Though some have argued that boiling a movie down to a single aggregated number does a disservice to cinema as a whole, Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer is an undeniably useful and influential tool for both audiences and those in the business of making movies.
A "Rotten" score (below 60%) can be the kiss of death for a movie's box office prospects, to the extent that studios will typically screen bad films at the very last minute to keep that low Tomatometer from audiences for as long as possible.
While there are countless terrible movies released every year which plumb the depths of the Tomatometer, it takes a very special amount of effort to actually score 0%, where not a single critic who watched the film found it even a passably entertaining three-star effort.
Hell, even Manos: The Hands of Fate, widely believed to be one of the worst movies ever made, recently crept up to 7% after scoring a positive retrospective review, so quite how awful does a film have to be to land the illustrious zero?
Well, in the case of these 15 movies, each infamous for being universally savaged by critics, their sheer entertainment value - ironic or not - makes it hard to accept their 0% scores, and while they don't necessarily need to be re-evaluated by critics en masse, they probably deserve at least a mildly positive review or two.
Make no mistake: these 15 films are, by any typical filmmaking standard, bad. Relative to just about everything else that has 0%, though, they're enjoyable or interesting enough that they deserve at least a small sliver of praise...
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