Overrated classic films?

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  1. Valmet

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    Back when we were in Uber-quarantine mode I watched a handful of older, “classic” movies, some of which I’d never seen before and others that I hadn’t seen in 20+ years. A few of which I found to be very overrated.

    The Godfather (1972)- I love Scorsese and many of his films, but found The Godfather to be long and predicable. Maybe because the themes have been re-done (Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino, etc)?

    Dog Day Afternoon (1975)- way too long and redundant as most of the film simply takes place inside the bank.

    Anybody else find some “classic” movies overrated?
     
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    Soundtrack is terrible...
     
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    You need special speakers that are compatible with films of that time period. Modern speakers for Dolby Sound won't work.
     
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    "Deep Throat"....way too long.
     
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    All the Movies that are filmed in the dark from the 70's thru the 90's. Damn I hate darkened Movies. Generally I will just move on to something that is NOT filmed that way!!!!! Or, any movies that have a friggen Flute playing over the talking parts. Which is generally Native American content. YIKES!!!!!
     
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    Maybe not the original theatrical reels, but all the home releases cut and/or cropped out the best Cybill Shepherd topless shots. Only momentary boobage remains.
     
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    It wasn't way too long for her.
     
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    Citizen Kane...ooof! Rosebud, Rosebud.....
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    I am a horror fan, but Poltergeist (1982) just didn't do anything for me when I watched it for the first time. It is one of the very few classic horrors that fell flat when I viewed it as an adult.
     
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    You have to watch them keeping in mind how phenomenal they were at the time they were made.

    One of the toughest for me was when I watched Star Wars again for the first time in 30-40 years. It was horrible. I realized I was judging it by today's standards and had forgotten how awesome it was when first released. Watching it from that perspective it was once again one of the greatest movies ever.
     
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    Yes. Citizen Kane was the first film that came to mind and I hate West Side Story. The Godfather is my favorite movie. The book is very good as well.