"Zoom" Tomatometer: Zero

by | August 14, 2006 | Comments

"Zoom" is soaring, flying high into the rarified territory where only seven films before it have ventured. The film, which stars Tim Allen and Courteney Cox, is joining an exclusive club — films with more than 20 reviews that have garnered not a single "Fresh" rating from critics. In other words, we’re talking nada, zilch, zero.

Allen is no stranger to the extremes of the Tomatometer; both "Toy Story" movies are at 100 percent, but he also starred in "Christmas with the Kranks," which scored a robust four percent. Likewise, "Zoom" director Peter Hewitt has touched greatness before this misstep (his filmography includes the most righteous "Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey").


That’s right, gang — your chances of escaping from the bottom of the Tomatometer look pretty bleak.

The reviews of "Zoom," which was not screened for critics in advance of its release, run the gamut from the negative (Christy Lemire of the Associated Press says, "It has plenty of energy and visual effects but not a single original idea in its spandex-clad head") to the out-and-out disparaging ("One of the most dismal excuses for family entertainment ever perpetrated by a major studio," raves Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide). And for those of you who tend to ignore those snooty critics, let it be known that "Zoom" also tanked at the box office, raking in only $4.4 million, money that would certainly do Amnesty International a world of good.


"With my latest invention, I’ll magically transform the reviews for ‘Zoom’ into the reviews for ‘X-Men.’"

For those masochists out there who are too busy to watch "The Decalogue," here’s the rest of the zero-percenters for your viewing (dis)pleasure:

Tag Cloud

Thanksgiving Pop Logo Summer harry potter BET NBC Superheroes Spring TV RT History zombie TBS Comedy Central social media Comedy Awards A&E crime thriller Universal Tomatazos Dark Horse Comics adventure Fantasy DirecTV Country Martial Arts The Arrangement Disney GIFs sports AMC Valentine's Day GoT Teen American Society of Cinematographers period drama vampires Fox News History President Comic Book Musical composers Video Games Syfy Nickelodeon Nat Geo Disney Channel Fall TV TV Land Lionsgate FX Mary Tyler Moore TCM Extras Interview 007 Certified Fresh PBS X-Men Marathons SDCC aliens Trailer Showtime MTV boxoffice Kids & Family Freeform El Rey VH1 LGBTQ Emmys ABC Family Trivia Horror Watching Series Hulu GLAAD Rock Countdown Masterpiece ITV historical drama Year in Review Best and Worst CBS All Access 24 frames TCA Box Office Rom-Com Character Guide singing competition Reality Competition Rocky crime drama Cosplay Adult Swim Star Trek Action TIFF cinemax WGN dramedy Premiere Dates TCA 2017 Bravo Amazon science fiction thriller Grammys war CMT BBC BBC America sitcom Tumblr MSNBC NYCC Marvel Sundance SundanceTV 2017 Animation Opinion Musicals discovery Infographic VICE Writers Guild of America diversity Cartoon Network OWN Polls and Games Photos supernatural PaleyFest IFC psycho cooking 2015 Star Wars APB Super Bowl Music Esquire Nominations based on movie Schedule Mystery cops E! FOX Oscars Biopics CNN Election Toys TV 2016 TNT The CW technology HBO TruTV Netflix Pirates ABC ESPN biography Red Carpet Lifetime Food Network Starz CBS docudrama politics Holidays Reality serial killer Ghostbusters police drama travel FXX Podcast USA Winter TV Sneak Peek Winners First Look DC Comics Crackle Sci-Fi Drama Calendar crime Set visit comiccon TLC