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

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.  

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