‘Don’t Look Up’ Has Ruined A Nearly Decade-Long Streak Of Critical Hits For Leonardo DiCaprio

'Don't Look Up' Ruined A Decade-Long Streak Of Hits For Leo DiCaprio


The response to Adam McKay’s new star-studded Netflix satire Don’t Look Up has been quite interesting, to say the least, as reactions to it have been all over the map so far.

When the social media embargo was first lifted, the first reactions from critics and journalists were largely glowing, with particular praise being showered upon Leonardo DiCaprio (who, of course, deserves it regardless of how you feel about the film at large).

However, once the review embargo was lifted, the reactions soured significantly, with the film eventually dipping into the 50% score range on Rotten Tomatoes (the film currently sits at a 56% critics score on the aggregation website). As a result of that, Don’t Look Up marks the first “Rotten” film that Leo has made since 2013, as Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby — which I actually quite like, to be fair — has a 48% Rotten Tomatoes critics score.

Between the two films are The Wolf of Wall Street (79%, Certified Fresh), The Revenant (78%, Certified Fresh), and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (85%, Certified Fresh). Just behind The Great Gatsby is another Fresh rated DiCaprio movie, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which is sandwiched between The Great Gatsby and another rotten movie, 2011’s J. Edgar. [via ComicBook]

Despite the subpar reaction to the film itself, it seems as though Leo will likely score another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Will Smith (King Richard), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!), and perhaps Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth), which would certainly make for an absolutely fascinating Best Actor race.

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