1919.Caligula, 1979: "Sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash"
Written by Gore Vidal, starring the likes of Sir John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren, 'Caligula' was intended to be an epic portrayal of the legendary debauchery of one of Rome’s most notorious emperors.
But to Ebert: “Caligula is sickening, utterly worthless, shameful
trash… People with talent allowed themselves to participate in this travesty. Disgusted and unspeakably depressed, I walked out of the film after two hours of its 170-minute length.”