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

A stock part of {{review}}s, usually critical ones.

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.

It can also be done with unintentionally self-critical sounding titles. Indeed, if your terrible movie is named along the lines of ''Disaster'' or ''Finally Over'', you can bet every reviewer will gleefully turn that into a punchline, or at least allude to the possibility of doing so.

This is sort of an inversion of QuotesFitForATrailer, when the work's creators or publicizers use a work's own lines to ''promote'' it. Of course, reviewers can do this trope "positively" and creators can do that one "negatively", but such instances are rare (especially the latter for [[PolishTheTurd a certain reason]]). Compare SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords.

* [[http://www.qwipster.net/mosquitocoast.htm This review]] of ''Film/TheMosquitoCoast''. (See last paragraph.)
* [[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 ''{{Devil}}'' and said that it describes the film as a whole perfectly; [[RandomEventsPlot everything that happens in the plot is random]].
* This wiki's page on ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' isn't the only place that quotes Ian Malcolm's lines from [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the second movie]] to sum up the whole franchise:
-->"''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 summarising ''Film/TheMatrix'' with Neo's "Woah."
** Much fun was had by the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses HateDom with {{Phelous}}'s line "This is gonna suck" in the ''SuburbanKnights'' trailer.
* If we consider ''Film/TheWizard'' as an ad for Nintendo products, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's review of the Power Glove counts.
-->"It's so bad."
* 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 review]]: "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 ''AllIWantForChristmas'' again."
** "Oh no, not ''Film/YouAgain''."
* ''WebAnimation/{{Spill}}''
** The review of ''Film/SuckerPunch'': "You know what? Take the 'Punch' out of it, just 'Sucker', alright?" - said Korey Coleman.
** ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'' review:
--->'''Co-Host 3000:''' I will give the movie credit though: You are given a fair warning at the very beginning, where you see one of the fucking err... fugly Olsen twin--\\
'''Leon:''' Olsen twin?\\
'''Co-Host 3000:''' --addresses the screen and addresses the audiences by tell[ing] them "Get ready to embrace the suck."\\
(''Spill crew's laughter'')\\
'''Co-Host 3000:''' Wow, you really embrace it.\\
'''Leon:''' That-that is ballsy for a movie to ''look'' you in the eyes and tell you "Embrace the suck".\\
'''Korey:''' By the way, none of us embrace this, okay? It was forced upon us.\\
'''Cyrus:''' However, we acknowledge that it did in fact, suck.
** CopOut review: "I mean, just think about--Okay, the name of this movie is 'Cop Out', and this... that name alone has so much more hidden meanings into it than we'll ever know because Holy Jesus! I cannot believe what I suffered through tonight." said Co-Host 3000.
** Film/TheCabinInTheWoods review: "It gave me a cabin in the ''[[IncrediblyLamePun wood]]''" - guest reviewer Brian Salisbury.
** A Thousand Words review:
--->'''Co-Host 3000:''' Have we-Have we mentioned the title of this movie?\\
'''Korey:''' A Thousand Words.\\
'''Co-Host 3000:''' No, no. Actually, it's ''A Thousand Deaths of Creator/EddieMurphy''.\\
(''Korey's laughter'')\\
'''Co-Host 3000:''' 'Cause every goddamn frame is literally killing Eddie Murphy's career.\\
'''Korey:''' Oh, I though you were gonna say A Thousand Words Can't Describe How Bad This Movie Is.
* Holy Moly's [[http://www.holymoly.com/reviews/cinema-dvd/film-review-just-go-it52943 review]] of ''JustGoWithIt'' is an subversion. Just read the title.
* Also ''Sucker Punch'': "But there is nothing here to enjoy, beyond the tiny satisfaction in noting that the movie lives up to its name." - [[http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/movies/sucker-punch-from-zack-snyder-review.html New York Times review]].
* blu-ray.com's [[http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ugly-Truth-Blu-ray/7038/#Review review]] of ''TheUglyTruth'' opens with:
-->What an appropriate title -- with an emphasis on the "ugly"
* Dread Central resident Scott Foy's [[http://www.foywonder.com/current_columns/foy_1207.html review]] of ''Lake Dead'':
-->'''Foy''': Just how bad is ''Lake Dead''? There's a scene about an hour in when one of the girls in the movie freaks out over their situation and starts yelling, "This is so bad! This is awful!" Sitting in the theater I felt like that scene in ''Film/TheTerminator'' when the building super knocks on the door to ask The Terminator if everything is okay in there and multiple response choices began scrolling across the machine's field of sight. In this case, my options were: "No kidding!","You're telling me?","Ain't that the truth!","Tell me something I don't know!","Preach on, sister!","Oh, so it's a self-reviewing movie?" The one the Terminator selected, "Fuck you, asshole!" might have fit here as well, if only out of sheer spite.
* Occasionally used by Website/TheAgonyBooth, for example (in the ''{{Film/Zardoz}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Zardoz_1974.aspx?Page=2 recap]]):
-->Frayn, apparently watching this movie, yells out, "A bore!" He then repeats, "How pointless!" a couple of times as he falls out of the mouth to his death. So, I guess he knows how the movie will end.
* Given the overall warm reception the game ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}'' has received, several reviews have noted that its title is for the most part, well-earned.
* At least 5 critics used the title acronym of ''Film/{{House At The End of the Street}}'' (spelled as "HATES") to describe how they feel about the movie.
* Negative reviews of ''Film/ThreeHundred'' had a lot of fun with the line "You will not enjoy this". It helps that it was actually plastered over some of the movie's posters.
* The movie ''Film/{{Twister}}'' coined the term "the Suck Zone" to describe the point where a tornado lifts you into the air. Many reviewers [[SnarkBait found other creative uses for the term]]. At least the production team was smart enough not to go with their original idea for the tagline: "It Sucks." [[note]][[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117998/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr0668823 No, seriously.]][[/note]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ig6E2460V0 The Disaster trailer]] of ''VideoGame/SimCity'' (2013) featured the line "complete and utter disaster". Gamespot picked it up to close [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9iolLV3wgM their video review of the game]].
* A {{DLC}} for ''VideoGame/OmertaCityOfGangsters'', titled ''The Con Artist'', has [[http://www.gog.com/gamecard/omerta_city_of_gangsters_the_con_artist_dlc collected very unenthusiastic reviews]] from the customers, some of which point out how fitting the title is for a DLC that offers so little content for such a high price.
* At the end of ''Film/JackAndJill'', AlPacino is being shown the incredibly cheesy Dunkin' Donuts commercial he was hired to perform in and he tells the protagonist "Burn this. This must never be seen...by ''anyone''. All copies...''destroy them''." Cue several reviewers "wondering" if he was actually referring to the movie itself.
* Variation in WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and WebVideo/TheRapCritic's take on "Accidental Racist", when Todd described it as being "''extremely'' accidentally racist".
* 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.
* [[http://rogersworst.blogspot.nl/2011/01/14-anaconda-1997.html This review]] of ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'' from a blog reassessing movie reviews by Creator/RogerEbert hated it a lot more than Ebert (who thought it was SoBadItsGood at best himself). Near the end the reviewer notes Jennifer Lopez's character commenting on the InUniverse documentary they are shooting "This film was supposed to be my big break, it's turned out to be a big disaster.", and says he loves truth in movies.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' likes to use this occasionally.
** Midway through ''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?"
** At the end of ''Film/{{Timechasers}}'', the protagonist decides his time machine is too dangerous, so he dismantles it and deletes all the associated computer code. When the computer prompts "DELETE ALL COPIES? Y/N", Mike responds, " "Delete copies of film? Yes. Delete memory of film from mankindís consciousness? Yes."
** When they watch ''Film/PodPeople'', Joel and the bots are very critical of its misuse of the HyperlinkStory structure. Then, midway through the movie, there's a scene where Tommy tries to show his alien friend how to assemble a jigsaw puzzle: "See? The pieces fit together!" Tom Servo quickly replies, "If only the movie were so lucky."
* Leonard Maltin 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]]."
* In ''Film/TheRoom,'' when Claudette walks in on [[CoitusInterruptus two of Lisa's friends having sex,]] she exclaims, "What are these two characters doing here?!" Both ObscurusLupa and the NostalgiaCritic have pretty much the same question in their reviews, given that the scene in question [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment adds nothing to the plot, and the characters in it are totally irrelevant.]]
* When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bptapTe7Ylk this contestant]] on ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' chose to audition with the song "You're No Good," [[MeanBrit Piers Morgan]] remarked, "I don't think I've ever seen a singer choose a more appropriate song to sing. What was the lyric again? 'You're no good, you're no good, you're no good, you're no good!'"
* 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.
* ''Not Since Carrie'', on the 1970 musical flop ''[[Literature/ElmerGantry Gantry]]'':
-->When the audience arrived at ''Gantry'', it was greeted with a show curtain painted to resemble the side of a worn revival tent. It bore the inscription "Where Will YOU Spend Eternity?"--the answer turned out to be, at ''Gantry''.
* The website Website/KnowYourMeme allows users to comment on research articles detailing the various internet memes circulating "teh interwebz." The website is pretty heavy on [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Self-Demonstrating Articles]], especially made by those users in question, but whenever articles come along that people don't like or that are too forced, they will use these reviews to mock the one who attempted to make it. [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/333625-bad-luck-sora For instance...]]
* 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."
* Discussed in the ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review of ''VideoGame/RememberMe'', when Yahtzee quips that you shouldn't give your game a name that game journalists can twist into snarky headlines.
-->'''Yahtzee:''' "''Remember Me''? Kinda forgettable!" Arf-arf!