10 Most Overrated Movies Of 2016 (So Far)

Probably not destined for "classic" status, then...

Over Rated Movies 2016

2016 has been a weird year for films so far, hasn't it? In the ratings department, especially, where lots of worthwhile movies have been unnecessarily slammed and tons of mediocre ones have been praised to high heaven. What's going on?

Nowadays, of course, we have "helpful" websites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic at our disposal to work out whether a film deserves our attention; critical aggregators that weigh the overall worthiness of a picture and give the punters a chance to see what the critics said about it without having to read any reviews.

Still, one can't help but feel like percentage-based scores like these often come out way, way too high, and no year in cinema history has epitomised such a fact more than 2016, where incredibly flawed movies have ended up with scores that just don't make any sense; films that aren't anywhere near as good as they've been deemed by the critical body that need to be knocked down a peg or two.

Which bring us to this list. After highlighting some of the most underrated movies of the year a couple of weeks back, it's time to take a look at the most overrated films using the same specifications: 10 movies that - for a number of reasons - have been given a lot more credit than they deserve, either by the critics, audiences, or both...

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Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.