• • • Will conservatives make ‘Atlas Shrugged’ a hit?
Anthony Kaufman, Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy Atlas Shrugged movie | While advance interest in the film may be high among the film’s conservative base, reviews have been terrible. For example, Rotten Tomatoes lists more than 5,000 user ratings with a total of 86% saying they “like it,” while the critics’ average is a disastrous 7%. (Only two movies, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” and “The Roommate” rate lower.) “We expected that the critics would have a fear of embracing this film,” says [executive producer Harmon] Kaslow. “We knew that there was a substantial likelihood that they would not view the film as to whether we got the message right, but would look at it comparing it to what Hollywood would have done. I don’t think our audience is persuaded at all by those reviews.”