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Magnolia - Frog splattering scene. "Waiter? Check please!"

Vanilla Sky - Don't think I made it 20 minutes before all the pretentious mask silliness was just too much.

Jaws 3 - Had no business being there in the first place. Double-date where the other guy picked the movie. Went into the lobby and played video games until it was over. Sheesh.

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I can count the number of films I've walked out of on one hand. Most of the times I can manage to make it through bad movies since the money is already spent.

But I did walk out on Morvern Callar and Biutiful. Both were mind numbingly boring. I did manage to make it through almost 2 hours of Biutiful, but that stinker is almost 2 1/2 hours.
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The Ring Two. The most boring experience I've ever had at the theater.
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Gremlins at the drive in. i think i lasted 30 minutes.
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The Ring Two. The most boring experience I've ever had at the theater.

I didn't bail on this movie, but now that you mention it, I wish I had.

I put Ring Two in the same category as Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. The protagonists were so stupid and inept that I was rooting for the monsters by the second reel.

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Walked out of Dick Tracy and into Gremlins 2, if I remember correctly. I didn't last 15 minutes into the second film before heading to my car.

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I know I'm going to catch major flak for this one but....

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Omfg, it was soooooo boring. And I usually like these kind of movies. My gf and I were watching it and barely made it an hour into it when we agreed to just turn it off and not finish it.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I was sober. Just didn't get it.


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15 Minutes.

I was so excited to see Robert DeNiro and Edward Burns together, and I like Kelsey Grammer too. It was so dull, and the murders so sickening, I think I lasted...about 15 minutes before I left. OK, I may have lasted 20, but 15 is more suitable. The only good thing about it is that I got my first glimpse of Vera Farmiga in it.

There is one I can remember that I really should have walked out on but didn't, and I regret it. Eye of the Beholder. Oh my god. That has got to be the worst film I have seen in a movie theater as an adult. So much stupid. So little cohesion. Life is too short.
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TALK RADIO. We lasted a half hour and left.

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I seriously considered walking out of JJ Abrams Star Trek. I don't know what compelled me to stay thru that whole crapfest. Probably the cost of the IMAX ticket.

Wow!
To each his own to be sure!

The only movie I can remember leaving
Out of boredom, disbelief and outright anger was 'King Solomon's Mines'
If memory serves, utter trash!

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"Last House on the Left". This movie (1972) and not the remake. The content of this movie repulsed me. It was a twisted, sick movie. It is the only movie I have ever walked out on.
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I seriously considered walking out of JJ Abrams Star Trek. I don't know what compelled me to stay thru that whole crapfest. Probably the cost of the IMAX ticket.

I'm glad to see someone else didn't like it. I couldn't stand anything about it and couldn't wait for the thing to be over. My impression was that JJ Abrams doesn't understand Star Trek at all. Come to think of it, I don't like anything he's directed or produced.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I was sober. Just didn't get it.

Nor did I so that is one movie I walked out of after about 40 minutes.

The other two are:

Blind Fury
Fire In The Sky
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King Kong lives and Poison Ivy (Drew Barrymore). I remember I was excited seeing King Kong lives that half way through the film I left, horrible. Poison ivy was stupid I wasn't there long ( cant remember when I left it was 20+ years ago )

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

+1 I really struggled with that film.

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I seriously considered walking out of JJ Abrams Star Trek. I don't know what compelled me to stay thru that whole crapfest. Probably the cost of the IMAX ticket.
Other than the actor who portrayed "Bones", this movie did nothing for me. Maybe it was all the lens-flares, IDK...

"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Paranormal Activity.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the franchise, but the PA movies are definitely dividers of people.

For every fellow devotee I've encountered, there has been someone else who rolled their eyes and said, "Oh gawd. Those movies were SO boring, we turned them off and watched Pawn Stars."

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My wife and I walked out of The Fourth Kind. My gawsh, it was so boring and annoying, and stupid! CRINGE. Also the audio was super low and crappy as well. We made sure we got our money back, we weren't the only ones who got up and left either.
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wild wild west.

and I forget the movies name but it had jennifer lopez in it.
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I've never walked out of a movie in a theatre. There was two that came close, Independence Day (scene when the laptop connected to the alien computer and uploaded a virus) and the third Lord of the Rings movie with the 15 endings...

I did stop a rental movie once, I Heart Huckabees. Ugh, so unfunny and painful to watch. I soooo wanted to stop the Star Wars Holiday Special (I was stone cold sober at the time) but managed to get through it.
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I wish I had walked out of Gremlins 2 and Batman & Robin. I did leave during Return of the Jedi (original edition run), but that was the whole theater being asked to leave out into a tornado warning. They eventually realized the liability and let us back in to finish the movie.

I tend to stick it out to the end.
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I never walked out of a movie theater! cool.gif
But I did fall asleep while watching lots of movies! rolleyes.gif
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The re-release of Star Wars The Phantom Menace in 3D. Really wanted my youngest to get the chance to see it on the big screen, but the jumping back and forth from 3D to non 3D just about had me spewing cookies by the pod race. Migraine like headache.......worst. movie experience........ever

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Never understood walking out on a movie. Maybe I'm just picky about what I do go an see in a cinema? I even sat through snow white ATH...

Now, fall asleep on my couch, or turn off my TV... that's a different story.
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walked out of a sneak preview of dana carvey's "master of disguise". i like dana carvey a lot but wow....that was awful
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Never understood walking out on a movie.

You've never said to yourself, "Wow, I just dropped $10 to have some pretentious director kick me in the crotch for two hours. Keep the money, Jean-Paul, and I'll just go about my life."

You've never said to yourself: "My time is worth more than the $5 an hour I'm wasting. I made a mistake. I'd rather be sitting on a bar stool watching the game or performing an act of charity or searching the Internet for a unclothed female that may have previously eluded me."

You've never taken a bite of a $10 sandwich and said to yourself, "This sammich tastes like it was pulled through a hobo's ass crack. I will throw this sandwich away instead of eating every bite of a sammich I do not like."


'Kay. Cool. On this matter we fundamentally differ.

I've never asked for my money back, but I have admitted defeat and moved on.

Just keep talkin'. I'll let you know when you're right.
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I can't say that I've ever walked out of a theater, etiher, but my brother and sister-in-law did, once.....they walked out of Pulp Fiction, because they couldn't figure out what was going on right BEFORE the part in the middle where you CAN figure out what's going on.

My sister and her boyfriend walked out of The Exorcist during it's original run.

Both of those instances made want to go see a movie that I was only ambivalent about. Glad I went,,,,and stayed.

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