- Paramount Pictures
Audiences can’t stand Darren Aronofsky’s new allegorical horror film, “Mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
CinemaScore, which conducts exit polls of audience opinion on opening nights, recently gave the film the dreaded “F” rating – its lowest.
Just how bad is that?
Only 19 films have ever received an “F” rating since CinemaScore started logging data in 1986, according to Vulture.
Some of the films to receive CinemaScore’s lowest rating include both Nicholas Cage’s disastrous “The Wicker Man” and the woeful early-aughts thriller “Fear Dot Com.”
“Mother!” has been polarizing, with some critics loving it and others hating it. It has a 67% “fresh” rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes – but the audience apparently feels differently.
To put that in context, here’s a list of the only 19 films to have received an “F” rating from CinemaScore:
“Alone in the Dark” (2005)
- Lions Gate
Based on the popular video game of the same name, “Alone in th Dark” follows detective of paranormal activity Edward Carnby as he investigates the recent mysterious death of his friend, with the help of his anthropologist girlfriend, played by Tara Reid.
“The Box” (2009)
- Warner Bros.
Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star as a couple who have been given a box containing a button. If they push it, they get $1 million – but pushing the button causes someone they don’t know to die.
Michael Shannon and Ashley Judd (who we are sad to say shows up more than once on this list), are paranoid about an infestation of bugs in their home – but it’s unclear whether or not the bugs exist.
“The Darkness” (2016)
A family awakens an evil supernatural presence while on vacation at the Grand Canyon and their lives turn upside down.
“I Know Who Killed Me” (2007)
- YouTube/TriStar Pictures
Lindsey Lohan stars in this major box office flop as high school student Audrey Flemming who goes missing. But when Aubrey turns up two weeks later, she claims to be someone else entirely.
Aubrey, who claims she is Dakota Moss, goes on a mission to prove who she really is.
“The Devil Inside” (2012)
After her mother murders three people following an exorcism, a young woman investigates a number of exorcisms that were performed without permission.
“Doctor T & the Women” (2000)
- YouTube/Artisan Entertainment
Richard Gere plays Texas gynecologist “Dr. T,” who cares for the wealthiest women in Texas, but his life turns upside down when his wife is admitted into a mental institution. Dr. T is forced to deal with his upcoming daughter’s wedding, despite the fact that she is lesbian, and he only finds comfort in his golf instructor Bree.
“Eye of the Beholder” (1999)
- YouTube/Destination Films
Ewan McGregor’s character, detective Stephen Wilson, follows a serial killer played by Ashley Judd, and finds himself becoming more and more obsessed with her.
“Fear Dot Com” (2002)
- Sony Pictures
Detectives investigate deaths seemingly connected to individuals logging onto the website – wait for it! – Fear.com.
“In the Cut” (2003)
- Pathe Productions
High school teacher Frannie Avery (played by Meg Ryan) has an affair with the detective (played by Mark Ruffalo) investigating a murder in her neighborhood.
“Killing Them Softly” (2012)
- YouTube/The Weinstein Company
Hitman Jackie Cogan (played by Brad Pitt) is hired to track down three men who robbed a poker game run by the mob.
Despite having Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta involved in the project, it was deemed a total flop by CinemaScore.
“Lost Souls” (2000)
- New Line Cinema
A Catholic school teacher finds a journalist who she believes is the anti-Christ.
“Lucky Numbers” (2000)
A high-energy weatherman and jet-ski dealer, played by John Travolta, tries to rob his state’s lottery winnings after he finds out his house is in foreclosure.
“Silent House” (2011)
- YouTube/Open Road
Evil spirits wreak havoc when Sarah (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and her father get trapped inside of their haunted family lake house.
- 20th Century Fox
Psychologist Dr. Chris Kelvin (George Clooney) is sent to investigate a space station orbiting a strange new planet.
“The Wicker Man” (2006)
- Warner Bros.
Sergeant Neil Howie travels to Summerisle after receiving a tip that a missing woman is on the island in an anonymous letter. Howie is surprised to find that the strange island is full of women, and soon realizes the anonymous tip was a part of a bigger ploy to get him on the island.
“Wolf Creek” (2005)
- YouTube/Dimension Films
Backpackers get stuck in the Australian outback with a sheriff who turns out to be a complete psychopath.
“Disaster Movie” (2008)
A group of friends experience multiple natural disasters within the same night – and for some reason “Juno,” “Hancock,” and a number of other films are mocked throughout.
Also, Kim Kardashian makes a very strange cameo in the film.
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!” has received mixed reviews since it opened, but became CinemaScore’s newest “F” rated film.