John Travolta’s latest film about mob boss John Gotti has been savaged by critics and has been given a rare 0% score rating on movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.
The film, which features the Hollywood star in the leading role, has been panned by reviewers as “a dismal mess” and a “mobster biopic that deserves to get whacked”.
The score is based on the 23 reviews listed by midday on Monday on the website, which distinguishes whether films are “rotten” or “fresh” based on what critics say.
All the critics gave it a “rotten” rating, giving the film a rare 0% rating.
Other films with the distinction include Jaws: The Revenge, The Ridiculous 6 and Look Who’s Talking Now!, which also starred Travolta.
“I’d rather wake up next to a severed horse head than ever watch Gotti again,” said the New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinski.
“Travolta clearly put in great effort to play John Gotti, but he’s stuck in an incomprehensible mess of a movie that was shot like an uncomprehending knock-off of a Martin Scorsese gangster epic,” wrote Jeffrey M. Anderson of Common Sense Media.
Gotti follows the crime boss’s rise to become “Teflon Don”, head of the Gambino crime family in New York City.
It also stars Travolta’s real-life wife Kelly Preston as the mobster’s wife Victoria.
The film, which does not yet have a UK release date, tanked at the US box office earning $1.7m in its opening weekend.