Rotten Tomatoes is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular and trusted platforms for entertainment recommendations. Representing the percentage of positive reviews from professional critics, the Tomatometer score declares a film fresh or rotten depending on how critics receive it.
Although the website is one of the most loved by many movie fans around the world and often considered one of the most trusted review platforms, Reddit users have found that certain movies deserve a more generous rating on Rotten. Tomatoes. Of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Jumanjithese are just a few movies that Redditors believe should have been certified fresh.
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998) – 49%
Based on Hunter S. ThompsonThe 1971 novel of the same name, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 black comedy about an eccentric journalist named Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro), who travel to Las Vegas for a series of trippy, psychedelic getaways while using drugs.
Highlighting the failure of the countercultural movement of the 1960s, the film garnered much attention worldwide; still, it features a rotten score on the platform. On Reddit, au/SomeBoxofSpoons says, “Fear and hate in Las Vegas is currently at 49%. It at least makes a little more sense if you remember that it just means that the pool of critics chosen was roughly equal.”
‘A Knight’s Tale’ (2001) – 59%
Featuring the late talented health book, The story of a knight follows William Thatcher, a peasant squire on a journey to win the heart of a young girl (Shannyn Sossamon) and become a legend. Throughout the film, William tries to discover, with the help of his friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), the secret to cementing his legacy as a knight.
Although the film has a score of 6.9 on IMDb, it is not certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. “I don’t care about the scores on IMDb or RT or whatever, but A Knight’s Tale having 59% is a crime against humanity. It’s not just ‘a movie below 60%’ that I love, it’s one of my favorite movies. It’s so reviewable for me. Love it,” u/Tato7x said.
“Hook” (1991) – 29%
After her children are kidnapped by notorious pirate Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman), a now adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) is forced to return to Neverland and reconnect with his magical, youthful spirit within. Peter must come to terms with his hazy and bittersweet past as he returns to Neverland after leaving it unguarded and abandoning his friends for family life.
Redditors struggle to understand HangExtremely low score of: “Hook having 29% on Rotten Tomatoes is criminal,” says u/FreeLook93. “I don’t know if I would say this is my favorite under 60 because I don’t know all the scores of movies I like, but having 29% is nonsense,” u/ruiner8850 replied.
‘Life Aquatic’ (2004) – 56%
Wes Andersonit is aquatic life follows Oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), who plans revenge on a shark that killed a member of his crew. He sets up a new team with Ned (Owen Wilson), who believes that Zissou is her father, and a journalist named Jane (Cate Blanchett), who is pregnant by a married man. Together, they embark on an adventure at sea full of surprises.
When asking for a favorite movie with a Rotten Tomatoes score below 60%, the user who originally posted the question mentioned aquatic life as their own choice. U/DrRexMorman couldn’t disagree more: “Amazing.” In another comment, u/mp6521 said, “Life Aquatic is one of Wes Anderson’s top 3 movies.”
‘Constantine’ (2005) – 46%
Focusing on a supernatural exorcist and demonologist (Keanu Reeves) who helps a detective (Rachel Weisz) prove that the death of his deeply devoted Catholic sister was not in fact a suicide but rather something else, Constantine offers viewers an intriguing plot as John Constantine examines Isabel’s death and finds himself in direct conflict with Satan.
Amid 121 votes, u/Crispy747 says, “Constantine 46%. Extremely underrated, apparently because it’s not as good as Matrix? I never considered it a shoot em up.” u/bingybunny remarks: “Tilda Swinton and Peter Storm really elevate the film. He’s one of Keanu’s best actors. Demons killed Shia LeBoeuf. It’s easily in my top 10 live-action comic book movies.”
‘Con Air’ (1997) – 55%
Air conditioning follows Nicholas Cage‘s Cameron Poe, a newly paroled ex-con and former US Ranger who accidentally kills one of the drunken regulars who frequent the bar where his wife (Monique Potter) works. After being sent to a federal penitentiary for seven years, he returns home to his family. However, Cameron finds himself stuck on a prisoner transport plane with criminals out of control in the meantime.
“Con Air is 55%,” said u/seafore. Despite its low score on Rotten Tomatoes, many agree that the 1997 film is one of the best action films: “Con Air is the best cinema. I will fight anyone who disagrees,” u/MusuokaMX replied.
“The Mighty Ducks” (1992) – 23%
The Mighty Ducks revolves around Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) community service after being charged with impaired driving – court orders him to coach the worst youth hockey team in the league. Although extremely reluctant at first, throughout the film Gordon learns to love and respect children (eventually known as “The Ducks”) and teaches them to fight the good fight.
U/Captain_-H typed one of the most upvoted comments (with 607 votes) on the Reddit discussion of great “rotten” movies, and they sure weren’t shy about showing their disbelief in the Tomatometer movie score. : “The Mighty Ducks 23% are you kidding me?”
‘Space Balls’ (1987) – 56%
This parody of the original star wars trilogy focuses on the quest for the pilot of the galaxy named Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his sidekick Barf (John Candy) who must save Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) and save the planet Druidia from the evil Spaceballs in the meantime.
Even with an IMDb score of 7.1 and tons of fans around the world, space balls‘ the low score was really below what the public expected. u/Sub-Etha questions the film’s score on Rotten Tomatoes: “Spaceballs. How is it at 56%?”
‘Jumper’ (2008) – 15%
Featuring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson and Rachel Bilson, Jumper centers on a teenager who, after a near-death experience, discovers he has the ability to teleport. After finally escaping to New York and using his gift to rob a bank, he attracts the attention of a group of government hunters, including the evil Roland Cox, who wants to stop him from jumping.
u/PJFohsw97a shares his favorite part of the movie in response to u/depido, who mentions the movie as a “guilty pleasure”: “Love the part where, rather than just reaching for him, Anakin teleports to the couch in the other side to get the TV remote. Also, how he can’t remember how to unlock his front door during his first confrontation with Samuel L. Jackson’s character. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is very rotten with a score of 15%.
‘Jumanji’ (1995) – 52%
Based on a 1981, 1995 children’s fantasy picture book Jumanji is the template for the board game movie genre, but it scores rotten on the platform. The film, which inspired the recent new franchise, centers on two children (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) who find a magical and unique board game and unexpectedly free a man trapped inside for decades. In order to free Alan (Robin Williams) for good, both children must win the dangerous game.
“Jumanji (1995) 52% is criminal,” says u/shadownight311. “Sincerely, without complacency, I think this film has aged well. He’s lovely and Williams is awesome,” u/byneothername continued. “And having the new ones at 76% is just ridiculous,” u/Ok-Author-6074 concluded.
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