Nicole Kidman’s new Netflix movie lands low Rotten Tomatoes rating

Nicole Kidman’s new Netflix movie lands low Rotten Tomatoes rating

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King’s new Netflix movie A Family Affair has premiered to a low score on Rotten Tomatoes.

A Family Affair follows a young woman named Zara (King) who works as an assistant to movie star Chris (Efron). When Chris meets Zara’s mother (Kidman) a romance forms between the pair, leaving Zara horrified.

At the time of writing, the film is sitting at a not-so-great 47% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, from a total of 49 reviews from critics. Fans are similarly cool on the film too, with an audience score of 41% from over 50 ratings.

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In Digital Spy‘s review, we said: “A Family Affair is not as fun as the premise initially promises, and no amount of star power can fix that,” and felt that fans would be left “wanting”. Check out a selection of the other reviews for A Family Affair below:

“Despite flaws, A Family Affair holds together on the strength of its comedy, even if it suffers a bit from targeting a passive streaming audience.”

“The only joke in A Family Affair that lands is the very last one, and even that only gets a bit of a chuckle. It’s almost worth watching for Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman’s magnetism alone. If by ‘almost’ you mean ‘not really.'”

“The prospect of new Netflix rom-coms beaming with all-star casts always leaves us feeling a little excited, but the attractiveness alone isn’t enough to sustain the passion in our streaming relationship.”

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“With A Family Affair, Efron picks up where 17 Again left off, and it’s a delight to see this former teen heartthrob back in a similar mode. A Family Affair truly is Efron’s film, for better and worse at times. And the feature does slot right in with the recent trend of age gap romances.”

A Family Affair‘s Hollywood material and its drama feel at times like they’ve come from two completely different films. But the lines are delivered with such heartfelt tenderness that for a moment, you might be moved in spite of yourself.”

A Family Affair is now available on Netflix.

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