Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    75
    Celebrity's tough to let go of, apparently, even when you know it's undeserved. Best Worst Movie doesn't plumb that thought very deeply. It doesn't do anything very deeply, really -- it's content to skate across the surface of the so-bad-it's-good phenomenon that gave it birth. The filmmakers are too close perhaps; probably don't want to kill the troll that laid the golden egg.
  2. 75
    This is a documentary about what happens to you when you appear in "Troll 2."
  3. Anyone can make a bad movie. But it takes a unique set of circumstances to make a movie so horrible that people are celebrating its badness two decades later.
  4. 75
    It captures a version of our best worst selves.
  5. The surprisingly rich documentary Best Worst Movie views the phenomenon from a unique perspective.
  6. 75
    Doesn't make the case that watching truly bad movies is worthwhile. But it does make you realize that nobody gets up in the morning, showers, breakfasts, dresses and goes to work thinking they're making the worst film in history, either.
  7. 75
    Though it's a ramshackle piece of filmmaking, Best Worst Movie is an honest one, too, staying open to awkward, humbling moments while still making a solid case for the film's immortal badness.
  8. There's no denying that it is often outrageous fun, and the news that Fragasso and Drudi are working on a script for "Troll 2: Part 2" is but the icing on a very nasty cake.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    70
    In its more amusing and accepting moments, Best Worst Movie captures the geek-joy fizz when fame morphs into notoriety, and artlessness becomes its own art.
  10. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    Strangely moving, insightful and entertaining documentary.
  11. The piece is a tribute to the 1992 film "Troll 2" and its many fans, who have dubbed it the "best worst movie" ever made.
  12. Best Worst Movie is a must-see for students of film criticism and the philosophy of art.
  13. 50
    Watching Best Worst Movie, you can't help but notice that the Troll 2 crowd consists almost exclusively of people in their 20s, which makes perfect sense: manufacturing an obsession with a terrible movie probably seems more worthwhile if you think you've got all the time in the world.
  14. A documentary so enthusiastic, good-natured and sweet about such an abject disaster that it almost makes "Troll 2" worthwhile. Almost.
  15. This fawning appreciation wears thin, despite the good-natured clowning of Alabama dentist/would-be actor George Hardy, who's like a poor man's Bruce Campbell (our apologies to Bruce Campbell).
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 7, 2013
    6
    Best Worst Movie takes an in depth look at Troll 2, voted by IMDB as the worst film of all time. Catching up with the main cast, director and writer over twenty years after its release it makes for an interesting watch throughout as we are shown just how it has affected their lives since and what they think when they look back on their time on screen. Full Review »
  2. j30
    Feb 19, 2012
    6
    The mildly entertaining "Best Worst Film" is kind of a companion, or commentary for Troll 2. If you haven't seen Troll 2, you're not missing much. But if you need a bad movie to balance all the good movies you've been watching. Troll 2 might be the one. Full Review »
  3. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    Best Worst Movie covers the phenomena of the bad movie and, in this case, what imdb calls the "worst" movie ever made Troll 2. Like Tommy Wiseau's The Room or Ed Wood movies Troll 2 took off and became a cult hit phenomena amongst bad movie and horror movie fans. The star of this documentary was George Hardy, who nowadays works as a dentist after his career in acting never took off. But he is in generally in good spirits today. The only time he lost his patience is when signing autographs at the Horror Movie conventions. He wanted to bolt outta there! Troll 2 was so bad that one of the stars Connie Young (credited in the movie as Connie McFarlane) does not put this movie on her resume because she knows if she does and a producer watches the movie she will not get the role. She does not participate in anything Troll 2 related and wants nothing to do with it. You can't help but feel disgusted and also feel sorry for Robert Ornsby, another Troll 2 star who never really did anything with his life. Never got married. Didn't bother to go to LA or New York to try to make it as a star. Just stayed in Utah and watched Family Guy and let his life fritter away. Best Worst Movie also contains a ton of special features which will keep you entertained for hours. Even if you are not a horror movie fan, check it out. Very entertaining documentary. Full Review »