It may sometimes frustrate us, but in general, Netflix is a wonderful thing. While it was once difficult to see small, avant-garde, or foreign films if you didn’t have access to an art house theater or a local video rental place with a wide selection, it’s greatly democratized distribution for movies that fall far outside the mainstream. But with greater viewership comes a wider range of opinions — including those of people who probably didn’t realize what they were in for when they clicked a button to stream Andy Warhol’s Flesh. After the jump, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest negative reviews of experimental films we could find, from the disappointed to the pithy to the just-plain-didn’t-get-it.
Un Chien Andalou, dir. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
“My best friend in 8th grade made me watch it at his house. I don’t know where he got it from. All I remember was the part with the eye. It was a weird movie.”
“If you have ever wondered why artists have a reputation of producing nothing of value, and subsisting entirely off of government funding programs, this movie is a good example of why. Its not sureal. Its not sublime. Its not thought-provoking or inspiring. Its stupid. Plain and simple. And all this stuff still exists today, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, who pay people to produce this nonsense because no sane person would ever buy it on the market.”
“The fun tidbits where eyeballs are being slashed and dead donkeys are on pianos arent prolific enough to make this a worthwhile film.”
“I don’t consider silent movies to be movies at all. You have to have sound, people talking for it to be a movie.”