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06th Sep 2022

Netflix fans beg Kevin Hart to quit acting after new film is rated worst ever


“Not a popular one, Joe…”

There’s an old motivational quote that makes the rounds regularly, and it goes as follows: “You’re only as good as your last performance.”

Two men who are probably keeping their fingers crossed that it’s not true are Hollywood stars Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg, after their latest outing broke personal records for all the wrong reasons.

Me Time, which recently arrived on Netflix, is officially the lowest-rated film of each man’s career on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring a measly 7% approval rating from around 60 reviews.

While critics and audiences tend to clash wildly between tastes, it’s been fairly unanimously panned, with an audience score of just 30% from over 500 reviews.

The film had all the ingredients of being a success, including a directorial turn from John Hamburg, with previous credits including Meet The Parents, Zoolander, and I Love You, Man.

However, the film just couldn’t quite click, with Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times describing the flick as “stunningly unfunny“.

This was followed by many mixed reviews, but many agreed with comments saying Hart was ‘not good’ and that studios were paying Hart ‘to be him’ rather than to be a ‘good actor’.

On Twitter, another film fan wrote: “No ways, Kevin Hart can’t keep getting away with this horrible acting.”

In spite of the poor reviews, Hart continues to encourage people to watch Me Time and questioned the choices of those who haven’t yet done so, writing: “If you haven’t watched “Me Time” on @netflix yet what in the hell are you waiting for????? Give yourself what you deserve and that’s some “Me Time” …..Now go watch my movie damn it.”

This might not be completely fair as Hart was met with exceptional reviews with his appearances in dramas such as Fatherhood, True Story and The Upside.

True Story and Fatherhood should change peoples minds about him as an actor,” one fan wrote, while another commented: “I’m a big fan of @KevinHart4real’s comedy but True Story is probably my favorite project of his.”

The comedy is Wahlberg’s lowest rated film since his appearance in 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, with his lowest rated film ever prior to Me Time being 1994’s Renaissance Man.

For Hart, Me Time is 2% worse than his appearance in the critically-panned Little Fockers.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, if you’re morbidly curious;

When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.

And if you’re even more morbidly curious, here’s the trailer for the Netflix comedy.

Clip via Netflix

The film is now available on Netflix, if you’re really stuck for something to watch tonight.

Although who knows? As another old adage goes, “You have to laugh, or else you’d cry”.