“Gotti” Now Selling Itself On Critical Hate

The team behind the John Travolta-led mobster drama “Gotti” are using the critical condemnation of the film as a marketing asset.

A few days ago came word that the movie had earned the ignominious honor of a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes with every critic who reviewed it panning the film. Rather than the now commonplace ‘we did it for the fans’ line, the producers have released a new TV spot which offers a different take.

In the clip, the producers proceed to trash film journalists – insulting and insinuating bias – in order to generate controversy and hopefully box-office. “Gotti” earned just $1.7 million in its first weekend, with a reported 40% of that gross coming from subscribers to MoviePass.