Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch Gets Panned By Critics

24 May, 2017 at 18:58 | by Team Postpickle

But there are some kind words reserved for PeeCee.

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch is not impressing the critics. The film which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron has been panned by reviewers. Baywatch currently has a 14%, 'rotten' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With around 40 reviews, this will be one of the least rated film on the site.

Here are some of the reviews:

Reed Tucker of New York Post bashed the film saying 'washes up on the beach like a dead whale'. "It all feels woefully juvenile, and many of the jokes strain harder than Hasselhoff sucking in his gut back in Season 9."

Variety said, "Playing up the insults and playing down the jiggle, a Dwayne Johnson/Zac Efron revamp of the cheeseball muscle-beach TV series is stupidly entertaining...for a while."

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter said, "The endless profusion of F-bombs seems to indicate that the screenwriters must have thought they would be paid per use."

Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty’s wrote, " Aside from some mild laughs that come from the alpha-dog friction between Johnson and Efron, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift’s script is a lazy barrage of sad-trombone product-placement gags and red-band boobs-and-boners jokes."

Reviewers did have some kind words for Priyanka's performance.

Birth.Movies.Death’s Jacob Knight said, "the Indian goddess brings a (sadly underutilized) brainy charisma to every scene that feels fit for a better picture."

Radio Times’ Robert Luxford said, "Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra judges the mood perfectly, playing the villain with exactly the right amount of dramatic flair." 

Baywatch will release in India on June 2.

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