“The Mother” hits unwanted Rotten Tomatoes milestone — despite Netflix record opening weekend

Netflix’s Latest #1 Movie, The motherhas hit a disappointing milestone on review collection website Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite this, The mother — which stars Jennifer Lopez as a retired assassin who comes out of hiding to save her estranged daughter (Lucy Paez) — has enjoyed the biggest opening weekend of any Netflix movie yet in 2023.

While Lopez received praise for her performance in the film, The mother received a mediocre reception from critics and audiences alike, earning a critical rating of just 45 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Viewership voted by the public is higher, standing at a “fresh” 71 percent.

However, the film’s “poor” critical rating represents an all-time low The motheris the celebrated New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro.

Caro’s previous films include the acclaimed 2002 drama whale rider2015s McFarland, USAand the live-action adaptation of 2020 mulan.

Except for two films that failed to receive a critical review on Rotten Tomatoes (1998). memory and desire and 2009 The luck of the winemaker), all seven of her other feature films had received “fresh” ratings.

Jennifer Lopez as The Mother in The Mother

(Eric Milner/Netflix)

This was announced earlier this week The mother had a total of 83.71 million watched hours in the first three days of its release, ranking #1 in 82 countries. That number represented the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix original film this year, beating releases like Crime 2.

The sequel, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, wasn’t the only film to be outdone The mother when it came to a key figure.

The mother is now available to stream on Netflix.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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