New John Travolta flick Gotti gets panned with score of zero on Rotten Tomatoes

New John Travolta flick Gotti gets panned with score of zero on Rotten Tomatoes
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A new film starring the legendary John Travolta has been panned by critics. 

As of Saturday afternoon Gotti had earned a 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes score based on 17 reviews.

The film review site calculates a film's "Tomatometer score" out of 100 by averaging a wide range of different critical ratings.

Travolta's Gotti is a biopic about the late mobster John Gotti and also stars gangster film legends Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. 

New York Times critic Glenn Kenny described the crime drama as a "dismal mess".

"What does shock is just how multifaceted a dismal mess it is." 

Jordan Mintzer of the Hollywood Reporter said the film was "poorly written, devoid of tension, ridiculous in spots and just plain dull in others".

Gotti had a troubled production journey since it was announced in 2011, going through four different directors and 44 producers. 

The film was originally meant to open in December but it was delayed after distributor Lionsgate sold the film back to its production company, AP reported. 

Vertical Entertainment later to stepped in to ensure its June release. 

Unfortunately Travolta is not unfamiliar with brutal criticism - Wikipedia's list of films with a zero Rotten Tomatoes rating includes his 1983 feature, Staying Alive, and 1993's Look Who's Talking Now

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