THe criticizes Netflix’s verdicts The gray man are there and… uff.
A 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a similar 51 on Metacritic could have been worse. But festering in what the latter describes as “mixed or average” territory isn’t what the troubled streamer was hoping for, given the film’s budget and its all-star cast, led by Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
That’s right, it’s the audience’s opinion that counts. Film critics’ views are often far removed from those of ordinary viewers. Netflix’s top ten often features films that professional critics rank as turkeys. The Underworld series – out now for subscribers – may be a two-star franchise, but that hasn’t stopped them from producing a series of reliably profitable outings.