The reviews are in for the mobster movie Gotti which profiles the life of notorious crime boss John Gotti. Following the laundry list of excellent mob movies this should be an easy win, but Gotti‘s reviews are apparently the only entertaining thing about it.
The movie currently has a 0 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right, zero.
Tomatometer ratings are based on “the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show,” provided there are at least five reviews. Personally, I didn’t even know a 0 was possible.
Among the 18 approved “Tomato Critics,” not one gave Gotti a positive, or “fresh,” review, though we should note that the audience score is currently at 82 percent, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 from 6,678 reviews at the time this story was published
Regardless, here are some of the best snippets from the reviews.
1. “He may have been a murderer, but even Gotti deserved better than this.”
– Brian Tallerico for RogerEgbert.com
2. “There’s not really a story here. It’s more a series of recognizable scenes from any number of gangster movies…”
-Mark Dujsik for MarkReviewsMovies.com
3.”Gotti ends up feeling like a kitschy assemblage of other directors’ ideas.”
-Gary Thompson for Philly.com
3. There are 44 credited producers on the picture (good. lord.), and not one person had the nerve to question just what kind of derivative, borderline nonsensical film was being made.
-Brian Orndorf for Blue-Ray.com
4. You don’t put the “Theme From ‘Shaft’” in a movie that is not “Shaft.” Come on.
– Glenn Kenny for the New York Times
5. “… the picture is a chaotic assemblage of short, disconnected scenes interrupted by snippets of archival footage, bits of narration and even moments when Travolta breaks the fourth wall by talking directly into the camera.”
– Frank Swietek for One Guy’s Opinion
6. “While Travolta has his moments, the woefully uneven film too often settles for mobster stereotypes rather than providing meaningful insight into its subject.”
– Todd Jorgenson for Cinemalogue
7. “John Travolta and E from Entourage turn infamous mob boss Gotti into a scowling bore.”
– Mike D’Angelo AVClub
(Writer’s note: This is just the headline, but OMG what a headline.)
8. “… the vibrant, rap-infused score by Pitbull, which features three solo tracks by the popular artist, doesn’t quite jibe with the movie’s general style and tone.”
– Gary Goldstein for the Los Angeles Times
9. “…Gotti is a connect-the-dots disaster — the don’s greatest hits, so to speak — without discernible theme or cohesive narrative.”
-Franke Lovece for Newsday
10.”[Director Kevin] Connolly’s in too much of a rush to get somewhere and doesn’t seem to know what that destination is.”
– Chris Nashawaty for Entertainment Weekly
‘Breaking Bad’ two-hour movie reportedly in the works
“The Walking Dead‘s Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is officially done with the show, but he’s poised now to leap into a spin-off trilogy of movies. It looks like there may be similar plans in the works for another AMC series: Breaking Bad.
Creator Vince Gilligan is reportedly working on a two-hour movie set inside the Breaking Bad universe. Don’t get too excited yet, as the news comes from unnamed sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s not clear if the movie is intended for television or theatrical release, though Lincoln’s spin-off trilogy is notably bound for AMC. The network could have designs on turning more of its top series into made-for-TV movies.
It’s also not yet known if Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul will participate in any way. There are certain limitations on continuing their stories from the show, as anyone who watched Breaking Bad no doubt realizes. A prequel featuring the duo seems similarly unlikely, given how the series opens and introduces them……………………………………………………”
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers will brighten your day
Tom Hanks will be playing Mister Rogers in an upcoming biopic.
“The first image of Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is here and it will brighten your day.
Tom Hanks will be playing Mister Rogers in an upcoming untitled biopic, and seeing him in that iconic red cardigan and blue sneakers is heartwarming. Take a look:
The Mister Rogers biopic, which is slated to come out in October 2019, is inspired by the life of Fred Rogers, the inspirational and inimitable host of the children’s TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Specifically, the biopic will look at Rogers’ relationship with journalist Tom Junod, who wrote a profile of Rogers for Esquire in 1998.
Rogers created the show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood which for years taught children and adults alike how to be more kind to each other and take care of themselves. The show impacted so many people in the decades that it aired, delivering innumerable tidbits of wisdom until its final episode in 2001.
Rogers passed away in 2003, leaving behind an unmarred legacy of promoting happiness, self-care, and empathy to the world.
The biopic is being directed by Diary of a Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller and was slated to start production this fall.
UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2018, 4:02 p.m. EDT This article originally reported that this film was titled You Are My Friend. The film was originally titled You Are My Friend when it was first announced, but now the project is currently untitled……………..”
A Star Is Born’s First Song is Transcendent
If this song doesn’t give you chills, I feel bad for you.
“Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper give an unbelievable performance in the song “Shallow” for A Star Is Born, creating a heartfelt, moving track that deserves an award. No, all the awards. Cooper’s voice is great. Lady Gaga is transcendent.
And yes, this the song with the famous Lady Gaga vocal.
“Shallow” is the first song released from the upcoming A Star Is Born movie, which dives into theaters Oct. 5. Now please release the rest of the songs.”
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