Some films are shit, but have somehow managed to fool a lot of people into believing that they’re good. That’s my take, anyway, on Empire Records, a film from 1995 that should have been instantly forgotten, but has managed to scratch and claw its way to cult status. It has an unbelievably high Film Contentiousness Quotient of 52.82, which means almost equal numbers of users loved and hated it, with very few in between. Details on the math can be found here.
Ach, maybe I’m just being grumpy. The truth is I hardly remember even seeing this film, about a bunch of record store employees. Empire Records stars Liv Tyler and Renée Zellweger and has a soundtrack featuring the likes of the Gin Blossoms and Better than Ezra. Now if that collection of talent doesn’t inspire excitement, CHECK YOUR PULSE!
Anyway. You know what I think, but maybe I’m completely wrong. What do you think about Empire Records?
- Terrible! (64%, 9 Votes)
- Great! (36%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 14
And now, let’s hear from some Criticker users:
Neil Miller – “One of my favorite films of all-time.. a truly enjoyable portrait of the slacker counter-culture of the mid-90s.”
FitFortDanga – “Pretty much the worst thing I’ve ever seen. But strangely compelling in its absolute awfulness. Quite likely the blandest, shittiest soundtrack of all time. Toad the Wet Sprocket? Fucking hell.”
Last week, you voted on 300, and I’m pleased to report that
It passed your test with flying colors.