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17 Fun Movies That Did Not Deserve Their Bad Reviews

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17 Fun Movies That Did Not Deserve Their Bad Reviews

Can we ever trust critics in a world where Hocus Pocus has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes?

1. Hocus Pocus (1993) — 37% on Rotten Tomatoes

Disney

“I dare you to find someone who does not automatically start singing when they hear ‘Come Little Children.’ The Sanderson Sisters are icons to millennials.”

Kate

2. Hook (1991) — 29% on Rotten Tomatoes

Tristar

“Dustin Hoffman IS Captain Hook. And the late Robin Williams is THE PAN. Lost Boys, Tink, Neverland are all there, plus some great new additions to the lore, like the iconic Rufio.”

Kate

3. Hot Rod (2007) — 39% on Rotten Tomatoes

Paramount

Hot Rod fully deserves to be a cult classic. I will die on this hill.”

razmatini

4. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) — 49% on Rotten Tomatoes

Lionsgate

“Sure, it’s not exactly Citizen Kane, but I cracked up through the whole movie. Kate McKinnon could read the tax code and make it hilarious. I also don’t think it’s any stupider than some male-centric movies that critics seemed to love.”

marinas6

5. The Greatest Showman (2017) — 56% on Rotten Tomatoes

20th Century Fox

“One of my favorite movies ever, but it has a criminally low Rotten Tomatoes score.”

Caitlin Klose

6. The Perfect Score (2004) — 16% on Rotten Tomatoes

Paramount

“What’s not to love? It has a great cast, hilarious script, and an awesome message. It’s the ultimate feel-good movie. When I was a speaker at graduation, I literally made a speech about this gem of a film.”

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7. Empire Records (1995) — 29% on Rotten Tomatoes

Warner Bros.

8. The Guardian (2006) — 37% on Rotten Tomatoes

Buena Vista

“Basically no one has seen it, but my best friend and I love it. It’s about Coast Guard rescue swimmers. Ashton Kutcher spends a lot of time in a pool and Kevin Costner is there to keep your mom happy, but somehow it only has 37% on Rotten Tomatoes.”

alexandranbray

9. Baywatch (2017) — 17% on Rotten Tomatoes

Paramount

“It’s hilarious, the story is well constructed, it keeps what’s best about the TV show while mocking the things that should be mocked, and the cast is really, really ridiculously good-looking.”

murrays3

10. Christmas with the Kranks (2004) — 5% on Rotten Tomatoes

Sony Pictures

“I don’t get why it has such bad reviews! I watch it year-round, and every time I watch it I think, ‘Wow that’s me and my husband.'”

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11. Brother Bear (2003) — 37% on Rotten Tomatoes

Disney

Brother Bear is one of the best Disney movies, but it has a low Rotten Tomatoes rating. I highly recommend it to anyone.”

BubbleGumDay

“And the soundtrack is fire.”

ljk

12. Grandma’s Boy (2006) — 16% on Rotten Tomatoes

20th Century Fox

“It has to be one of my favorite comedies ever. This just goes to show that film critics do not know or understand audiences and we don’t always need a deep, meaningful film full of nuance and metaphors. Sometimes we just want to laugh at dick jokes and stoners.”

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13. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) — 46% on Rotten Tomatoes

New Line Cinema

Drop Dead Gorgeous is my all-time favorite movie. It has Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, and Brittany Murphy along with many other familiar faces. It’s absolutely hysterical.”

miafayediann

14. Newsies (1992) — 39% on Rotten Tomatoes

Disney

“Terrible reviews but a huge cult following. I still play the soundtrack to this day.”

baobaopanda

15. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) — 56% on Rotten Tomatoes

Touchstone

“Okay hear me out, but: Gnomeo & Juliet! It’s a silly kids movie, but the references are on point! It’s the perfect mix of honoring the text it’s based on while also making fun of it because they’re gnomes, lol. Also Elton John???? Doing the entire soundtrack????? Genius, beautiful, stunning.”

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16. Venom (2018) — 30% on Rotten Tomatoes

Sony / Marvel

“I thought it was funny and it had pretty good fight scenes. Also, Tom Hardy was a great choice for Eddie.”

csanto97

17. She’s the Man (2006) — 43% on Rotten Tomatoes

DreamWorks

“It is genuinely one of the only movies that makes me laugh out loud every few minutes, and Amanda Bynes is SO good in it.”

brennaboo

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