Live Poll: Worst Movie That Earns an "F" From Audiences?

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A word of mouth recommendation for a film is worth ten critic reviews to most moviegoers. Based on that principle, Cinemascore was born and Hollywood has listened closely ever since. The entertainment market research company surveys moviegoers at major movie releases every opening night. Their polls condense movie related ratings and demographic information into a single distinctive CinemaScore grade measuring a movies' appeal among theater audiences.

A "F" from Cinemascore movie audiences is a rare occurrence and indicates a movie strongly disappointed its core audience. A "F" score is a literal "kiss of death" for a movie, virtually guaranteeing a short theatrical run and limited box office, by scaring off potential patrons once word leaks about the movie. Since 1999, only about twenty films have received the bottom mark which averages out to just over one movies per year. Cinemascore F Rated Movie List

Which select film that scores a rare "F" Cinemascore with movie theater audiences is the most deserving* of its failing grade? *biggest disappointment or alternatively, the least worth the price of a ticket

Take companion poll: Best Movie That Scores an A+ with Audiences?

See the list of movies that scored a rare "F" Cinemascore with movie theater audiences here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls040239590/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/rp-Xcy2BU-U/
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Dr. T & the Women
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I wonder hum much peolple's expectations factor into their score? An all-star cast and Robert Altman directing. A "F" score seems a bit harsh, granted it wasn't anything special either.

Richard Gere Richard Gere ... Dr. T
Helen Hunt Helen Hunt ... Bree
Farrah Fawcett Farrah Fawcett ... Kate
Laura Dern Laura Dern ... Peggy
Shelley Long Shelley Long ... Carolyn
Tara Reid Tara Reid ... Connie
Kate Hudson Kate Hudson ... Dee Dee

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A film may have excellent actors and still disappoint. Because of a poor script, unfortunate implications of its storyline, or underdeveloped characters. 
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No 2018 movie earned a rare "F" Cinemascore, hopefully 2019 will be a repeat.
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I have to go with Mother!.

I admire the film's technical aspects. It was extremely well done, with stellar performances, and I still consider Aronofsky among the best of the new generation of moviemakers. But I have rarely, if ever, had such an unpleasant experience when watching a film.

I had the unfortunate task of translating it to my native language, and at one point I actually considered giving up and telling my network "please give this to someone else" although I was halfway done already, I was indeed ready to let my work go to waste.

"Disturbing" and "annoying" are not even close to how much this film bothered me. And no, I'm not squeamish, I grew up knee-deep in splatter and all kinds of horror stuff. No, this was something else. A terrible, beyond terrible experience that I would never want to go through again. That's why I keep postponing writing an imdb review: I don't want to remember anything about it.

In this case I'm not the one who heard negative things about the film, I'm the one spreading them, I guess.
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I was left scratching my head on Mother! too. I wouldn't have gone so far, as to give it a "F". I did think it was MISSED OPPORTUNITY with that much talent available to make a movie that both great and enjoyable to watch.
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 "and I still consider Aronofsky among the best of the new generation of moviemakers"

In comparison to which director? Darren Aronofsky is 50-years-old, and he has been releasing feature films since 1997. He is no longer a rookie. 
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Perhaps I was subconsciously denying my own age, being in my late 40s now.
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Ardan Tüzünsoy, that phenomena is not that uncommon. Not only some people look half their age, but also what was in our lifetime is perceived as not that far. I have a hard time thinking of movies made in 2010-2011 as recent. The fact that unsold merch from some 2010's movies is still in the supermarkets in Ukraine is not helping. :) 
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Silent house
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It's not in the list, but all copies of Holmes & Watson should definitely be confiscated and burned. Unfunny, lame attempts at making the same joke over and over again, actors who laugh at their own lines... and even an out-of-focus picture. I admit I only watched a little, didn't bother (or dare) to finish it, but what I saw felt like days of torture.

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The first three may change position in the final vote. I have a personal disdain for the Ashley Judd sewerage churned out by the overrated director, William Friedkin. This one was as unintentionally funny as The Wicker Man. The Uwe Boll one was probably the worst in terms of technical filmmaking. All 5 films are crimes against cinemanity (a term I could have sworn have already created an entry in the Urban Dictionary but maybe failed to do so in reality. That will be fixed soon enough).

1. Bug (2006) 1/10;

Alone in the Dark
2. Alone in the Dark (2005) 1/10;

I Know Who Killed Me
3. I Know Who Killed Me (2007) 1/10;

The Wicker Man
4. The Wicker Man (2006) 1/10;
Mother
5. Mother! (2017) 4/10.






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William Friedkin, the director of "Cruising"? He has been nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, and has been repeatedly accused of homophobia (for his unflattering depictions of homosexuals). 
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Dimos Dicoudis, while Cruising is controversial I believe that since the initial controversy people (including those who were in depicted subcultures at the time) changed their opinion and many people say that it is a more or less accurate depiction of the gay club scene at the time. 

That said I should finally see this movie. It's been on my "to watch" list for nearly ten years. 
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Friedkin did some very mediocre movies, and a couple of bad movies, but I wouldn't call him overrated. He also did the best cop movie in history (The French Connection) and also one of the best horror movies ever (The Exorcist). To make two masterpieces in two different genres is no small achievement.

I watched Cruising on TV when I was 18, and it was a very weird occasion (it was the day that the gulf war had started, and regular TV stations that usually ended their broadcast at night had suddenly started 24-hour broadcasts. And this being the first night, they had to fill the time I guess, so one of them showed Cruising. Uncut, including the gay fisting scene, and in muslim-majority Turkey. Can you imagine that today?)

It's not easy to watch, particularly because the subject matter is not only gay people, but the more extreme S/M scene. There's no gay love, there's only gay sex, most of which would be under the "bizarre" category in an adult website today. Like Nikolay says, this was an apparently an accurate depiction of the pre-AIDS leather bars scene, and even today it makes ordinary people like myself cringe and close our eyes in many scenes. It must have been a real trauma for the 1980 audiences.

Also, those accusations were baseless. Jonathan Demme was also accused of being anti-gay and anti-trans, because Buffalo Bill was a transvestite murderer. No, he's not saying all transvestites are murderers (in fact Clarice explicitly states the exact opposite in the film, and Dr. Lecter agrees) No, he only has a murderer character who happens to be a trans. Likewise, Cruising had a murderer character who was gay (and also insane, as we later find out) He doesn't try make a point like "all gay people are violent."

It's a very good movie, with the blu-ray out now. Just don't watch it with your parents. Or kids. Or girlfriend / wife.
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Ardan Tüzünsoy I can totally imagine that: Post-Soviet countries and Ukraine in particular still have rather strict cases of censorship from time to time, but when they had mismatched cases they were even more glaring. I've seen a Harry Potter movie with an equivalent of R classification on TV and I've also seen quite a few horror movies with a near-PG ratings. :)
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I like the new word, "cinemanity" has a nice ring to it.
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Shouldn't it say an "F"?

Also capitalize "From" in the title.
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Thanks, both corrections made.
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Haven't seen any of these, but the one that sounds the worst is The Devil Inside.  You should out the plot summaries in the options so people who haven't seen them can make up their mind, and change the description to say, "If you haven't seen them, which one would you least like to see?"
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