Adam Sandler’s movie returns to Netflix’s Top 10 despite bad reviews
Adam Sandler’s horror comedy Halloween halloween is back in Netflix’s Top 10 list this weekend despite its generally poor reviews. The film stars Sandler as a deli clerk who is generally laughed at by the town for his stupidity, but takes it upon himself to be “the Halloween helper” one night a year. While many critics and viewers scoffed at the film last fall, it looks like they’ll be revisiting it at the end of the season.
Halloween halloween is listed at number 4 on Netflix’s “10 Best Movies” list at the time of writing. It probably doesn’t hurt that this is a Netflix original movie and that Netflix has been promoting it along with other Halloween-themed content in its app over the past couple of weeks. Still, many social media commentators were amused on Sunday to see this critical flop return to the queue. Some supporters of the film have even speculated that its critics have exaggerated their hatred of him.
“I did a Halloween halloween review and can confirm, it’s still terrible, “one person tweeted this week. Another replied:”Halloween halloween is an absolute divine level Halloween movie, “while a third wrote:”Halloween halloween is an elite scary season movie. “
As of this writing, Halloween halloween has a score of 52 percent on the “Tomatometer” of rotten tomatoes based on 82 reviews from trusted professional reviewers. It has an even lower score of 43% among members of the public, based on over 1,000 user-submitted reviews. Many viewers agreed that the film appealed most to fans nostalgic for older Sandler films, and not so much to newcomers.
It should also be noted that many fans believe Halloween halloween is in itself a kind of meta-joke played on the movie industry. Indeed, in 2020, Sandler received critical acclaim for his performance in Uncut gems, and there was even a buzz surrounding his Oscar performance. During his press tour for this awards season, Sandler jokingly made a threat in an interview with Howard Stern.
“If I don’t understand, I’ll come back and make one [movie] again it’s so bad on purpose just to make you all pay. That’s how I got them, “Sandler said. In the end, he wasn’t even nominated for his performance in Uncut gems, and fans couldn’t help but note that Halloween halloween was the very next movie he released.
For better or for worse, it seems like Halloween halloween will return each year in October, forcing fans to reconsider their mixed feelings about it. The film is now streaming on Netflix, as is Uncut gems.