has listed its 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time
, slotting the late Robert Altman's Nashville
at #14. The verdict, in part:
The delirious—or, too often, headache-inducing—cacophony that became signature Robert Altman reached its critical apex with Nashville, and, actually, premiere has taken part in the overfluffing, having called the film a "masterpiece" five years ago. But Altman's multiple story line vision is a high-minded concept crippled by overwrought execution.
The rebuttal, though grammatically less challenged, isn't very convincing, either: "Its country music setting gives it a red state populism that works beautifully against its political undercurrents." What? And why isn't [insert your choice here] on the list?