"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

Starz mutant Musical Fantasy Sneak Peek Disney Channel Adult Swim Spike Kids & Family TLC Cartoon Network NYCC Freeform Lionsgate technology talk show Winners medical drama A&E unscripted USA Network Teen 2016 Dark Horse Comics Masterpiece Star Trek Quiz TruTV NBC Ellie Kemper GIFs GoT Marvel Rom-Com Emmys 45 spy thriller Creative Arts Emmys TCA 2017 20th Century Fox singing competition Shudder Premiere Dates sports Summer WGN BBC San Diego Comic-Con Acorn TV Thanksgiving Christmas FX Year in Review docudrama Nominations Hulu thriller war Red Carpet IFC Tomatazos The CW biography History Comic Book 21st Century Fox IFC Films Sundance TCM cults CNN CBS what to watch dc DirecTV discovery harry potter Song of Ice and Fire BBC America RT History boxoffice Bravo Writers Guild of America Logo Fox News Comedy Central Rocky LGBTQ CMT VICE adventure hist El Rey dceu Sci-Fi Toys diversity police drama Ghostbusters doctor who Trailer President jamie lee curtis comiccon Spring TV cooking HBO Comedy Photos Awards Marathons sitcom finale historical drama Shondaland BET DC streaming service Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt X-Men vampires TNT based on movie science fiction Columbia Pictures Box Office Britbox TIFF SDCC VH1 Epix social media 24 frames serial killer Winter TV Infographic Biopics DC Universe Horror Universal psycho Disney binge Best and Worst Food Network comic YouTube Premium travel period drama crime Nickelodeon robots Mindy Kaling See It Skip It Nat Geo dramedy MTV Musicals CBS All Access Netflix ESPN National Geographic Countdown Reality Competition crime drama Country Mystery Certified Fresh Calendar Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Cosplay Mary Tyler Moore Action 2017 PaleyFest E3 crossover Pixar Podcast OWN Oscars Paramount YouTube Red Pop Drama Apple FXX Video Games New York Comic Con SundanceTV Tumblr festivals zombie politics Sony Pictures Music Fall TV Amazon Polls and Games YA Syfy APB zombies Super Bowl PBS American Society of Cinematographers Animation Esquire streaming Superheroes FOX Walt Disney Pictures Lifetime Crackle USA romance cinemax Lucasfilm transformers justice league golden globes Western TBS Election Opinion Warner Bros. Showtime ratings Ovation political drama Schedule Interview Valentine's Day Set visit aliens composers The Arrangement Watching Series TCA anime Trivia crime thriller Paramount Network Character Guide Star Wars cats Superheroe AMC Grammys television blaxploitation E! Holidays Sundance Now MSNBC Reality Rock Extras ITV TV SXSW ABC 2015 Pirates supernatural Martial Arts cops GLAAD First Look ABC Family Comics on TV 007 TV Land DC Comics CW Seed