Here's 23 Movies That Audiences Loved But Critics Hated, And Vice Versa

Movie opinions can be... harsh. critics and audiences alike.
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This leads me to a story as old as Hollywood: critics and audiences disagree on their film reviews.
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So I used Rotten Tomatoes to collect film scores to single out films that had alarming percentage differences between audience and critic ratings:
*NOTE*: I have chosen to exclude films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Captain Marvel, Ghostbusters (2016) and others that have been "reviewed" on movie review sites.
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1. Warcraft - 48% difference between critics (28%) and viewers (76%).
Audiences thought this movie was a C+ popcorn flick, while critics hated it and gave it an F.
The critics' consensus was, "'Warcraft' lacks visual thrills, but they - and director Duncan Jones' unmistakable gifts - are squandered on a languid and derivative adaptation of a best-selling game with little apparent cinematic merit."
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2. Sausage Party - 32% difference between critics (82%) and viewers (50%).
Perhaps one of the more shocking notes was that critics loved this racy animation and the majority of audiences hated it.
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3. But I'm a cheerleader - 32% difference between critics (42%) and viewers (74%).
This LGBTQ+ teen comedy really couldn't stay with critics who didn't like it compared to the masses.
The Critics Consensus: 'Too broad to make any real statements,'
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4. King Kong - 34% difference between critics (84%) and viewers (50%).
Critics bowed to the King of Skull Island, but audiences gave him an F.
The Critics' Consensus: "With state-of-the-art special effects, grandiose performances and a majestic sense of spectacle, Peter Jackson's remake of
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5.Antz — 40% difference between critics (92%) and viewers (52%).
Antz received an A from critics.
The Critics' Consensus said: "With an outstanding vocal cast, technically dazzling animation and heaps of good humour,
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6. The Witch - 31% difference between critics (90%) and viewers (59%).
Another very distant rating scale between critics who gave it an A and audiences who gave it an F.
The Critics' Consensus: "As thought-provoking as it is visually compelling,
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7. Hotel Transylvania - 27% difference between critics (45%) and viewers (72%).
There was a big difference in the score, and the critics brought a garlic ring to see this family film.
Critics' consensus: "The lively, dizzying tone of 'Hotel Transylvania' may appeal to children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly written for older audiences."
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8. Venom - 50% difference between critics (30%) and viewers (80%).
These notes are a galaxy apart. These B and F grades imply that critics and audiences had wildly different expectations of this antihero film.
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9.Ad Astra - 43% difference between critics (83%) and viewers (40%).
Sci-Fi and mystery are two very different genres, but Ad Astra tried.
The critics' consensus for Ad Astra was that it:
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10. Uncut Gems - 40% difference between critics (92%) and viewers (52%).
A rare critical A for an Adam Sandler film, but audiences gave it an F.
The critics' consensus was that Uncut Gems: "...confirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-provoking cinema – and proves that Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material."
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11. Spy Kids - 47% difference between critics (93%) and viewers (46%).
Critics shockingly gave this film a A, while audiences gave it two aggressive thumbs down.
The critics' consensus was that it was "a kinetic and fun film that will delight children of all ages".
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12. It Comes at Night - 43% difference between critics (87%) and viewers (44%).
A surprisingly high rating from critics (especially by horror standards), but fans were left in the dark (tee-hee).
The critics' consensus said that the film: "...uses its bare bones in deadly ways while proving that what remains unseen can be just as horrific as anything on screen."
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13. Harlem Nights - 55% difference between critics (25%) and viewers (80%).
Wow, 25% is an F- by a letter standard.
The critics' consensus was, "An all-star comedy cast is wasted on a paper-thin plot and painfully clunky dialogue."
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14. Adults - 51% difference between critics (11%) and audience (62%).
The lowest score on this list of critics: 11%. Uff.
The critics' consensus for Grown Ups: "...the cast of comedy vets is lovable, but they're let down by the flat direction and scattered, lowbrow humor of a stunted script."
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15.Joker - 20% difference between critics (68%) and viewers (88%).
The critics' consensus was, "'Joker' gives its infamous protagonist a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star — and a dark development for comic book-inspired cinema."
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16. Transformers - 27% difference between critics (58%) and viewers (85%).
The critics' consensus read, "While believable characters are hard to find in 'Transformers,' the effects are stunning and the action is exhilarating."
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17. Noah - 35% difference between critics (76%) and viewers (41%).
The critics consensus read: "With stirring imagery based on powerful performances in the service of a timeless story told on a human scale, Darren Aronofsky's ''
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18.The Informer! — 35% difference between critics (79%) and audience (44%).
The critics' consensus was, "A charismatic turn from star Matt Damon and a tongue-in-cheek tone throughout reinforce this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistleblower."
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19. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - 27% difference between critics (81%) and viewers (54%).
Look at critics who are all kind to their B, to the audience with their F.
The critical consensus read: "'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'
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20. Playing With Fire - 53% difference between critics (24%) and viewers (77%).
Not the most well-known film, but the difference between the two scores is striking.
Critics seemed to hate the story, while audiences found it fun and family-friendly.
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21. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 25% difference between critics (78%) and viewers (53%).
The critics' consensus was, "While the plot elements are certainly familiar, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' still delivers the thrill, and Harrison Ford's return in the title role is more than welcome."
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22.Drag Me to Hell - 30% difference between critics (92%) and audience (62%).
The critics' consensus was: "Sam Raimi returns to his peak form with 'Drag Me to Hell', a scary, hilarious, delightfully campy thriller."
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23. Twilight - 23% difference between critics (49%) and audience (72%).
The critics' consensus was, "Having lost much of its bite with the transition to the big screen, 'Twilight' will please its devoted fans but do little for the uninitiated."
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Can you remember other films like this that seemed to divide critics and audiences? Comment below!

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