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L.A. Times Tom O'Neil on the bad films in Toronto

Posted By on Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 4:01 PM

L.A. Times film critic Tom O'Neil commented today about some of the the films that entered the Toronto International Film Festival with high expectations and flopped.

The most notable is All the King's Men, which debued in New Orleans this weekend.  Says O'Neil, "But 'All the King's Men' was nuclear, because it dared to remake an Oscar best picture winner of 1949 and it had a galaxy of superstars performing very badly."

The Good Year, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe also had very mixed reviews. ``It wasn't panned, but it wasn't beloved. People enjoyed watching it, but it just didn't live up to the greatness you expect from a Ridley Scott-Russell Crowe combo,'' said O'Neil.

Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner The Wind that Shakes the Barley, starring Cillian Murphy also was poorly received according to Reuters.  Apparently audience members walked out of the screening.

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