Sunday, January 23, 2005

KOed by Kauffmann

I always enjoy reading Stanley Kauffman's movie reviews for The New Republic. More often than any other reviewer (and I read many), his taste overlaps with mine. He often has a dissenting opinion when mainstream films are concerned. He didn't think much of the almost universally praised Clint Eastwood flick Million Dollar Baby, for example, which I haven't seen. Here's his one sentence appraisal of the female lead:
Hilary Swank, who seems to me to have too many teeth for a boxer, tries hard and sincerely.
Ouch. Now, that's what I call a back-handed compliment!

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