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

A [[ReviewerStockPhrases 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 s/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; see also SnarkBait.

* WebVideo/CinemaSins spotted this in ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
-->'''Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler):''' What are we doing right now?\\
'''Cinema Sins:''' Is this... almost self-awareness coming from Adam Sandler? And couldn't that question be applied to the movie itself?
* [[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/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Kinley Mochrie]] 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.]]
* 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 summarizing ''Film/TheMatrix'' with Neo's “Woah.”
** Much fun was had by the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses {{Hatedom}} with WebVideo/{{Phelous}}' line “{{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.”
* In [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic The Nostalgia Critic's]] review of ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', he points out how the lead character's girlfriend breaking up with him because "the silly voices and funny faces were only funny for a few seconds" pretty much sums up the movie.
* If we consider ''Film/TheWizard'' as an ad for Nintendo products, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's review of the Power Glove counts.
-->“It's so bad.”
* Another disastrous motion controller for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem, Creator/BroderbundSoftware's U-Force, was supposed to work by using infrared 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]]''?”
* ''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.
** ''Film/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 ''[[{{Pun}} wood]]''" -- guest reviewer Brian Salisbury.
** ''Film/AThousandWords'' 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 [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120707150824/http://www.holymoly.com/reviews/cinema-dvd/film-review-just-go-it52943 review]] of ''Film/JustGoWithIt'' subverts this. Just read the title.
* [[http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/movies/sucker-punch-from-zack-snyder-review.html New York Times review]] of ''Film/SuckerPunch'': "But there is nothing here to enjoy, beyond the tiny satisfaction in noting that the movie lives up to its name."
* blu-ray.com's [[http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ugly-Truth-Blu-ray/7038/#Review review]] of ''Film/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 five critics used the title acronym of ''Film/HouseAtTheEndOfTheStreet'' (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'', Creator/AlPacino is being shown the incredibly cheesy Dunkin' Donuts commercial for which Jack hired him to perform. He tells Jack, "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".
* ''Film/TheHobbit'':
** 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.
** The next film, ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', ends with Bilbo watching in horror as Smaug flies off to lay waste to Laketown, and whispers [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone "What have we done?"]] When WebVideo/HonestTrailers criticised the movie as an excess of padding, they played that clip of Bilbo and followed it up by asking forlornly "What indeed, Bilbo?"
* [[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 Music/JenniferLopez'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 ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', Aram Fingal (trapped inside a computer simulation) is 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?"
** 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 mankind’s 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."
* 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: [[LittleNo “No.”]]
* In ''Film/TheRoom'', when Claudette walks in on [[CoitusInterruptus two of Lisa's friends having sex]], she exclaims, "What are these characters doing here?!" Both WebVideo/ObscurusLupa and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic 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!'"
* On ''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 "Music/AmericanPie."
-->'''Contestant''': The day the music died...\\
'''Simon''': It just did.
** An episode of ''Australian Idol'' had an auditioner singing Kasey Chambers' "Not Pretty Enough". Ian Dickson (Simon's counterpart at the time) responded with "You're ''not'' pretty enough, you're not cheerful enough, and you've got no talent."
* 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 …]]
* 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!
** 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''.''
* In ''Film/ObserveAndReport'' one character says "I thought this was going to be funny, but it's actually kind of sad", which is a perfect summary of the film itself according to at least one review.
* 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.
** Their [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/darkvault/misfits/misfit14.html review]] of ''The Nuttiest Nutcracker'' (under ''Blog/TheIslandOfMisfitChristmasSpecials'' opens with a variation.
-->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.” One of the better one-sentence reviews simply read: "Everything else is sold out and the tickets are non-refundable."
* Creator/MarkKermode found that the title of ''Film/{{Criminal}}'' perfectly described the quality of the film.
* 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.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', Vrak {{Handwaved}} something away with "It's far too complex for you to understand"; and ''[[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei]]'' did the same in the next season by saying "There's a simple explanation for that..." before being cut off. In his ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, Linkara would sarcastically repeat the clips whenever their respective seasons attempted other gratuitous {{Handwave|d}}s.
* 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]].
* 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.”
* Is it any wonder that after ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'' was critically panned, many reviewers were mocking the title for [[MoneyDearBoy being the likely reason]] that Creator/BenAffleck signed on to it?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' has a poop emoji as a character. Many critics have used said emoji to sum up the film's quality, and Rotten Tomatoes also uses the no-entry emoji (🚫) as the critical consensus.
* Some of the more negative professional reviews of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' noted that they found themselves empathizing with [[BigBad the Storm King]] when he complains about the overwhelming cuteness. From [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/my-little-pony-movie-review-1045958 Hollywood Reporter]]: "Summing it all up is [Liev] Schreiber’s Storm King, who at one point late in the proceedings moans, “I’m so totally over the cute pony thing!” Pretty much." And [[https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/my-little-pony-the-movie Slant]]: "When late in the film, the Storm King complains, “I’m so over the cute pony thing,” it’s hard not to agree with him."
* When ''Film/DirtyDancing'' was remade as an ABC TV movie, several reviews remarked that the movie should be "put in a corner".
* ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' started his review of the movie ''Bummer!'' with the following quote:
-->'''Snob:''' Oh hey, it's a movie called ''Bummer!''. I haven't been this excited about sitting through a movie since that time I watched ''Disappointment''.
* Even some broadly positive reviews of ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' couldn't resist quoting the bit in "We're Doing a Sequel" where they acknowledge "And everybody knows that the sequel's never quite as good!"
* For ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', some snarky reviewers zeroed in on Riker's line "Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse". Indeed, it's widely considered to be either the first or second-poorly received ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film featuring the ''Next Gen'' cast, competing for the title with its predecessor ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''.
* The Rotten Tomatoes critics' consensus for the Creator/DuncanJones film ''Film/Mute2018'' states that "''Mute'' is a would-be sci-fi epic whose title serves as an unfortunate guide to how it might be best enjoyed".
* Similarly, the Rotten Tomatoes critics' consensus for ''Film/GodsNotDead2'' mocks the film as being "every bit the [[{{Anvilicious}} proselytizing]] lecture promised by its title".
* [[RuleOfThree Again]], the Rotten Tomatoes critics' consensus for ''Film/TheSnowman2017'' says that the film "feels as mashed together and perishable as its title".
* Rolling Stone magazine's infamous two word review of Quiet Riot's ''Condition Critical'' album.
--> "Condition Terminal."