With another week coming to a close, it's time to take a look at just how much critics were unimpressed with the newest entertainment offerings.
In music, Christina Aguilera made a more-than-solid return with her seventh studio album, "Lotus." Still, for most critics, the fleeting examples of her vocal superiority were diluted by over produced tracks that obscured the character of her voice. Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey's "Paradise" was scolded for its weak writing, while Green Day's "Dos!" received negative marks for its lack of energy. The boys of One Direction didn't please with "Take Me Home," either, an album critics described as mostly full of predictable pop filler.
Keira Knightley's array of gorgeous outfits weren't enough to draw critics into "Anna Karenina," a film that some felt was full of emotionless characters that lacked the depth found in the original novel. Daniel Day-Lewis received rave reviews for his performance in "Lincoln," despite some complaints that the film's narrative didn't compliment his riveting performance. "Price Check" fell completely flat, and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" was celebrated only for it being a welcomed end to the "Twilight" saga.
As always, we have gathered all of this week's harshest reviews in the slideshow below. Did your favorite film or album deserve its critique? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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