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26th Mar '17 2:06:35 PM BananaPancakes
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->''"'This sucks on so many levels.' -- Dialogue from ''Film/JasonX''. Rare for a movie to so frankly describe itself."''

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->''"'This ->''“This sucks on so many levels.' -- Dialogue from ''Film/JasonX''. Rare for a movie to so frankly describe itself."''”''



This is when the reviewer takes a line from the work being reviewed, and points out how it describes the work as a whole. For example, if a character in a film says "This is too confusing!", the reviewer might quote it and mention that he felt the same way after watching the movie.

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This is when the reviewer takes a line from the work being reviewed, and points out how it describes the work as a whole. For example, if a character in a film says "This “This is too confusing!", confusing!”, the reviewer might quote it and mention that he s/he felt the same way after watching the movie.



* [[http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_movies_blog/2010/08/movie-review-vampires-suck.html This review]] of ''Film/VampiresSuck'' mentions that the title is "too apt".
** The review in ''SFX'' starts off saying it's almost too obvious to say that "''Vampires Suck'' … does", but it's also entirely accurate.
** Peter Travers wrote a zero-star, four-word review: "This film sucks more."
* [[http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cinema/disaster-movie This review]] of ''Film/DisasterMovie''. "Contender for most apt movie title ever."
* {{WebVideo/Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} took the "random events" line from the trailer of ''Film/{{Devil}}'' and said that it describes the film as a whole perfectly; [[RandomEventsPlot everything that happens in the plot is random.]]

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* [[http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_movies_blog/2010/08/movie-review-vampires-suck.html This review]] of ''Film/VampiresSuck'' mentions that the title is "too apt".
“too apt.”
** The review in ''SFX'' starts off saying it's almost too obvious to say that "''Vampires “''Vampires Suck'' … does", does,” but it's also entirely accurate.
** Peter Travers wrote a zero-star, four-word review: "This “This film sucks more."

* [[http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cinema/disaster-movie This review]] of ''Film/DisasterMovie''. "Contender “Contender for most apt movie title ever."

* {{WebVideo/Luke Mochrie|AndTheInners}} took the "random events" “random events” line from the trailer of ''Film/{{Devil}}'' and said that it describes the film as a whole perfectly; [[RandomEventsPlot everything that happens in the plot is random.]]



-->"''Oooh, ahhh.'' That's how it always starts. Then later there's the ''running'' and the ''screaming''."
* Creator/DougWalker's ''Five Second Movies'' do something similar, such as summarizing ''Film/TheMatrix'' with Neo's "Woah."
** Much fun was had by the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses {{Hatedom}} with WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s line "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck This is gonna suck]]" in the ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' trailer.
* In a series of DVD-exclusive reviews, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reviews a series of films by "The Nostalgia Cricket" (not realizing that it's actually himself). At the end of the last review, he says, "And that was ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. And what a shock, it made me want to boldly flee."

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-->"''Oooh, -->“''Oooh, ahhh.'' That's how it always starts. Then later there's the ''running'' and the ''screaming''."

* Creator/DougWalker's ''Five Second Movies'' do something similar, such as summarizing ''Film/TheMatrix'' with Neo's "Woah."
“Woah.”
** Much fun was had by the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses {{Hatedom}} with WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s WebVideo/{{Phelous}}' line "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck This “{{This is gonna suck]]" suck}}” in the ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' trailer.
* In a series of DVD-exclusive reviews, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reviews a series of films by "The “The Nostalgia Cricket" Cricket” (not realizing that it's actually himself). At the end of the last review, he says, "And “And that was ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''. And what a shock, it made me want to boldly flee."



-->"It's so bad."
* Another disastrous motion controller for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, Creator/{{Broderbund Software}}'s U-Force, was supposed to work by using infared sensors to track the players hand movements. It had the slogan "Don't Touch", [[http://kotaku.com/5755430/dont-touch-this-horror-of-a-nes-controller which sites such as Kotaku considered rather good advice.]]
* The Time Magazine [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1083942,00.html review]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' noted the book's parallels to the series' [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second installment]] and quotes the character Hagrid saying "Chamber o' Secrets all over again, isn't it?"
* The ''Series/DoctorWho Discontinuity Guide'' has a bit of fun when characters say things like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon There is no plot!]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet We must act!]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks I can't stand the confusion in my mind!]]"
* "The [[Film/{{A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010}} Nightmare on Elm Street]] remake [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nightmare_on_elm_street_2010/ lives up to its title in the worst possible way]]"
* Creator/RogerEbert, as seen in the above quote, and also from his review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/REVIEWS/100639999 found here]]: "I close with the hope that the title proves prophetic."
** "''Dear God'' is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title."
** "All I want for Christmas is to never see ''Film/AllIWantForChristmas'' again."
** "Oh no, not ''Film/YouAgain''."
** Ebert remarked that he walked out of ''Film/TheLonelyLady'' saying the same "brilliant dialogue" that Creator/PiaZadora's character writes for the star of her husband's movie to cry while kneeling beside an open grave: [[BigWHY "Why? Why!!!"]]
** "I know this all sounds so stupid and offensive and unbelievably amateurish that it's hard to believe, but … ''[[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/why-would-i-lie-1980 Why Would I Lie]]''?

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-->"It's -->“It's so bad."

* Another disastrous motion controller for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, Creator/{{Broderbund Software}}'s Creator/BroderbundSoftwares U-Force, was supposed to work by using infared infrared sensors to track the players hand movements. It had the slogan "Don't Touch", “Don't Touch,” [[http://kotaku.com/5755430/dont-touch-this-horror-of-a-nes-controller which sites such as Kotaku considered rather good advice.]]
* The Time ''Time'' Magazine [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1083942,00.html review]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' noted the book's parallels to the series' [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second installment]] and quotes the character Hagrid saying "Chamber “Chamber o' Secrets all over again, isn't it?"
it?”
* The ''Series/DoctorWho Discontinuity Guide'' has a bit of fun when characters say things like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon There [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon “There is no plot!]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet We plot!”]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet “We must act!]]" act!”]], and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks I [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks “I can't stand the confusion in my mind!]]"
mind!”]]
* "The [[Film/{{A “The ''[[Film/{{A Nightmare On on Elm Street 2010}} Nightmare on Elm Street]] Street]]'' remake [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nightmare_on_elm_street_2010/ lives up to its title in the worst possible way]]"
way]].”
* Creator/RogerEbert, as seen in the above quote, and also from his review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/REVIEWS/100639999 found here]]: "I “I close with the hope that the title proves prophetic."

** "''Dear “''Dear God'' is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title."

** "All “All I want for Christmas is to never see ''Film/AllIWantForChristmas'' again."

** "Oh “Oh no, not ''Film/YouAgain''."

** Ebert remarked that he walked out of ''Film/TheLonelyLady'' saying the same "brilliant dialogue" “brilliant dialogue” that Creator/PiaZadora's character writes for the star of her husband's movie to cry while kneeling beside an open grave: [[BigWHY "Why? Why!!!"]]
“Why? Why!!!”]]
** "I “I know this all sounds so stupid and offensive and unbelievably amateurish that it's hard to believe, but … ''[[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/why-would-i-lie-1980 Why Would I Lie]]''?Lie]]''?”



** Many reviews of ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' picked up on Gandalf's line in response to being called out on telling a tall tale in the film 'Well, all good stories deserve embellishment' that may or may not have been intended as a TakeThatCritics by Creator/PeterJackson and certainly seems to embody Jackson's adaptational approach for better or worse.

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** Many reviews of ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' picked up on Gandalf's line in response to being called out on telling a tall tale in the film 'Well, “Well, all good stories deserve embellishment' embellishment” that may or may not have been intended as a TakeThatCritics by Creator/PeterJackson and certainly seems to embody Jackson's adaptational approach for better or worse.



** Midway through ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', Aram Fingal (trapped inside a computer simulation) is re-enacting a usual day of his life. "This is so boring! I can't take it anymore!" he declares. Mike and the 'bots, watching the movie, wonder aloud, "Which one of us said that?"

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** Midway through ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', Aram Fingal (trapped inside a computer simulation) is re-enacting reenacting a usual day of his life. "This is so boring! I can't take it anymore!" he declares. Mike and the 'bots, watching the movie, wonder aloud, "Which one of us said that?"



* Creator/LeonardMaltin earned a spot in the ''[[Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords Guinness Book of World Records]]'' for shortest movie review for his criticism of 1948's ''Isn't It Romantic?'' Maltin's review read, in its entirety: "[[BluntYes No]]."

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* Creator/LeonardMaltin earned a spot in the ''[[Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords Guinness Book of World Records]]'' for shortest movie review for his criticism of 1948's ''Isn't It Romantic?'' Maltin's review read, in its entirety: "[[BluntYes No]]."[[BluntYes “No.”]]



** On American Idol, after performing a lackluster performance of "Never Can Say Goodbye" by TheJacksonFive, contestant Jorge Nunez said he wasn't going to sing "Bad" by MichaelJackson. Simon Cowell responded "You kind of did."
*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang American Pie.
--> '''Contestant''': The day the music died...
--> '''Simon''': It just did.
* In ''Bring on the Girls!'' by Creator/PGWodehouse and Guy Bolton, the authors reflect on the unfortunate title chosen for the one Princess musical they refused to write, ''Go To It'':
-->Offer a dramatic critic something called ''Go To It'', and he is immediately struck by the happy thought of saying that it should have been called ''Don't Go To It'', for these dramatic critics are as quick as lightning.

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** On American Idol, ''Series/AmericanIdol'', after performing a lackluster performance of "Never Can Say Goodbye" by TheJacksonFive, contestant Jorge Nunez said he wasn't going to sing "Bad" by MichaelJackson. Simon Cowell responded "You kind of did."
*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang American Pie.
--> '''Contestant''':
“Music/AmericanPie.”
-->'''Contestant''':
The day the music died...
-->
died...\\\
'''Simon''': It just did.
* In ''Bring on the Girls!'' by Creator/PGWodehouse and Guy Bolton, the authors reflect on the unfortunate title chosen for the one Princess musical they refused to write, ''Go To to It'':
-->Offer a dramatic critic something called ''Go To to It'', and he is immediately struck by the happy thought of saying that it should have been called ''Don't Go To to It'', for these dramatic critics are as quick as lightning.



-->'''Yahtzee:''': "''Remember Me''? Kinda forgettable!" Arf-arf!
** He also commented that it was almost a shame that ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' was awesome because otherwise he could quip ''"Painkiller:'' you'll certainly need one!"
* The description for the ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: ''"I'm gonna teach you a lesson about subtlety!" and other ironic quotes from Metroid: Other M.''

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-->'''Yahtzee:''': -->'''Yahtzee''': "''Remember Me''? Kinda forgettable!" Arf-arf!
** He also commented that it was almost a shame that ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' was awesome because otherwise he could quip ''"Painkiller:'' ''"Painkiller'': you'll certainly need one!"
* The description for the ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: ''"I'm gonna teach you a lesson about subtlety!" and other ironic quotes from Metroid: ''Metroid: Other M.M''.''



* Website/PlatypusComix's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/history/bugsbirthday.html review]] of the bizarre 1990 TV special ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Happy Birthday Bugs: 50 Looney Years]]'':
-->[We see] various clips from imaginary episodes of early 90's talk shows that took the subject of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. […] Daffy is viewing this stuff on his TV and mutters to himself, "This is ridiculous!" He read our minds.

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* Website/PlatypusComix's Website/PlatypusComix’s [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/history/bugsbirthday.html review]] of the bizarre 1990 TV special ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Happy Birthday Bugs: 50 Looney Years]]'':
-->[We see] various clips from imaginary episodes of early 90's 90’s talk shows that took the subject of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. […] Daffy is viewing this stuff on his TV and mutters to himself, "This “This is ridiculous!" ridiculous!” He read our minds.



-->Is it indeed the ''nuttiest'' Nutcracker? All I know is it wasn't nutty enough.
** Not a review, but [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/survival/whatpowellsthrowsout.html this article]] briefly touched upon a children's book entitled ''I Don't Think I'm Going To Like This''.
-->I just think it's a bit of a psychological mistake to title your book "I don't think I'm going to like this." It doesn't advertise well stored on its spine.
* Viewers of ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' have latched onto the line "We gave you six years and millions of dollars, and you gave us nothing" -- a perfect summation of the film's notoriously TroubledProduction and poor critical and commercial reception.
* Reviewing the Creator/MartinLawrence comedy ''What's the Worst That Could Happen?'', several critics answered, "This movie."

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-->Is it indeed the ''nuttiest'' Nutcracker? All I know is it wasn't wasn’t nutty enough.
** Not a review, but [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/survival/whatpowellsthrowsout.html this article]] briefly touched upon a children's book entitled ''I Don't Don’t Think I'm I’m Going To to Like This''.
-->I just think it's it’s a bit of a psychological mistake to title your book "I don't “I don’t think I'm I’m going to like this." It doesn't doesn’t advertise well stored on its spine.
* Viewers of ''Film/FantasticFour2015'' have latched onto the line "We “We gave you six years and millions of dollars, and you gave us nothing" -- nothing” — a perfect summation of the film's notoriously TroubledProduction and poor critical and commercial reception.
* Reviewing the Creator/MartinLawrence comedy ''What's ''What’s the Worst That Could Happen?'', several critics answered, "This “This movie."



* Several reviewers of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' who disliked it zeroed in on its scene wherein Cyclops, Jean, Jubilee, and Nightcrawler go to a theater playing ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. After leaving, they [[BrokenBase bicker]] over whether [[Film/ANewHope the original]] or ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie, but come out agreeing, [[RuleOfThree "The third movie]] [[{{Sequelitis}} is always the worst."]] Many real-life critics noted it could describe either ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' or ''Apocalypse'', both of which were the third movies in their respective trilogies and were the worst-reviewed.
* During the [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Megaforce and Super Megaforce]] episodes of ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', Lewis brings up Vrak's "Far too complex for you to understand" (in ''Megaforce'') and Gosei's "There's a simple explanation for that..." (in ''Super'') as these.
* The title of ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' has been quite apt in summing up the film's critical reception ([[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-disappointments-room-reviews-1201857437/ this review]] even opens with the statement "Despite Creator/KateBeckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.") and [[BoxOfficeBomb its box-office performance]].

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* Several reviewers of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' who disliked it zeroed in on its scene wherein Cyclops, Jean, Jubilee, and Nightcrawler go to a theater playing ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. After leaving, they [[BrokenBase bicker]] over whether [[Film/ANewHope the original]] or ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie, but come out agreeing, [[RuleOfThree "The “The third movie]] [[{{Sequelitis}} is always the worst."]] ”]] Many real-life critics noted it could describe either ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' or ''Apocalypse'', both of which were the third movies in their respective trilogies and were the worst-reviewed.
* During the [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Megaforce and Super Megaforce]] episodes of ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', Lewis brings up Vrak's "Far Vrak’s “Far too complex for you to understand" understand” (in ''Megaforce'') and Gosei's "There's Gosei’s “There’s a simple explanation for that..." that…” (in ''Super'') as these.
* The title of ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' has been quite apt in summing up the film's film’s critical reception ([[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-disappointments-room-reviews-1201857437/ this review]] even opens with the statement "Despite Creator/KateBeckinsale's “Despite Creator/KateBeckinsale’s game efforts, D.J. Caruso's Caruso’s thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.") ”) and [[BoxOfficeBomb its box-office performance]].performance]].
* Several of the many negative reviews of ''Film/JackReacherNeverGoBack'' said the film “should have taken its own advice,” and ''Website/RottenTomatoes''’ [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jack_reacher_never_go_back critical consensus]] adds that its “title also serves as a warning.”
28th Feb '17 5:30:43 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** He also commented that it was almost a shame that ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' was awesome because otherwise he could quip ''"Painkiller:'' you'll certainly need one!"
3rd Feb '17 1:52:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The title of ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' has been quite apt in summing up the film's critical reception ([[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-disappointments-room-reviews-1201857437/ this review]] even opens with the statement "Despite Kate Beckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.") and [[BoxOfficeBomb its box-office performance]].

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* The title of ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' has been quite apt in summing up the film's critical reception ([[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-disappointments-room-reviews-1201857437/ this review]] even opens with the statement "Despite Kate Beckinsale's Creator/KateBeckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.") and [[BoxOfficeBomb its box-office performance]].
3rd Feb '17 4:21:05 AM NightShade96
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* The title of ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' has been quite apt in summing up the film's critical reception ([[http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/the-disappointments-room-reviews-1201857437/ this review]] even opens with the statement "Despite Kate Beckinsale's game efforts, D.J. Caruso's thriller proves altogether worthy of its title.") and [[BoxOfficeBomb its box-office performance]].
19th Jan '17 2:04:12 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* During the [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Megaforce and Super Megaforce]] episodes of ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'', Lewis brings up Vrak's "Far too complex for you to understand" (in ''Megaforce'') and Gosei's "There's a simple explanation for that..." (in ''Super'') as these.
15th Jan '17 8:55:31 PM PhionixPowers
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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{Music/DonMclean American Pie}}.

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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{Music/DonMclean American Pie}}.Pie.
15th Jan '17 8:54:49 PM PhionixPowers
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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{ Music/DonMclean American Pie }}.

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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{ Music/DonMclean sang {{Music/DonMclean American Pie }}.Pie}}.
15th Jan '17 8:52:49 PM PhionixPowers
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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{Music/DonMclean American Pie}}.

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*** In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{Music/DonMclean {{ Music/DonMclean American Pie}}.Pie }}.
15th Jan '17 8:52:07 PM PhionixPowers
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***In the first season (before the show really took off), a would-be contestant sang {{Music/DonMclean American Pie}}.
--> '''Contestant''': The day the music died...
--> '''Simon''': It just did.
13th Jan '17 5:28:04 PM Maxiboy136
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* Creator/MarkKermode found that the title of ''Film/{{Criminal}}'' perfectly described the quality of the film.
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