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Quotes: Pacing Problems
The movie is moving slowly when you begin to look at your watch. It is moving very slowly when you begin to tap your watch to be sure it hasn't stopped.
—"[Gene] Siskel's Theory of Relativity," Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary

On the first page of my notes, I wrote "Starts slow." On the second page, I wrote "Boring." On the third page I wrote "Endless!" On the fourth page, I wrote: "Bite-size Shredded Wheat, skim milk, cantaloupe, frozen peas, toilet paper, salad stuff, pick up laundry."
Roger Ebert, review of Exit to Eden (1994)

The story is paced like an ant pushing a brick across the desert...
—Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw on Final Fantasy XIII

I should say that I liked Crysis 2 a hell of a lot more than I thought I would, and do you know why? Because it paces itself. It's not like Call of Duty, opening the game with a frying pan to the moosh and beating at you from start to finish like it's afraid you'll catch fire or maintain a coherent thought long enough to realize how tedious it all is.
—Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, illustrating the other extreme

GET ON WITH IT!
Everyone, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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