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‘The Emoji Movie’ Has the Worst Rotten Tomatoes Score of the Summer

Hint: It’s in the single digits

Critics resoundingly agree –“The Emoji Movie” is bad. So bad, that for a while it held a zero-percent rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Now it sits at a measly three percent, making it the worst reviewed movie of the summer.

As TheWrap’s own Alonso Duralde put it, “It is a soul-crushing disaster because it lacks humor, wit, ideas, visual style, compelling performances, a point of view or any other distinguishing characteristic that would make it anything but a complete waste of your time, not to mention that of the diligent animators who brought this catastrophe into being.”

“The Emoji Movie” is a full 11 percent behind other summer flops. “Transformers: The Last Knight” is the next-worst movie, at 14 percent; “The Mummy” and “All Eyez On Me” sit at 16 percent and “Baywatch” got 19 percent.

A lone positive review from critic Betsy Bozdech bumped the summer dud up to three percent. “Positive messages, but colorful adventure is only ‘meh,'” Bozdech wrote.

In case you’re an aficionado of bad movies, then you might want to check out these other poorly-rated summer movies to make you ????: “The House,” 18 percent; “Wish Upon,” 19 percent; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” 20 percent; and “The Book of Henry,” 23 percent.

Do all of these low scores have you conjuring sad emojis? The highest-rated movies of this summer so far are “The Big Sick,” 98 percent; “Baby Driver,” 94 percent; “War for the Planet of the Apes,” 93 percent; and “Wonder Woman” and “Spiderman: Homecoming,” both at 92 percent.

“The Emoji Movie” stars T.J. Miller as Gene, an emoji who lives inside a teenager’s cellphone where emojis have jobs expressing a single emotion for their users. But when Gene realizes that he can’t do his job because he can express multiple emotions, he leaves his phone to try to be like everyone else.

Anthony Leondis directed the film and co-wrote the script with Eric Siegel and Mike White, with Michelle Raimo Kouyate producing. The cast also includes James Corden, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph.