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May 2010



Roger Ebert Refuses to Use His Star Rating on ‘The Human Centipede’

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If you look at Ebert’s review for ‘The Human Centipede,’ you’ll notice that he put “unrated” in parentheses where the stars should be.  Huh?  Originally I thought that Ebert’s “unrated” meant “zero stars,” but after reading his review, I realize Ebert is one clever mofo.  Here’s what he wrote: “I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.”  This post is more about how much of a writing rock star Roger Ebert is, and less about the movie.  All you have to do is read the review to discover that the movie is too vile to exist.  I haven’t seen it and I’m already disturbed.