"Dumb As A Blog" collects scathing reviews of the world's most beloved films. The New York Times calls Empire Strikes Back "a lot of hot air" and disses Bill Murray's Ghostbusters performance, while the New Yorker destroys Indiana Jones.
Here's the glorious full quote from Vincent Canby in the New York Times in 1980:
"Confession: When I went to see The Empire Strikes Back I found myself glancing at my watch. The Force is with us, indeed, and a lot of it is hot air. It's a measure of my mixed feelings about The Empire Strikes Back that I'm not at all sure that I understand the plot.The Empire Strikes Back is about as personal as a Christmas card from a bank."
But Empire Strikes Back isn't the only movie that gets attacked in Dumb As A Blog — Ghostbusters even took a few hits. From Janet Maslin, New York Times, June 8, 1984:
"Mr. Murray would be even more welcome if his talents were used in the service of something genuinely witty and coherent, rather than as an end in themselves."
Read more terrible reviews about great films, like The Shining, over at Dumb As A Blog.