...as in "a taut thriller"
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This is the opposite, but I think I'm tired of the word "stunning." Perhaps also "dazzling". There are more I can't think of right now that I see used too often. But then again, there are only so many words in the English language.
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We need more people to use the word scrumtrilescent to describe films.
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If I recall correctly, I think Travers from the Rolling Stone used the phrase "154 deliciously lurid minutes" to describe Pulp Fiction.
Anyone that uses the word delicious when not talking about food, should be shot and killed.
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craptastic!
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
"taut" always catches my eye...as in "a taut thriller"


My favorite phrase ever is from the back of The Seventh Seal: The Criterion Collection DVD.

"A haunting allegory of man's apocalyptic search for meaning"

I try and use it at least 1x a month to describe something (a project, a hamburger, etc).
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A haunting allegory of a man's apocalyptic search for his bicycle.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

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