This is going to be one of those articles that are heavy in opinion that a lot of people are going to yell at us for in the comments section. Before you simply read the subtitles and then yell at us for putting your favorite movie on this list, consider reading our points first then yell at us.
There were a lot of criteria we used to determine what overrated is. First, the movie could have been a huge critical success and garnered a lot of Oscar nomination and/or awards when other films that came out that same year deserved it more. Second, the movie may have been a huge financial success but simply was not that good of a movie. Third, the movie is simply given more credit that it deserves. It does not mean it is a bad movie it may just mean that people should talk about how great it is less.
Zero Dark Thirty grossed a total of $108,720,716 worldwide, making it a pretty substantial financial success. Zero Dark Thirty was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing. All this and we have not even bothered to mention all the Golden Globe and Film Critics Association awards it was nominated for.
Here is the thing; Zero Dark Thirty is only good because it told a story that was very relevant at the time it came out. The whole movie is Jessica Chastain’s character Maya arguing with people build while the movie builds toward one really awesome scene. And, as awesome as it is, we know exactly what is going to happen. There is no real suspense, just a feeling of, “yeah, America is cool,” which is not a bad thing but it is not worth a million Oscar nominations.