Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have slammed Midnight in the Switchgrass by critics

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have slammed Midnight in the Switchgrass by critics

‘Despicable and Derivative’: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s Midnight at Switchgrass has been saved by critics…but some reviews praise their performance


A real-life couple who make a movie together rarely end well, and that seems to be the case for Megan Fox and her boyfriend, Machine Gun Kelly.

Fox and the rapper – real name Colson Baker – met at the start of midnight at Switchgrass in March of last year, and while it was for a passionate romance, the experience led to a poorly reviewed movie.

Excitement – about two FBI The agents investigating a series of seemingly related murders were blasted by critics on Thursday, leading to a dismal result of 17% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Ouch: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly from director Midnight in the Switchgrass has been attacked by critics

Ouch: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly from director Midnight in the Switchgrass has been attacked by critics

Fox, 35, and Baker, 31, skipped the movie’s premiere this week, which director Randall Emmett and his fiancé for Vanderpump Rules attended La La La Kent attended.

The rapper plays a pimp in an unacknowledged role, while Fox stars as FBI agent Rebecca Lombardi alongside Bruce Willis.

Ben Kenigsberg of the New York Times described the project as “dirty and derivative”, saying “obviously, no one even bothered to review the onscreen text.”

Role: The rapper plays a pimp in an uncredited role, while Fox stars as FBI agent Rebecca Lombardi alongside Bruce Willis.

The Role: The rapper plays a pimp in an uncredited role, while Fox stars as FBI agent Rebecca Lombardi alongside Bruce Willis.

The beginning of it all: Fox and the rapper - real name Colson Baker - met at the start of midnight at Switchgrass in March of last year

The beginning of it all: Fox and the rapper – real name Colson Baker – met at the start of midnight at Switchgrass in March of last year

No Shows: Fox, 35, and Baker, 31, skipped this week's premiere (filmed at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards in May this year)

No Shows: Fox, 35, and Baker, 31, skipped this week’s premiere (filmed at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards in May this year)

The review adds: “The atmosphere is totally drab without being special, and everything about the movie—the heartless line readings, half-baked back stories—exudes a succinct function.”

Mark Hanson of Slant Magazine gave the film zero stars, saying, “Randall Emmett’s debut is almost indistinguishable from the dozens of cheap on-demand thrillers he’s produced so far.”

The Hollywood Reporter called it “a director’s poorly planned and painfully acting debut” that “doesn’t come close to realizing even the slightest expectations.”

Red Carpet: Director Randall Emmett and fiancé La La Kent of Vanderpump Rules appeared at the film's Los Angeles premiere this week

Red Carpet: Director Randall Emmett and fiancé La La Kent appeared from Vanderpump Rules at the film’s Los Angeles premiere this week

However, the same review notes that one of the surprisingly good parts is the Machine Gun Kelly, who is ‘one of the most stable and invested’ in the cast.

The review added: ‘With such a star-backed lineup, one can reasonably expect some exciting acting, but some of the shows are of phone call quality – as if the actors didn’t want to be there.

screenwriter Tessa SmithDespite giving the film a one-star review, he praised Fox, saying, “Megan Fox is an outstanding performance on Bruce Willis, which was a complete shocker, but even that couldn’t save this movie.”

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