Monday, June 17, 2024

John Travolta Sets a Record: Last Five Movies Each Has a Zero Rating on Rotten Tomatoes, A Sixth One Wasn’t Shown to Critics


John Travolta has set a record, I think, on Rotten Tomatoes.

The follically challenged has been movie star brag that his last fives movies were given a zero 0 rating by critics and bloggers.

A sixth film, apparently being released in the UK, was never released here nor submitted to critics. Called “The Fanatic,” and directed by rocker Fred Durst, it simply doesn’t exist.

The five films with zeroes are: “Life on the Line” in 2016, “Gotti” in 2018, “Speed Kills” also 2018, “The Trading Point,” and “The Poison Rose” each 2019.

Those aren’t Travolta’s only stinkers, but a few others did better. “I Am Wrath” merited an 11% in 2016. “The Forger” earned a 9 in 2015, and “Killing Season” had a 10 in 2013. In 2009, “Old Dogs” was awarded a 5 out of 100 rating.

Not everyone has these bragging rights. Scientology has sure helped his career.

Here’s a clip from “The Fanatic” for our UK pals.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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