Napoleon’s middling Rotten Tomatoes critical score happens to be among lead actor Joaquin Phoenix’s worst results of the past 10 years.
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- Napoleon, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix, has received a relatively low critical score of 66% on Rotten Tomatoes, falling short of Phoenix’s recent movies.
- Only 2015’s Irrational Man and 2018’s Mary Magdalene earned lower critical scores for Phoenix in the past 13 years with 46% and 44% respectively.
- Napoleon’s score also pales in comparison to Phoenix’s recent performances in C’mon C’mon (94%) and The Sisters Brothers (87%).
Napoleon has debuted with one of Joaquin Phoenix’s lowest critical Rotten Tomatoes scores of the decade. Directed by Ridley Scott, the biopic follows Napoleon Bonaparte (Joaquin Phoenix) and Empress Joséphine (Vanessa Kirby) during their rise to power over France and all of Europe. The movie is set to release on November 21 in theaters, after which it will eventually be released on AppleTV+.
Despite boasting a star-studded cast, the early Napoleon reviews have reported a middling movie. Debuting at a 66 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing, it falls short of Phoenix’s other recent movies. In the past 13 years, only 2015’s Irrational Man and 2018’s Mary Magdalene earned lower critical scores for Phoenix with 46 percent and 44 percent respectively. It pales in comparison to his 2021 performance in C’mon C’mon, which earned a score of 94 percent, and The Sisters Brothers, which has an 87 percent score.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes