Is This Really The Worst Film Of The Year?

Tuesday 3 December 2013, 15:29

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

Forbes magazine recently announced The Fifth Estate to be the biggest financial flop of the year. But is this really the worst film of 2013?

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    Comment number 2.

    What I keep thinking about is, should a filmmaker wait a certain amount of time before tackling a current subject ? I mean for crying out loud we don't even know the end of Julian Assange's story yet.

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    Comment number 4.

    After Earth - Ripd - The Lone Ranger - not that i've seen them

    zero care about box office - haven't seen the fifth estate - dont plan to either

    i tend to only watch bad trailers rarely bad films

    so to me Elysium was the failure of 2013 just because it SHOULD of been so much better

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    Comment number 8.

    Wasn't at all surprised to hear The Fifth Estate's the biggest flop of 2013; in the interests of certain bodies, such a story couldn't be seen to be critically or financially validated.

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    Comment number 1.

    I enjoyed the 5th Estate, felt like it wanted to be a Jason Bourne film a bit too much though. Was refreshing to see a film take on a contemporary issue at my local multiplex.

    It was better than Superman IV: The Quest for Peace which made me accidentally throw my mother in law out of a window.

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    Comment number 7.

    Obviously judging a film by how much money it initially makes at cinemas is utterly daft. By that reckoning Blade Runner, It's A Wonderful Life, Brazil and countless other stone cold classics are bad films.


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