Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

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by Matt Singer
November 5, 2012 11:32 AM
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"Hyde Park on Hudson"
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

From: The New York Times (via Twitter)

Movie"Hyde Park on Hudson"

Criticwire Average: B- (out of 18 critics)

Pull Quote: "A bona fide feel-good crowd-pleaser!"

Author: Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

Original Quote, in Context"A bonafide feel-good crowd-pleaser, 'Hyde Park on Hudson' should strike a chord with lenient and undiscerning audiences, but with little substance or heft, the picture is a mildly pleasurable but a forgettable and toothless look at a little corner where history, politics and romance met."

Why It's WeirdBecause it's a very selective quote; the only qualified nice words in a sentence teeming with derision. In context, the pull quote is actually kind of an insult -- "If you're lenient and undiscerning, you'll love it!" -- but you'd never know it from the ad. Also weird: whoever pulled the quote decided to add a space to "bonafide." It's a bona fide feel-good copy edit!

This has been another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

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