So much is said about the best and the worst. It’s unfair. How about the performer you frequently like, but don’t love, and sometimes dislike, but don’t hate?
Where’s the love for being average?
The brilliance of Robbie Coltrane is that he seeks this balanced ledger approach to his comedic acting career. He’s a popularity Buddha. He even looks like one.
Okay - that might be a Hindu somebody, but you get my point.
He was getting too lovable as Hagrid, so he dissed the Lord of the Rings franchise, but in such a way that I don't think he even completely understands his criticism.
So next time you see Robbie, tell him sincerely that sometimes he's pretty good, and he never completely stinks.
Moderate praise for the man who strives for average.
The last time Siskel and Ebert agreed to pan a movie, it was Nuns on the Run.