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Baywatch Movie Reviews Are in, and They're Not Great

1 hour ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The first big-screen Baywatch film has failed to make a splash with most movie critics. The movie, set for release Friday, stars Dwayne Johnson as head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, a role David Hasselhoff played on the hit syndicated series, while Zac Efron portrays colleague Matt Brody. The film also features Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra. Meanwhile, Hasselhoff and fellow past original star Pamela Anderson also make appearances. But the eye candy and the nostalgia was not enough for many. Here are five reviews from top critics. 1. The New York Post's Reed Tucker gives Baywatch 1 and 1/2 out of 4 stars, writing »

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‘Baywatch’ Trailer Retooled to Look Like Original Intro for 90s TV Series (Exclusive Video)

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Watch parts of the “Baywatch” movie trailers spliced together to look like the original opening sequence from the famous 1990’s TV series in an exclusive video obtained by TheWrap. The design staff at Thunderbombsurf.com took clips from several of the “Baywatch” movie trailers and edited them into the same format as the 90s television opening credits, complete with bad WordArt and the classic theme song. The original TV series ran from 1989 to 2001 and quickly become a cult phenomenon. The series starred David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Michael Newman, Jeremy Jackson and Chris Fiore. The long-running show followed the adventures of. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Second Opinion – Baywatch (2017)

2 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Baywatch, 2017.

Directed by Seth Gordon.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hannibal Buress, Rob Huebel, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.


Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Whatever cause for concern that a Baywatch film would have to be heavily sanitized to work in a modern-day politically correct climate (one that is consistently taking steps forward in desexualizing cinematic women in an effort to level the playing field with their male counterparts across all genres) should be washed away. However, that does not mean this reboot of the fairly popular television series (most known for launching the acting career of Pamela Anderson and regularly showing off a gratuitous amount of beautiful slow-motion running, boob-bouncing ladies) is some exceptional comedy »

- Robert Kojder

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'Baywatch' Review: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron's Raunchy Reboot Is Made for Bros

4 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Watching Baywatch, the R-rated reboot of the long-running '90s primetime soap, I finally understood how doctors and lawyers must feel when they watch TV, how difficult it is to focus on plot when your chosen profession is being depicted wildly irresponsibly. Having guarded lives throughout my teenage years, I must ask: are any of these people even CPR certified?! (Dead bodies do occasionally just wash ashore, though. That is true.)

Anyway, Baywatch revolves around "Lieutenant" Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson, taking on David Hasselhoff's small screen namesake), a lifeguard so proficient at his job that he knows when an accident is going to happen before it even happens, and his newest trainee: Matt Brody (Zac Efron playing, essentially, Ryan Lochte, had he attempted to rehabilitate his post-Olympics image by lifeguarding instead of Dancing With the Stars).

Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson Reveals What It's Like to Kiss Zac Efron, Addresses 2020 Presidential Run Remarks

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Beach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac Efron

6 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac EfronBeach Boy: Interview with Baywatch's Zac EfronBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine5/24/2017 10:27:00 Am

Baywatch was the most popular internationally syndicated TV series of the 1990s. And even though the drama about Southern California lifeguards often unfolded like self-parody — its appeal rested mainly on a swimsuit-clad Pamela Anderson running down the beach in slow motion and David Hasselhoff’s questionable emoting — it took itself as seriously as a show based on eye candy could.

This year’s movie version of Baywatch knows better than to do that. It’s consciously a comedy (the director, Seth Gordon, has given us Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses and TV’s The Goldbergs). And according to Zac Efron, one of the film’s stars, there are numerous other improvements.

“The movie has a little more to it,” Efron, 29, says during a chat on the Universal Studios backlot just outside Los Angeles. »

- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine

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'Baywatch' Review: Bring on the Beach Bods, Boobs and Bodily Fluids

6 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There's a point in this big-screen version of the ultra-cheesy beef- and cheesecake Nineties TV show in which Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron both play with a dead guy's dick and nutsack. We could not make this up if we tried. No one, including original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, ever toyed with floppy genitalia, at least not onscreen. But that was then. The new, anatomically correct Baywatch is rated R. How else could you distinguish it from the softcore tide of hot lifeguards, all running down »

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The Cannes de Grisogono Party Hosted All of Your 2006 Faves

6 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Cannes Film Festival red carpet has been a veritable who’s who of A-list actors, supermodels, and all-around It-Girls and of course the trunks full of haute couture gowns and multi-million dollar diamonds that come with them. But it’s not only the world-renown silver screen stars and magazine cover girls who are hitting up the cinema-centric festivities, it’s also a whole array of your favorite early aughts stars. People like Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Lindsay Lohan, and Mischa Barton all made appearances on the Riviera in honor of the annual de Grisogono ‘Love On The Rocks’ party »

- Emily Kirkpatrick

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Review: ‘Baywatch’ Drowns in Easy Jokes and Lazy Plotting

11 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Blame it on 21 Jump Street. In 2012, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller rebooted a silly, cult television series with a clever wink. It was a hit that spawned a hit sequel. Now we have Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon, a not-so-clever adaptation of an ultra-silly television series that got popular in the 90s. Dwayne Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, the studly leader of Baywatch, the world’s most elite lifeguard crew. Filling out his batch of loyal Baywatch-ers are Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera), Cj Parker (Kelly Rohrbach), Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario), Ronnie (Jon Bass) and Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympian forced to fulfill his community service with the team.

There are drugs on the beach and it’s on Mitch and co. to get to the bottom of things. But, also not really. It’s actually a job for the police, as the screenplay (from, take a deep breath, »

- Dan Mecca

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Movie Review: Baywatch is even emptier than its source material

17 hours ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Nobody cares about Baywatch. With the exception of David Hasselhoff, Eastern European villages where it still runs in syndication, or Yasmine Bleeth’s lawyer, no one particularly harbors a lingering appreciation for the series that nevertheless lasted 11 seasons, spanning the entirety of the 1990s, yet leaving next to no cultural impact besides its unaccountable global popularity. When Baywatch is remembered at all, it’s for the most superficial of signifiers: Playboy Playmates in red swimsuits running in slow motion across sandy beaches, either toward or away from Hasselhoff’s hairy torso. There are no lasting, iconic characters, no memorable episodes fondly recalled. Baywatch is the rare work of pop culture that was already an empty, kitschy joke as it aired.

In many ways, this should work to the advantage of Seth Gordon’s Baywatch, a film inspired by the TV series and, more specifically, by those vague vestiges of ...


- Sean O'Neal

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‘Baywatch’ Review Round-Up: The Action Comedy Can’t Save Itself From Drowning

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s time for the second big studio comedy of the summer to hit theaters in the form of Baywatch, the big screen adaptation of the popular TV series from the 1990s that starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Hitting the beach are Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as a couple of musclehead lifeguards who get […]

The post ‘Baywatch’ Review Round-Up: The Action Comedy Can’t Save Itself From Drowning appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Baywatch’ Critical Roundup

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The reviews are in for “Baywatch,” which opens in theaters this Thursday, May 25. Seth Gordon’s feature film remake of the iconic ’90s series about a group of very hot lifeguards stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as devoted rescuer Mitch Buchannon (the role played by David Hasselhoff in the original series), who has a really hard time with a reckless new recruit named Matt Brody (Zac Efron). Priyanka Chopra co-stars as the villainous vixen, Victoria Leeds, Alexandra Daddario is Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera is Stephanie and Kelly Rohrbach takes on the role of C.J. Parker (originally played by Pamela Anderson).

In her B- review for the film for IndieWire, Judy Dry describes it as “a splashy summer hit full of dick jokes,” adding that “something about the blow-up floaties, the water rescues, and the red suits just screams summer blockbuster. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Baywatch’ Gets Drowned by Critics: ‘Not Even Dwayne Johnson Can Save It’

23 May 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Not even the presence of frontman Dwayne Johnson could save “Baywatch” from getting panned by critics. Seth Gordon’s R-Rated comedy, which is based on the hit ’90s TV series of the same name and stars The Rock as David Hasselhoff’s Mitch Buchannon, has an 11 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes after early reviews came in on Tuesday. Reviewers singled out the film’s weak humor as a particular point of criticism while also noting that the movie seems to completely ignore what made “Baywatch” a hit. TheWrap’s Alonso Duralde also noted that the film’s raunchy jokes clashed »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Baywatch Movie Review: A Riptide of Lousy Jokes and Beautiful Bodies

23 May 2017 12:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Break out the sunscreen. The buff and bouncy lifeguards of Emerald Bay hit the big screen in a goofball adaptation of the 90's TV series. Baywatch embraces its trite source material with gusto. Hamming up the absurdity, but failing to deliver consistent laughs throughout. There are a few humorous moments that earn the R-rating. Unfortunately the vast majority of edgy content is the cast dropping F-bombs. Baywatch has the expected eye-candy, but is not clever or well made. It does not reach the level of 21 Jump Street or Chips.

Dwayne Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, the overzealous team leader of a renowned lifeguard squad. He's got three new recruits, Ronnie (Jon Bass), a nerdy It guy obsessed with the statuesque blonde C.J. (Kelly Rohrbach); Summer (Alexandra Daddario), a sarcastic surfer, and Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympic swimmer on probation. Brody does not fit into the gung-ho, crime-solving mentality of the team. »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson for President? His 'Baywatch' Co-Stars Weigh In!

23 May 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following Dwayne Johnson’s “official” announcement for a presidential run during his host monologue on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Et decided to take a look at how much support the actor would have in Hollywood, and who better to ask than his Baywatch co-stars?

"In the past, I never would have considered running for president. I didn't think I was qualified at all," Johnson shared after announcing Tom Hanks as his running mate. "But now I'm actually worried I'm too qualified."

Watch: Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks Announce 2020 Presidential Ticket in 'SNL' Season Finale Monologue

While catching up with the cast of Baywatch at a New York screening last night, we wanted to know, can Johnson count on their votes?

“I would absolutely vote for him,” Zac Efron answered without hesitation.

“I just want to talk to him when he’s in the Oval Office and just shoot the s**t and see »

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Watch: Priyanka Chopra aces the perfect slo-mo Baywatch run

23 May 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Global star Priyanka Chopra is definitely flying with her Hollywood success. The actress is now gearing up for her Hollywood debut on the big screen with the movie version of Baywatch. The film is a modern take on the 80s TV show, Baywatch which starred Pamela Anderson and David Hasselholf. The TV show was knownRead More

The post Watch: Priyanka Chopra aces the perfect slo-mo Baywatch run appeared first on Bollywood Hungama. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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7 Things the New Baywatch Swimsuits Reveal About the Movie

23 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A swimsuit is to Baywatch, as a national flag is to a country.   The red-hot bathing suit has become an iconic identifier of the popular '90s TV series that one only need to see a mere flash of it to remember Pamela Anderson running on the beach or David Hasselhoff doing things only The Hoff could do.  So, when it came to the 2017 reboot of the classic TV show, how did costume designer Dayna Pink modernize such a recognizable piece without losing its original essence? This conundrum is exactly why the pro, who also worked on Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Hot Tub Time Machine, took the job. "That bathing suit is so iconic. What costume designer wouldn't do it?" said the pro, who had to »

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Film Review: ‘Baywatch’

23 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, is a stupidly entertaining trash folly, the kind that could only be made today: an obscenity-and-insult-laced, aggressively “competent” adaptation of a 25-year-old TV show that manages to repackage every aspect of the series except, perhaps, the reason it was popular in the first place. And what was that reason? If Rodney Dangerfield were around, he might say, “There were two reasons!” But actually there’s a bit more to it.

Baywatch,” which premiered at the tail-end of the 1980s (and stumbled out of the gate, becoming a hit in syndication the way “Star Trek” did), was a muscle-beach soap opera that anticipated the sexy-youth-kitsch-for-adults appeal of “Beverly Hills 90210.” It was also an L.A. crime series where the law enforcers wore spandex swimwear; a cheeseball star vehicle that revamped the camp-stud Ken-doll mystique of the former “Knight Rider” hero David Hasselhoff; and, yes, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Baywatch’ Review: The Rock and Zac Efron Deliver A Splashy Summer Hit Full of Dick Jokes

23 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You have to hand it to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The man knows how to have a good time. Through an elaborate fireworks display used to blow off a human foot, or an “American Ninja Warrior”-style standoff with a veiny Zac Efron (he wins), the Rock commands a movie screen with a tranquil sheen that’s as smooth and shiny as the skin on his head. Taking over for David Hasselhoff as lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, he is comfortable commandeering jet-skis, diving into ocean fires, and bulldozing bad guys without breaking a sweat.

Read More: ‘Baywatch’ Super Bowl Trailer: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron Save Lives and Fight Crime

Rebooted and remade, TV-to feature projects can range from the funny “21 Jump Street” to the offensively unfunny “Chips.” With its strong ensemble, quick pace, and equal opportunity eye candy, “Baywatch” tips the scales heavily toward the former. If it weren’t »

- Jude Dry

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Baywatch Review

23 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Here’s my knee-jerk reaction to Seth Gordon’s Baywatch reboot: “This cast is onto something!” Dwayne Johnson is so passionate about playing Mitch Buchannon (in David Hasselhoff’s wake), down to his deranged insistence that lifeguards are deputized beach police. You’ll find laughs, zaniness and plenty of signature slow-motion jiggling, but it’s buried under a burdensome two-hour procedural.

Back-to-back scenes often feel like they’re penned by two wholly different writing teams, as Gordon wrestles with tonal ambiguity like flailing octopus tentacles. Wrapped around one arm are repetitive genitalia “jokes,” while straight-faced seriousness binds the other. Either way Gordon pulls, the other side snaps right back. This just ain’t the 21-Jump-Street-at-sea everyone dreamed of, unfortunately.

We meet Johnson’s Lieutenant Buchannon as Baywatch prepares for another year of tryouts. Hopeful lifeguards like star-cadet Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) and big dreamer Ronnie Greenbaum (Jon Bass) compete for »

- Matt Donato

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Et Obsessions: 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' Shakira, 'Baywatch' and 'Game of Thrones' Beer

22 May 2017 7:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of May 22 to May 28, this is what we're most excited about:

Why We're Obsessed With 'Game of Thrones' Beer

We've got a cold beer for you Game of Thrones fans -- Brewery Ommegang has partnered with HBO to craft a new beer as fans await the epic premiere of season 7 in early July. Bend the Knee Golden Ale will be available on draft and in a series of three collectible 750ml bottles, all finished in matte black and adorned with one of the three Great House sigils: Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister. "With this next Game of Thrones-inspired release, we wanted a beer and a pack that was fit for a king… or a queen," said Brewery Ommegang President, Doug Campbell. The wildflower honey-brewed drink will be a perfect way to kick off the summer with a mixture of "maltiness »

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