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Rotten Tomatoes audiences ignore ‘Fauci’ documentary

Nationwide Geographic’s new documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci has been ignored by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, regardless of overwhelmingly optimistic opinions from skilled critics.

Directed by John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, “Fauci” has been in choose theaters since Sept. 10 and began streaming Oct. 6 on Disney+. The movie options interviews with Fauci in addition to his spouse Christine and daughter Jenny. Figures starting from former President George W. Bush and Susan Rice to Invoice Gates and Bono additionally weigh in.


Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates opinions from each skilled critics and on-line customers, was conspicuously missing in viewers opinions for “Fauci.” As of Sunday, the only audience review was from “Justin B.,” who gave the film two and half stars out of 5.

“Whereas the movie had some attention-grabbing again story concerning Fauci’s profession and household historical past, as a documentary it’s severely missing. Whereas it’s a problem to provide a really analytical and unbiased evaluation, the producers right here do not even attempt,” the person wrote.

“They’ve some background noise of individuals saying imply issues about Fauci after which clarify these are unfair and go about interviewing solely individuals who fawn throughout him. There are not any interviews of anybody who query the standard of the job he has finished. There isn’t a actual evaluation of the standard his tenure through the pandemic,” the evaluate continued.

{Most professional} critics, in contrast, lauded each the movie and its topic.

“Fauci is a refreshing determine and a standard-bearer for the reality,” wrote the critic for The Guardian.

“The topic comes away smelling of roses, and it appears deserved this time,” wrote one other.

Brian Lowry, the critic for, wrote, “Fauci makes no pretense about the place its sentiments lie, lauding a determine whose critics have seemingly twisted his picture past recognition of their makes an attempt to demonize him.”


Not all skilled critics had been complimentary, with one calling the Fauci movie “a fawning no-warts paean to Fauci during which by no means is heard a discouraging phrase.”

“Ignored is any criticism from anybody about something. No documentary, it is biased agitprop,” the critic added.

Consumer reactions for the “Fauci” trailer on YouTube had been overwhelmingly adverse.


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