Dwayne Johnson (left) and Zac Efron in Paramount Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of “Baywatch.”

Dwayne Johnson (left) and Zac Efron in Paramount Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of “Baywatch.”

BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

R | 1h 56min | Action, Comedy, Drama | Studio:Paramount Pictures | 25 May 2017 (USA)

Baywatch Movie Reviews Aggregate

Directed By: Seth Gordon
Written By: Robert Ben Garant, Justin Malen, Damian Shannon, Barry Schwartz, Mark Swift

Rotten Tomatoes critics gave Baywatch 19%  the audience gave it 70%.
Critics Average Rating: 4.1/10 Fresh: 29  Rotten 122
Rotten Tomatoes explained the R rating as follows  (for language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity)

According to a  report from Deadline, insiders blame Rotten Tomatoes. The report states directly:
“The critic aggregation site increasingly is slowing down the potential business of popcorn movies. Pirates 5 and Baywatch aren’t built for critics but rather general audiences, and once upon a time these types of films — a family adventure and a raunchy R-rated comedy — were critic-proof. Many of those in the industry severely question how Rotten Tomatoes computes the its ratings, and the fact that these scores run on Fandango (which owns RT) is an even bigger problem.” 

Don’t Blame Critics When Your Blockbusters Are Bad

Vulture – By Kyle Buchanan
Few actors enjoy a more cozy relationship with the press than Dwayne Johnson. The charismatic wrestler turned movie star is regularly covered in the most glowing terms, whether the media is beseeching him to host the Oscars, approving of his potential
 

Movie studios are blaming Rotten Tomatoes for killing movies no one wants to see

Quartz – By Ashley Rodriguez
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch were never going to be critical darlings. The former is the fifth film in a franchise that should have been retired years ago, if Hollywood had any mercy at all. And the other is an action
 

Movie studios are blaming reviews for the poor start to the summer box office

MarketWatch – By Trey Williams

A month into the summer movie season and the box office is already suffering from poor performances by a number of widely panned films. Box-office gross profits so far through the summer season — which kicked off May 5 with the release of “Guardians
  

Hollywood Blames Rotten Tomatoes For Baywatch’s & Pirates’ Poor Box Office Performance

LRM Online ‎By Joseph Medina 
2017 is turning out to be quite the interesting year in film. Despite the fact that we have more blockbusters hitting theaters than ever, things are still coming up shorter than they did last year in terms of box office dollars. There are undoubtedly
 

Hollywood Blames Critics for Its Movies Being Unimaginative Pieces of Sh*t

Daily Beast – ‎By Kevin Fallon
Film industry insiders are complaining that ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Pirates 5’ wouldn’t have bombed if critics didn’t write such mean reviews. Uh…isn’t that the point? Kevin Fallon. 05.31.17 1:56 AM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast. This past weekend
 

Studios Are Blaming Rotten Tomatoes For Pirates of the Caribbean & Baywatch Tanking at The Box Office

Epicstream –  By  Jake Vyper
Both Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch received “rotten” scores in the aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, with the former getting 31% and the latter getting 18%. This isn’t surprising. Who asked for a fifth Pirates of
 

Critics Did Not Kill ‘Pirates 5’ and ‘Baywatch’ at the Box Office and It’s Stupid to Say So

FILM – ‎By Josh Spiegel
Just a month into the 2017 summer movie season, it’s safe to say that things have been rough. May began with a major bright spot, the delightful and exciting Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which was welcomed with critical acclaim and has surpassed the 2014 original at the box office.