Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor is quite synonymous with quality. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Aviator, Inception, and The dead These are just a few of the films he has starred in that are fan favorites and have become worldwide hits no doubt as a result of his presence. The actor ultimately won his Oscar for Best Actor for The ghost in 2016 and pledged to chase Oscar gold, but his latest film is among the worst in terms of critical rating. Do not seek, starring DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, is the actor’s lowest-rated film in nearly a decade.
As of this writing, feature Adam McKay has a 55% rating and a “Rotten” distinction on Rotten Tomatoes after 226 reviews on Critical Aggregator. The film’s rotten rating makes it the lowest-rated DiCaprio movie since The Great Gatsby in 2013, which scored 48% on the website. 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). Right behind The Great Gatsby is another Fresh-rated DiCaprio film, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which is sandwiched between The Great Gatsby and another rotten film, J. Edgar from 2011.
The current critical consensus for Don’t Look Up on Rotten Tomatoes reads: “Don’t Look Up aims too high for its scattered beards to land consistently, but Adam McKay’s star satire serves its purpose of collective denial. “
While the film draws very mixed critical reactions, many viewers are showing their support for the film and expressing their love for it both on Rotten Tomatoes and on social media.
For those who don’t know, Netflix’s official description of the film reads:
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), a graduate student in astronomy, and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astonishing discovery of a comet orbiting the solar system. The problem – it’s on a trajectory of direct collision with Earth. The other problem? Nobody seems to really care. It turns out that warning humanity of a killer of planets the size of Mount Everest is an impractical fact to navigate. With the help of Dr Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and chief of staff Jason (Jonah Hill ), airing on The Daily Rip, a morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With just six months before the comet makes an impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and attracting the attention of the obsessed social media public before it was too late is proving insanely comical – what will it take to make the world just look at you p ?! “