Kevin Hart has thanked Netflix for its support of his films after his latest movie for the streaming platform was absolutely slated by critics. You can watch the trailer for that critical bomb here:
In a post, the comedian and actor shared shots of The Upside, Fatherhood, True Story, The Man From Toronto and his most recent movie Me Time, alongside a caption in which he said he was ‘proud’ of his team at his production company Hartbeat.
However, though Hart looks to be standing by his latest effort, critics have been less than kind.
Reviewers have called Me Time – which dropped on 26 August – ‘stunningly unfunny’, ‘a witless string of dumb comedic set pieces’ and ‘maybe Kevin Hart’s worst movie yet’.
However, in his Instagram post Hart hinted at a possible return to form, promising fans they wouldn’t know ‘what the f**k hit them’ when his two upcoming movies land.
He wrote: “Major thank you to @netflix for their support and love on all of these projects….I also want to thank all of my producing partners and writers on all of these projects… it’s about progress… at Hartbeat we want to provide the world with some amazing feel good/relatable material.
“I’m so proud of my team of execs and creatives at Hartbeat… I swear we are just getting started. We have more heat coming your way soon!
Credit: Instagram/Kevin Hart
“Let’s f***ing gooooooo… I want more so I plan on doing more… wait until u see the change up in these next two films. Y’all aren’t going to know what the f**k hit you… stay tuned.”
The actor shared the post less than a week after Me Time was released, landing Hart his lowest ever score on Rotten Tomatoes.
In case you’ve not seen it, Me Time centres on stay-at-home dad Sonny (played by Hart) who finds himself with free time – or ‘me time’, if you like – while his wife and kids are away.
With the extra time on his hands, Sonny catches up with his old, hard-partying pal Huck (played by Mark Wahlberg) for a wild weekend to celebrate his birthday.
It earned its stars Hart and Wahlberg their lowest ever Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score – just seven percent – while the audience score was a slightly higher 29 percent.
Over on IMDb it didn’t fare much better, sitting with a five out of 10.
Nonetheless, Me Time debuted on the streaming service as the second most watched title – beaten only by the new series Echoes – and was the most watched movie, racking up 59.2 million hours watched in its first three days on Netflix.
If you fancy finding out what it’s like for yourself, then Me Time is streaming on Netflix now.