Tuesday, July 23, 2024

James Bond “Spectre” Gets the Worst Critics Ratings of All New Films This Week


“Spectre” is already a financial hit. But critically, it’s not faring too well. With a 61 on Rotten Tomatoes, the new James Bond thriller is ranked lowest of all films opening this week.

Granted, it’s a tough week. Oscar buzzed films like Spotlight, Trumbo, and Brooklyn have all gotten high numbers. “Spotlight” is right now maybe the lead film in the Oscar race. The other two have strong followings.

Plus a number of very good documentaries open on Friday including “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” There’s also the “Peanuts Movie,” with an 84.

“Spectre” has divided everyone. It doesn’t help that Daniel Craig has been critical of the series, has spoken out about the rigors of making the film. He also didn’t do any premieres in New York or Los Angeles, just a couple in Europe.

But “Spectre” should do $75 million over the weekend– quite respectable. “Skyfall,” it’s not, but that was a fluke, and this may be a “sophomore” slump.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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