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.
Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself! pic.twitter.com/K6a9jAO4UH
— Gotti Film (@Gotti_Film) June 19, 2018