Critically Maligned Movie Is a Hit for Netflix

Dec 28, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An audience that skews young and male is embracing Netflix’s new high-profile movie despite almost universal pans from the critics. The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision reports that 11 million U.S. viewers watched the new David Ayer fantasy-drama “Bright” during its first three days on the service — Dec. 22-24.

“Of the 11 million who’ve already watched Bright, 7 million of them fell into the younger demo of adults 18-49 — not that the pay-service has particular use for demos. 56 percent of the total audience was male,” THR reports, adding: “The Will Smith-Joel Edgerton cop jaunt currently boasts a dismal 28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an equally anemic 29 (out of 100) on review aggregate Metacritic. The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore called it ’embarrassing.'”

Among the other pans for “Bright,” TheWrap called it “astoundingly bad in virtually every way,” and Forbes said the effort “shows the streaming giant falling on its face in its attempts to replicate the so-called Hollywood blockbuster.”

You can click here to see more of the movie’s bad reviews, along with a trailer for the film.

One Comment

  1. I watched it and yeah, it wasn’t amazing. But it wasn’t as bad as critics would have you believe. Not even close, really.

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