A documentary about the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci, simply called “Fauci,” started streaming on Disney+ last week.
Unlike the professional critics, who loved this sensitive and soulful portrait of one of Science’s most devout servants, the general public don’t seem too impressed by it.
National Geographic’s new documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci has been ignored by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, despite overwhelmingly positive reviews from professional critics.
Directed by John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, “Fauci” has been in select theaters since Sept. 10 and started streaming Oct. 6 on Disney+. The film features interviews with Fauci as well as his wife Christine and daughter Jenny. Figures ranging from former President George W. Bush and Susan Rice to Bill Gates and Bono also weigh in.
Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates reviews from both professional critics and online users, was conspicuously lacking in audience reviews for “Fauci.” As of Sunday, the only audience review was from “Justin B.,” who gave the movie two and half stars out of five.
“While the film had some interesting back story regarding Fauci’s career and family history, as a documentary it is severely lacking. While it is a challenge to give a truly analytical and unbiased assessment, the producers here don’t even try,” the user wrote.
“They have some background noise of people saying mean things about Fauci and then make clear those are unfair and go about interviewing only people who fawn all over him. There are no interviews of anyone who question the quality of the job he has done. There is no real assessment of the quality his tenure during the pandemic,” the review continued.
Due to a constant influx of negative ratings, Rotten Tomatoes ended up disabling user reviews entirely.
Rotten Tomatoes us trying to hide the audience score for the biggest Clown in America Anthony Fauci
Gee I wonder why? 🤣🤣🤣👇 pic.twitter.com/1GvR3verKf
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) October 11, 2021
Rotten Tomatoes had to disable the “audience score” for Disney’s Fauci documentary. https://t.co/oFc1akU1xu
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) October 11, 2021
For some reason, people seem to really hate this man.