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Feature: HollywoodChicago.com’s Overrated & Worst Films of 2017

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StarSpike Walters


OVERRATED: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ WORST: ‘Fist Fight’
Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics & Warner Bros.

Overrated: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME This is an admittedly beautifully shot travelogue of Italy, which isn’t able to distract entirely from its troublesome subtexts. On one side, it refreshingly treats a gay teen’s (Timothée Chalamet) coming of age with sensitivity. On the other side, the fact that his awakening happens with a much older man (Armie Hammer) gives the otherwise touching story an unfortunate underbelly… the two sides just don’t mesh.

Worst: FIST FIGHT It was pretty neck and neck between the laughable serial killer drama THE SNOWMAN and the tone-deaf FIST FIGHT. In the end, FIGHT won out because of the sheer ineptitude of the enterprise, stranding a collection of talent in a woebegone premise which is a perfect example of the old pondering “How did this get made?” This film can’t sustain its two minute trailer – much less a feature length film – and retroactively makes you question the talents of everyone involved.

Click here for the full review of “Fist Fight,” by Spike Walters.

For the TOP TEN films of 2017 by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, click here.

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