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overaction 

Term referring to the excessive action of an extraocular muscle as a consequence of palsy or limitation to the ipsilateral antagonist or the contralateral synergist. See Table M5.
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In the scene where he almost has a second attack (when spying on a nude Erica) he overacts for all he's worth.
At left, O'Hara overacts -- in character -- with co-star Parker Posey.
The ensemble cast, including Oscar winners Robin Williams and Holly Hunter, and rising stars Giovanni Ribisi and Alison Lohman, are left shivering without a decent screenplay, while Woody Harrelson overacts wildly.
Anthony Quinn overacts to Zorba the Greek lengths to make up for Reeves' woodeness, and the cinematography is nice, especially as everything seems bathed in sunlight.
The camera dances all over the place, the cast overacts horrendously and - at two hours - everything is pushed beyond endurance.
99) John Travolta overacts in this speedy action thriller.
The comic energy quickly runs out, however, as the cast overacts and the plot rips off every zombie movie going.
Matt Lucas overacts in it, everyone overacts in it, it's not as funny as it thinks it is - and its 60-minute opening episode was way too long.