21 Unintentionally Hilarious One-Star Amazon Movie Reviews

A top rating used to mean a product or service was exceptional — think “five-star hotel.” But now, from Amazon to Yelp

It’s an excellent marketing strategy to validate a product, services or company

In the past few decades, reviews have become an inextricable part of the cultural identity of movies, more so than perhaps any other creative medium. The obsession has culminated into the coveted film status of a “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a site that aggregates film reviews by both professional critic and user alike and doles out a score based on the collection’s averages. Social media platforms have even been built around the idea of reviewing movies with your friends, with one of the most popular renditions being Letterboxd.

However, as valuable as reviews can be for understanding different perspectives and informing readers, they must also be taken with a grain of salt. Not every review is created equal, and some are so misguided that they work better as jokes than as constructive commentary or criticism. We’ve done you the favor of collecting a list of the most hilarious reviews that left us scratching our heads in disbelief.

Check out these hilarious one-star reviews on Amazon and tell us what you think.


Taken 3 (2014)

We’re starting to think the same.


Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

We don’t blame her if she did.


The Shape Of Water (2017)

Fish porn is definitely not for everyone.


The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

There weren’t any wolves, but Jonah Hill was hilarious.


Aquaman (2018)

It’s Aquaman! He can wear whatever he wants.


Bumblebee (2018)

But his battle suit makes him look like a bee. Guess that doesn’t count.


Magic Mike (2012)

We were happily surprised by the lack of magicians.


Toy Story (1995)

Some of us think there’s always a dark side to every toy.


Pitch Perfect (2012)

You might want to try A League of Their Own next time.


Rent (2005)

How dare you Chris Columbus for allowing this to happen?!


The Blair Witch Project (1999)

But what about the free shipping with your Prime membership?


Free Solo (2018)

“Uuuuuuuuuuuuur ahhhhhhhhrrrrrr uhrrrr ahhhhrrrrrrr aaaaaaarhg…”


Pans Labyrinth (2006)

Their autocorrect might have been turned off when they dropped this review.


Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

It makes you wonder what other movies they rented without permission.


Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

We’re wondering if this is the same person who gave Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a one star.


Black Swan (2010)

We’re now questioning Darren Aronofsky’s ability to manage risks in the financial markets.


The Lion King (1994)

Do you mean animals don’t talk?


The Emoji Movie (2017)

Why did you have to ruin a perfectly good movie with horrible news?


Frozen (2010)

Definitely the wrong film.


The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

We don’t have a counter-argument to that.


Deadpool (2016)

We don’t even know who Ryan Roberts is.


Midsommar (2019)

We’re not going to argue. It was pretty twisted.


Shoplifters (2018)

It took you two minutes to realize that it’s in Japanese?