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Reddit Ask: What is a critically acclaimed acting performance you didn't like?

Reddit user TMB2006 asked "What is a critically acclaimed acting performance you didn't like?" here are some of the answers. you can read the full post at the source.

- Bradley Cooper, American Hustler (2013)
"Bradley Cooper in American Hustle. I remember people lauding his performance and breaking away from comedy and it just seemed like a whole lot of yelling from him—the entire move"

- Andy Garcia, The Godfather Part III (1990)
"Andy Garcia won an Oscar nomination for one of the most obnoxious performances in The Godfather Part III. It's a terrible caricature of Sonny, and it's the thing I hate most about the movie."

- Jennifer Hudson, Dream Girls (2006)
"She’s an amazing singer, but any performance she’s in just doesn’t cut it for me. There’s nothing behind the eyes"

- Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (2009)
" Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. People just raving about her putting on a wig with a slight country accent."

- Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
"Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury. He is a great actor, but this part came off as a cartoon caricature rather than a real person.

And unlike other actors in music biopics (e.g. Taron Egerton as Elton John) Malek’s flamboyant overacting in this role doesn’t even reflect the real person he’s playing. Freddy Mercury’s real personality, and even his public persona, was more calm and reserved than how the film portrays him, and Malek feels more like he’s playing Edna Mode than Freddy Mercury.

Literally any of the other actors nominated that year (and even most of Malek’s other roles) deserved the Oscar more than this did."


- Paul Newman, The Color of Money (1986)
"Paul Newman's 1986 Oscar win for "The Color of Money" was essentially: this guy's been around a long time, let's give him an Oscar. There was nothing special about it."

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