‘Interstellar’ voted most overrated film of 2014

'Boyhood' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' also place high in a poll of Metacritic users

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar has been voted the most overrated film of 2014 by users of review aggregating website Metacritic.

Oscar frontrunner Boyhood was voted 2014’s second most overrated movie, followed by Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Michael Keaton’s comeback vehicle Birdman.

However, Boyhood and Interstellar were also voted the best and second best films of the year by Metacritic users, suggesting they have had a polarising effect on the site’s audience. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was voted 2014’s third best movie, followed by Birdman and hit thriller Gone Girl.

Boyhood, which director Richard Linklater shot in three-to-four day bursts over a period of 12 years, will compete for the prestigious Best Motion Picture – Drama prize at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday (January 11). It is also considered favourite for this year’s Oscar for Best Picture.

Released in November, Interstellar became another box office smash for The Dark Knight director Nolan, raking in over $660 million (£435 million) at cinemas worldwide.