It’s almost unimaginable to think of a movie that would receive a 0% rating on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes, but believe it or not, it’s happened more than a few times. It’s always surprising to see that a film can get such a low rating, especially since some of these movies have been released at the box office. Despite the poor ratings, there are still a few that managed to gain some attention. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the movies on Rotten Tomatoes that have achieved the worst rating imaginable: a 0%.
The Haunting of Alcatraz
The first and probably most infamous movie on the 0% list is The Haunting of Alcatraz. This 2016 low budget film starring Johnathan Schaech and Fairuza Balk tells the story of what happens when a paranormal investigator decides to explore the notoriously haunted prison. Sadly, The Haunting of Alcatraz failed to impress viewers and critics alike, receiving a slew of negative reviews. Those who watched the movie expressed dissatisfaction with its predictable plot, poor acting, and cardboard cutout characters. While The Haunting of Alcatraz may have been a major dud, it’s far from the only box office flop to have earned a 0% rating.
The Six Million Dollar Man
In 1974, The Six Million Dollar Man debuted as the big-screen adaptation of the popular tv show. However, the film failed to live up to its hype, with critics pointing out its poor writing and wooden acting as factors that led it to its 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some viewers were disappointed by the fact that the movie was a far cry from its television predecessor. Despite starring big names such as Lee Majors and Richard Anderson, The Six Million Dollar Man ultimately failed to make an impression at the box office, due in part to its meandering plot and lack of gravitas.
The Kid Who Would Be King
2019 saw the release of The Kid Who Would Be King, a fantasy adventure film written and directed by Joe Cornish. Unfortunately, The Kid Who Would Be King didn’t do too well upon its release, and was met with negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. It seems that viewers were not impressed with the movie’s lack of originality, cringe-worthy dialogue, and its reliance on tired fantasy tropes. The Kid Who Would Be King also had the misfortune of being released at a time when there was stiff competition from other family-friendly films.
In 2018, crime thriller Dark Crimes hit the big screen and failed to make any kind of impression. Starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the movie was met with mostly negative responses from viewers, who criticized its choppy editing, unoriginal plot, and unengaging character development. These complaints add up to a rating of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Though it was something of a box office flop, Dark Crimes has been noted for being one of the few films to feature Carrey in a dramatic role.
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is one of the most notable films to earn a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics panning its unimaginative plot, forgettable characters, and subpar performances. The movie was released in 2012 and was widely considered one of the summer’s worst films, with some reviewers going as far as to call it “one of the worst films ever released”. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure was a major financial disappointment, becoming only the 13th film ever to gross less than $1 million on its opening weekend.
As you can see, there have been some truly baffling films that have earned a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. From low budget horrors to big budget disasters, these films have nothing in common except for their overwhelmingly negative reception. Though the films on this list were not able to capture the attention of the masses, they still have a special distinction in the annals of film history.