It’s a rare feat for a film to be both lavished with
critical praise and a hit with moviegoers en masse. More often than not, a
movie is beloved by critics but snubbed by audiences by audiences once it hits
cinemas or, on the flipside, panned by critics and raved about by audiences.
Sometimes a snubbing, whether from critics or audiences, is entirely warranted
but it often means that brilliant (or at least not totally awful) movies are
dismissed before they’ve even been given a chance.
It happens all the time: the big budget superhero movie is
lambasted for its focus on action while the micro budget indie flick, if indeed
it gets a wide enough release, is not as appealing to audiences as a
blockbuster would be. But fear not: from low budget indies that critics loved
but flopped at the box office to critically panned moviegoer favourites, we’re
here to inform you of the year’s most underrated films and why they’re
deserving of your time. Give ‘em another chance, eh?