Example sentences for: over-the-top

How can you use “over-the-top” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Rave after rave for writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's ( Boogie Nights ) star-filled film about a series of interconnected characters in the San Fernando Valley: "A wildly funny, truly wise and subversively sincere film about pain, forgiveness and the possibility of healing" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). The cast includes Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Jason Robards, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tom Cruise (who receives over-the-top praise for his performance as a men's self-help guru).

  • Dissenting, the New York Times ' Ben Brantley says its over-the-top book confuses bathroom humor with witty repartee.

  • The gangsters, the militiamen, the porn actors, the over-the-top football fans--they're all fascinating, but I don't think that any of them says very much about most of us.

  • All of sudden, over-the-top, decidedly un-directed performance were the rage (especially since sitcoms, once the province of such physically gifted performers as Lucy or even Tony Randall on The Odd Couple , had become writers' shows in the Seinfeld mode.)

  • 3, you may be stuck for one more over-the-top party.


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