Definitions

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  • adj. Having too much plot

Etymologies

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over- +‎ plotted

Examples

  • "To be perfectly honest, The Prestige is wildly overplotted and it contains a final gimmick that you're going to kick yourself for not recognizing sooner," writes Richard Schickel in Time.

    GreenCine Daily: The Prestige.

  • Which brings me to the final complication in that overplotted year.

    Middlesex

  • Though this tale of reincarnation and a love that crossed generations starred the peerless Barbara Harris, as a psychically gifted young woman with a past life just waiting to leap out of her, it was generally agreed that the 1965 production was overdressed, overplotted and more or less out of its mind.

    NYT > Home Page

  • While I won't deny that it works within its own confines as drama, the film's final act is a little on the overplotted side.

    News

  • It's easily the worst of the many overplotted, would-be fantasy franchises launched.

    MovieWeb: News

  • Dense, ridiculously overplotted and painfully overlong, this gruesome thriller set in a fogbound insane asylum is incomprehensible and fatally flawed, but having said all of that, I will also say this: It never seems anything less than the work of a skillful film buff.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • "To be perfectly honest, The Prestige is wildly overplotted and it contains a final gimmick that you're going to kick yourself for not recognizing sooner," writes

    GreenCine Daily

  • The overplotted production has creepy William not only cheating on his wife (KaDee Strickland), but planning to fleece his mother out of her controlling interest in the family business.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • Created and written by Michael Green, a former executive producer of "Heroes," "Kings" shares that show's sense of self-seriousness, although it does escape from becoming the overplotted muddle that "Heroes" became this season.

    The Seattle Times

  • The ludicrously overplotted narrative is just an excuse for over-the-top acting and a nonstop barrage of pop-culture and highbrow allusions (including some hilariously mangled snippets from Shakespeare, Poe, and Wilde).

    Chicago Reader

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