Last week, Roger Ebert shocked the five us of who care about these things by giving two films a grade of Zero Stars: Chaos and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Most would agree that the once-radical Ebert has softened with age, and he manages to justify bestowing a two-star certification on all but the most offensive of widgets. I don't fault Ebert for this; he takes bad reviews seriously because he understands the power he has as the most visible film critic in the nation. But he's not above making his distaste personal - it's going to take a while for him to live down a line like, "Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks." That said, from the way this summer seems to be going, it's a marvel he's held back the Zero Star venom this long. To our poll question: have you seen a movie this year that had no redeeming value whatsoever, that was so bad that it wouldn't even make it on to a scaleable chart? Let us know -- but, of course, unless you've won a Pulitzer, we might not take you seriously.
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