This year’s “Hereditary” may have blown critics away — it has an 89% critic score on review-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes — but it was polarizing among audiences. The A24 movie received a D+ CinemaScore, which conducts exit polls of audience opinion on opening nights.
“Slender Man” also came close this year, with an even worse D-.
But that’s not the lowest score a movie can get. Only 19 films have ever received that, an “F” rating, since CinemaScore started logging data in 1986.
The most recent film to receive an “F” from audiences was last year’s “mother!” from director Darren Aronofsky, which left moviegoers bewildered by its controversial and violent elements.
Other “F” rated films include Nicolas Cage’s “The Wicker Man” and “Disaster Movie,” which really lived up to its title.
Below are the 19 films to receive an “F” rating from CinemaScore (along with their Rotten Tomatoes critic scores for comparison):
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 69%
Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence plays a housewife obsessed with renovating her isolated house who has her world turned upside down when her husband (Javier Bardem) invites strangers to stay inside the home.
“Mother!” received mixed reviews since it opened but became CinemaScore’s latest “F”-rated film.
“The Darkness” (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 3%
A family awakens an evil supernatural presence while on vacation at the Grand Canyon and their lives turn upside down.
“The Devil Inside” (2012)
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 6%
After her mother murders three people following an exorcism, a young woman investigates numerous exorcisms that were performed without permission.