Robert Pattinson's 'Bel Ami' Getting Bad Reviews — Oh No

Fri, February 17, 2012 8:12am EDT by 31 Comments
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Fundisha

Posted at 1:42 PM on February 23, 2012  

Why must we always try to pull someone down because we know we will never be like them, live like them, love like them or have half the respect people have for them?

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aquarius64

Posted at 12:01 PM on February 22, 2012  

Critics are paid to give an honest assessment of the movie and the performers, not kiss up to Twihards and give glowing reviews to their idol, especially if they feel he doesn’t deserve it. Yes the studio is banking on Twilight fans to put some butts in the seats, but your numbers are not going to be enough. Bel Ami is up against the The Lorax and Project X on 3/2, two movies that are being heavily advertised. Where are the TV ads for Bel Ami? RP still has to prove he can open a non-Twilight movie in the US market at #1; and he’s going to need non-Twilight fans to make that happen. Given the competition on opening weekend BA will make the top 5, and I’ll guess #3.

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omgomgomg

Posted at 10:47 PM on February 19, 2012  

‘Awwwwwww Rob’s so talented, he’s the best actor in the world, Variety knows nothing about movies, critics are azzholes, they’re bastards, jerks, they’re SOOOOO jealous of him!!!! I love Rob, Rob is out king!!!!’ LMAO. It pretty much says everything you twitards want to say. Now go back to school please. This movie is a complete garbage.

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tip

Posted at 10:40 PM on February 19, 2012  

Haha Pattinson has not a single good film or good reviews in his entire career. He is a failure.

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claudia

Posted at 10:32 PM on February 19, 2012  

Never liked this famewhore. As actor he is a nobody, as person he is a complete sell out. So good critics are slamming him. He is HORRIBLE. Z-list actor at his best. This film will destroy his career. Lucky us!

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vera

Posted at 10:30 PM on February 19, 2012  

LMAO Gaybert Pattinson is officially the WORST ACTOR ON THE PLANET. You Team Edward retards can jump off the bridge now.

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Lisa

Posted at 1:37 PM on February 19, 2012  

I never agree with the critics and who knows what their motivation is when they give a review? I can’t wait to see him in Bel Ami.

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Chelliane

Posted at 11:46 PM on February 18, 2012  

I will go and watch the movie for entertainment.I will make my own judgement and I don’t care what critics think?

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Dee

Posted at 9:31 PM on February 18, 2012  

People need to stop trying so hard to protect Edward- I mean Robert. He was good before Twilight. After, well, he got some very bad advice on acting and that’s where it’s gone down hill. Bad-mouthing critics’ (whose job it is to know when an acter is good or bad, without being biased) isn’t going to help Rob. Every review I’ve read has the Twifans up in arms. Calm down people!

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Dee

Posted at 9:39 AM on February 18, 2012  

I love RPatz and KStew. I will see any movies both actors are in…. Rob was good in Remember Me, All of the Twilight movies. Water for Elephants he nailed Jacob and I think in Bel Ami he will be okay. Bel Ami’s first review Indiewire grade is a C+…. We should see this movie when it come to the United States…. Everyone that voted for Bel Ami in the MTV Movie Brawl should see the movie. Some critics don’t like him. Rob will be awesome in Cosmopolis he is a good actor….

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Dee

Posted at 9:18 AM on February 18, 2012  

Indiewire’s review for Bel Ami is graded a C+ and this is Bel Ami’s first review….

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hollyhater

Posted at 5:10 AM on February 18, 2012  

I would have believed the critics’ opinions abut his acting if they hadn’t bashed him for his performance in Remember Me. He was so real in that movie.

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Hepidance

Posted at 4:18 AM on February 18, 2012  

I love twilight saga books and movies. But personally, I have to admit that I do not like his acting style. He was good (not great) in twilight and bd pt.1 but so “meh” in new moon and eclipse.

RM was sooo bad, sooo boring. If the movie didn’t set those sad ending, it will be “meh” (again)

Wfe have great other cast, but his performance was average (not bad, not really good too). He must up his acting skill.

Btw,, I will try for watching Bel Ami. But if he still looks not really good, then bd pt.2 will be his last movie that I’ll see. Time to move for other great actors. Sad but true..

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LisaB

Posted at 11:23 PM on February 17, 2012  

Keep in mind — those who can, do, and those who can’t, are critics. Most critics today are bitter never-beens who can’t deal with Rob’s unprecedented appeal and cynically want to bring him down or keep him in a box. His castmates (in all of his recent films) and his directors, etc., have nothing but raves for him, and the clips and trailers I have seen have been magnetic . . .

I also thought he was TREMENDOUS and heart-wrenching in Remember Me (no movie has made me cry like that in a long time), which the critics panned, as well. I just hope he can ignore the blather and keep moving forward . . . Can’t wait to see Bel Ami and also looking forward to Cosmopolis.

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Mimi

Posted at 2:47 PM on February 18, 2012  

You are exactly right, those who can, do, and those who can’t, in this case, criticize. Personally, I despise movie critics and pay no attention whatsoever to their opinions. Who pays these people, anyway?

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parislove

Posted at 5:59 PM on February 17, 2012  

Judging from the reviews, it seems like most of the critics haven’t read the book and don’t understand that Rob is portraying Georges exactly the way he’s written. He’s supposed to be just the way he is in the movie. Can’t wait to see it, love him and all the ladies in this movie, Christina looks really cute.

And I’m so glad no one expected and unwanted showed up to steal any thunder for once. A stress-free premiere for Rob’s fans to enjoy.

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Super

Posted at 4:18 PM on February 17, 2012  

I’m thinking it’s getting slammed. You only named two..

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Jesus Christ Super Star!

Posted at 2:56 PM on February 17, 2012  

I WILL be going to see this picture. Thank you very much. Btw, critics, people are TIRED of hearing what you have to say! We don’t WANT to hear your OPINIONS anymore on ANYTHING! Nobody ASKED you your opinions, you just keep giving them to us! Will you all please quit and go work at Burger King, where you belong??

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c

Posted at 12:58 PM on February 17, 2012  

wouldn’t pay to see it.. period films arent my thing

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DontCareWhoHeDatesJustGladHeLikesGirls

Posted at 11:08 AM on February 17, 2012  

And what are these magazines? Never heard of them. I’ll wait and see what respected and known critics like Roger Ebert or Leonard Maltin think of him.

But even then, I’m an intelligent person….I can make up my own mind if I like something or not. I don’t need some pseudo-intellectual telling me I won’t like it.

And it has nothing to do with Rob….not everything he touches is gold. Case in point, “Ring of the Nibelungs”….two hours of my life, I’m never getting back and while I liked his performance, “The Haunted Airman” was less than stellar as a movie.

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Joan Bishop

Posted at 9:58 AM on February 17, 2012  

Come on; we all know critics have their heads up their collective.a****es. They have to write this drivel to jusify their paychecks. You can pretty well bet that anything a critic likes will be some artsy bore no one can sit through. Makes them feel superior. They aren’t. Does anyone really choose to go to a move on the basis of a critic’s opinion? Not many, and if anyone does, they are as full of it as the critic.

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Cat

Posted at 9:47 AM on February 17, 2012  

Way to twist and turn things HL. Read the reviews properly, they are fair reviews, and we’ve only had three so far. Idiots!

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mucha

Posted at 12:30 PM on February 17, 2012  

what’s the third?

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just me

Posted at 9:40 AM on February 17, 2012  

critics can kiss my ars as many times as they want..wait, they better kiss Roberts’ one if he allows them to, of course. this is all i have to say for now:)Enjoy watching him at Berlinale.

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Michele

Posted at 9:14 AM on February 17, 2012  

Yes, I most certainly will. First of all, I don’t listen to critics, good or bad. What makes their opinion more worthy than anyone else’s? By what criteria? Just the nature of what they do—the name ‘critic’ makes me cringe. Judging art is a matter of opinion, unless it really stinks, and then the opinion is generally a consensus. Rob is not infallible, and if there is a problem with his acting, well, then there is a problem with his acting.

But, hello! I am NOT getting that impression here.

The critic said he displayed the character’s ruthlessness, but it was the period role that he seemed ill at ease with. That, to me, says more about the direction, because it also says “it’s not that he’s a bad actor.” Also, the first review (I read the entire thing; you did not print it all here) said Rob would be great in Cosmopolis. I wish, HL, you had included that here as well.

The second review also has issues with the direction, not the acting. The director was used to theatre, somehow things got confused when translating to film—according to the reviewer. But I don’t understand why a close up would deter from the character, the acting, and “lapse into the bovine?” Bovine? Really? Oh, give me a break. Explain to me how that works because I don’t get it. If an actor is to show the emotion of the character, and that’s what you would expect of good acting, of course it has to come through in a close up. How else? How can I see from a long shot what that character is thinking, from miles away? I’m not a mind reader. It doesn’t make sense to me.

I also wonder why the critics didn’t comment on the story, (the most important part for me as a movie go-er) the costumes, the settings, the other actors, and so on.

And you, HL, why would you jump on this? This review wasn’t “scathing,” as your title leads. It might not have been all glowing, but you twisted this to blame Rob, it’s like you want him to fail, you want to upset him, and you want to upset his fans. That’s negative and destructive. You could have slanted this article totally differently had you so chosen. I am less impressed with this write-up, for what it’s worth, than the critic’s review.
Michele

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Jenny

Posted at 8:54 AM on February 17, 2012  

Even as a devout Krisbian, I will defend Rob,s talent. He is a remarkable actor and has alot of range. I have no doubt that he will get an Oscar one day. Critics are so mean and far removed from what everyday people really pay to watch. They are not important as far as Im concerned. Bel Ami will be a box office smash where ever it will be shown.

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cc

Posted at 8:32 AM on February 17, 2012  

The movie is not getting bad reviews. Why do you write this?

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