Ever walked out of a movie?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Strat-Mangler, May 3, 2019.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Myself? No, but I definitely wanted to.

    On a date watching the first Magadascar (her choice) which was wholly unfunny and uninteresting, plus had jump cuts every 2 secs, making for a nauseating movie to watch on the big screen.

    The last time I opted for movie-viewing as a date.
  2. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Yep, once at an independent theater with very few people watching the movie, and some guy was very drunk and couldn't control himself. They did give me some kind of pass to see it again later, and it was great on the return trip.
  3. Ned Bode

    Ned Bode Forum Visitor

    The Midwest
    It's been a while. The three movies that I walked out on:

    Scarface (1983)
    Bolero (1984)
    The Doors (1991)

    Scarface had an intermission. Wife and I went out for a smoke, opted for not coming back. For the other two, I was with people who stayed. I just hung out in the lobby until they were finished.
  4. Phil Thien

    Phil Thien Forum Resident

    Milwaukee, WI
    One of the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movies. Was like a music video. Terrible.
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  5. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    An unwatchable horror with the falsely promising title Full Frontal.

    It was so bad I walked out even though my ride insisted on staying to watch it. So to protest I simply stood in the lobby for an hour.

    Pointless to you, but I had to tell the universe how much I hated that movie.
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  6. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

    Some film with Cameron Diaz that had some raunchy jokes. Neither me or the wife were in the mood for that.
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  7. Damien DiAngelo

    Damien DiAngelo Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    I'm not a huge movie goer, but I've never walked out of a movie, and never thought of it.

    I paid my money
    And I'm gonna see all the movie
    I paid my money
    And I'm gonna see all the movie
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  8. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Several times. One I walked out on twice.
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  9. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    I walked out of the Matrix Reloaded during what felt like the 45 minute mark of the underground rave scene.

    I also walked out during the first scene of annoying chicks yapping during Death Proof. My brother came out in the lobby where I was playing a video game in the arcade and convinced me to come back inside. Then the second group of annoying chicks started yapping forever and ever and ever. I am convinced that they are still yapping.
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  10. Rasputin

    Rasputin Forum Resident

    Lord of the rings

    Bad boys II

    Dead poets society


    + a dozen others...
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  11. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    When I was a teenager and in an early college program I walked out of an on campus showing of Deliverance. That whole movie (not just the inbreds) was unrelentingly disgusting and un-enjoyable. Maybe if I were more of a sadist I'd enjoy that movie.

    In the mid-80's, I walked out of an incredibly stupid movie called Born American, about some American teenagers hiking in Finland who wander across the border into the Soviet union and get captured and imprisoned. There are no words for how dumb that movie is, it defies description. At the point I walked out, one of the Americans (I think the only surviving one) was about to engage in some half-baked live action chess game for his freedom or some such nonsense. And of course he was fortified for this trial by having sex with a shapely woman who was somehow in the same prison he was in. I was surprised to learn later that it was actually a Finnish movie and not an American one. It seemed that anything that ridiculous had to come out of the coked-out head of a Hollywood director.
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  12. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Menace II Society

  13. socorro

    socorro Forum Resident

    I have a couple of times but I forget which ones they were.

    There were others I watched, with increasing regret, to the bitter end. Some of these include:

    War of the Roses. Possibly my most hated movie ever. Nothing sucks like black humor that isn't funny.

    Paul Blart, Mall Cop II. Yeah, I knew it would be hot garbage but my kid and her friend wanted to go. Later, my kid said she wanted to leave after 20 minutes.

    The third Indiana Jones movie, who cares what it was called. It was ridiculous and straight up racist to boot.
  14. agaraffa

    agaraffa Forum Resident

    Only once...

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  15. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    "Your movie was so bad I walked out, and I was on an airplane at the time" - from Cecil B. Demented

    I walked out on Bloodsucking Freaks. I'm okay with gore and don't mind pron and that was still too much for me.
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  16. Fairly selective about actually attending a film shown in a theater. I've turned off more than a few videos, and movies shown on TV.

    One friend of mine walked out on Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Another friend walked out on Natural Born Killers.

    Both of them share an expansive and edgy taste in films. In each case, just hit their limit and got fed up.
  17. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    Shrek 2...or 3....one of those Shreks, I blame myself, really......
    I'm very cheap so for me to walk out it has to be bad. I remember watching The Lonely Lady with Pia Zadora and people were fleeing the aisles, the acting alone was just excruciating, I stayed though cause I was 18 and....there was a good chance of seeing Pia naked......don't judge
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  18. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    I wanted to walk out of Jurassic World.

    But I didn’t want to wake my sleeping girlfriend.
  19. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    The movie is disturbing, but the performances are top-notch.
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  20. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Guessing #2, directed by John Woo.

    There's Something About Mary?

    That was a hilarious movie! Whole theater of 400 people were laughing so hard (including me) that we all missed some jokes. Favorite bit was the dead dog who needed to be zapped back to life with the lamp cord... who then catches fire. My sides were hurting...

    Went back in, then walked out? That's hardcore. :D

    Wow! That sounds horrible! 4.3/10 on iMDB.

    Born American (1986) - IMDb

    IJ & The Last Crusade? With Sean Connery? That's my favorite one! Funny and endearing. Only disparaging towards nazis, really.
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  21. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Only one comes to mind: The Last American Virgin.

    I thought the movie was supposed to be a comedy. I watched the movie for about an hour and found it so boring and unfunny that I finally walked out. When I mentioned this in other posts other posters mentioned that it had a very emotional ending (I think the phrase "stomach punch" was used).
  22. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    In spirit, I walked out of the Jurassic Park reboot/sequel that was out last summer. My band was doing a weekend run through Ohio, and to kill time before that night’s show we found a multiplex in Columbus and went to see the JP movie together for a laugh.

    It was so poorly done on multiple levels, that even our MST3K-style riffing amongst ourselves kind of wore thin and we just rode it out until the bitter end. Like “wow glad that piece of trash is over, let’s get to the club now.”

    I rarely go see any big studio blockbusters, so this was very much a reminder of why.
  23. Bern

    Bern JC4Me

    Only one..One Crazy Summer released in 1986. Took my then gf to see it. I'll blame it on her since we got married. Snoozefest.
  24. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

    Denver, CO
    When I was in high school and still steeped in a certain kind of religious programming, I found Defending Your Life offensive and walked out of it.

    But then again, Albert Brooks takes some years to really appreciate, anyway. So I probably wouldn't have liked it regardless, as a teen. I like it plenty, now.

    I think I may have walked out of Speed 2 because it was so dumb. And it's possible I have never seen it since.
  25. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

    Denver, CO
    Stomach punch sounds about right, to be sure.
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