Special Report

Movies Audiences Hate But Critics Love

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10. King Kong (2005)
> RT and IMDb avg audience rating: 50% (33,766,734 votes)
> RT critics rating: 84% (267 votes)
> Directed by: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

This remake of the 1933 classic of the same name was praised by critics for its special effects and the performances of the leading actors. The movie tells the story of an actress who forms a bond with a giant ape after he kidnaps her. “King Kong” (2005) is one of the most expensive movies ever made. Though viewers were less impressed with the movie, it still turned a profit.

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9. Rogue (2007)
> RT and IMDb avg audience rating: 60% (28,298 votes)
> RT critics rating: 94% (17 votes)
> Directed by: Greg McLean
> Starring: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington

“Rogue” follows an American travel journalist who goes on a cruise assignment in the Australian outback where he soon finds himself in a fight for his life against a giant man-eating crocodile. Most critics loved the nature’s revenge flick, calling it thoughtful, suspenseful, and entertaining. Viewers, on the other hand, described it as forgettable and bland.

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8. Cam (2018)
> RT and IMDb avg audience rating: 59% (27,641 votes)
> RT critics rating: 93% (99 votes)
> Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber
> Starring: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

“Cam” tells the story of an ambitious young camgirl who is suddenly replaced on her own show by a woman who looks exactly like her. Most critics gave the horror mystery thrilling reviews with some even comparing the film to Oscar-winning “Get Out.” Only 54% of viewers on Rotten Tomatoes, however, liked the movie.

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7. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
> RT and IMDb avg audience rating: 57% (54,903 votes)
> RT critics rating: 92% (13 votes)
> Directed by: Roger Corman
> Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles

“The Little Shop of Horrors” follows a young man who works in a flower shop. He accidentally breeds a carnivorous plant and has to commit murder to keep it fed. The movie became something of a cult classic; it was re-made in 1986 and yet another version may be in the works starring Scarlett Johansson.

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6. Arachnophobia (1990)
> RT and IMDb avg audience rating: 56% (225,755 votes)
> RT critics rating: 93% (42 votes)
> Directed by: Frank Marshall
> Starring: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman

“Arachnophobia” follows two men — an exterminator and an arachnophobe — who fight deadly spiders to prevent an infestation in their small town. The movie still holds a 93% Freshness score on Rotten Tomatoes, but only just over half of viewers gave the film a positive review.