Filmmakers love to compliment other filmmakers. Critics make a living at it. Add in the general public's generous word of mouth, and it becomes easy to believe everything you hear about someone. For every film director whose talents go unsung, there are probably five more whose true abilities become lost in a tidal wave of praise long before they deserve such attention, if ever. No two movie fans are likely to agree on who those five may be. In fact, it's not uncommon to find the same names on lists of both overrated and underrated filmmakers — and not surprising, either. Every movie director on this particular list has made at least one great motion picture. But if it's true that one should be judged by his worst work, not his best, then these five movie directors (six, technically) have a lot to answer for.