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Peter Farrelly aims Twitter tirade at reviewers who slammed star-studded gross-out comedy as 'the Citizen Kane of awful'

It has been dubbed the worst film of all time and "the Citizen Kane of awful" by critics. In fact, so unimpressed was director Peter Farrelly with the reaction to his new film Movie 43 that he took to Twitter at the weekend to warn reviewers to "lighten up" and "back off".

"To the critics: Movie 43 is not the end of the world. It's just a $6-million movie where we tried to do something different. Now back off," wrote Farrelly under the Farrelly Bros handle he shares with brother Bobby, with whom he co-wrote hit comedies such as There's Something About Mary and Stuck On You. "To the critics: You always complain that Hollywood never gives you new stuff, and then when you get it, you flip out," he added in a separate 140-character missive. »

- Ben Child

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