Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

'Baywatch' Movie Called 'Good For Celeb-Ogling, But Not Much Else'

The 'Baywatch' movie, which got a headstart on its Memorial Day Weekend wide release on Thursday, is receiving less than enthusiastic reviews.

The New York Post's Reed Tucker gave it merely 1 and 1/2 out of 4 stars, writing that the movie is "good for celeb-ogling, but not much else."

"The script spends much of its time developing the banter-driven relationship between the male leads, leaving the unfortunate female members of Team Baywatch little to differentiate themselves from one another beyond their cup size and hair color," he says.

Indiewire's Jude Dry also levies the same criticism: "It's as if the writers were so pleased with themselves for writing a female villain they forgot to give her a personality," he writes. "In fact, the female characters, though at least there are four of them, are not memorable save for some fairly broad traits."

But he adds: "If you look beyond the dick jokes, Baywatch is actually pretty fun."

The "dick jokes" are actually a common criticism in most reviews around the film.

Matt Goldberg says the film "doesn't know if should deflate the bombast of its comedy or go for broke."

"This leaves it awkwardly standing in the middle ground, clinging to any dick joke it can find for safety."

'Baywatch', starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra, is on track to earn $23 million over the weekend and pushing that to close to $30 million thanks to the day holiday weekend.

May 26, 2017 |

Related Posts
  Tyrese Gibson Threatens To Quit ‘Fast and the Furious’ Over Dwayne Johnson
  Trailer For Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black & Karen Gillan's 'Jumanji' Debuts
  Dwayne Johnson Does 'Mascot Photobomb' and Brings Man To Tears with Fallon
  Dwayne Johnson Surprised His Father With A Car For Christmas
  First Trailer For 'The Fate of the Furious' Released
  Dwayne 'Rock' Johnson Gifted Nordstrom's Rock In A Leather Bag By Fallon
  Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, & Kelly Rohrbach's 'Baywatch' Run In Trailer
  Dwayne Johnson Doesn't Regret Rant About 'Fast 8' Co-star Vin Diesel
  Dwayne Johnson Sings 'You're Welcome' In Disney's 'Moana'

© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback