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Director Tom McCarthy had two movies come out in 2015: “Spotlight,” one of the best-reviewed movies of the year and up for multiple Oscars — and a movie that critics hated.
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers said McCarthy’s a Adam Sandler-led film, “The Cobbler” was “beyond awful and beyond repair.” “Spotlight,” then, was a complete 180 for the director.
From award-winning journalism to a bear mauling, critics covered a wide range from the world of film this year. Take our quiz to find out which Oscar-nominated films these critics thought earned a place in Valhalla or were simply mediocre.
The winners of the 88th Academy Awards will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Chris Rock on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at 7 p.m. EST on ABC. Check out the full list of nominations.
Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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