It will likely have no effect on which movie wins the Oscar, but…
Adam previously wrote about “Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud” being possibly the worst-reviewed film ever to receive an Oscar nomination for best film. It’s certainly the worst-reviewed in memory. And let’s just say it — simply the worst film.
But it got me wondering — how did the rest of this year’s nominees fare critically? So just for the heck of it, here are the aggregate positive critical scores for each film from Rotten Tomatoes, best to worst.
97 percent — “The Artist” (No surprise there)
95 percent — “Moneyball” (Wow, that seems kind of high. Apparently the Brad/Jonah thing worked)
94 percent — “Hugo” (If only audiences had loved it as much as critics)
93 percent — “Midnight in Paris” (Internationally, audiences did love it as much as critics)
90 percent — “The Descendants” (The question is, who actively disliked “The Descendants”? Sid alone makes the movie a kick)
84 percent — “The Tree of Life” (This rating does not reflect the percentage of critics who could actually make sense of the movie)
76 percent — “The Help” (Far and away the most financially successful film, it rates only a C+ grade. Hmmm…)
76 percent — “War Horse” (It was probably the goose that put critics off)
46 percent — “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (A full 30 points lower than “Help” and “Horse.” Yowza.)