Sylvester Stallone has stated that it was the worst movie he ever starred in, and that he regretted making the film. We’re talking about Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, a 1992 American buddy cop comedy starring “Sly” and Estelle Getty.
Both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert disliked the film, giving it a thumbs down, with Ebert claiming it to have been “one of the worst movies he’d ever seen”. But he wasn’t the only one; Stallone hated it too:
Maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen.” (…) “A flatworm could write a better script.
And he didn’t stop there:
In some countries – China, I believe – running [the movie] once a week on government television has lowered the birth rate to zero. If they ran it twice a week, I believe in twenty years China would be extinct.
Yes, we can tell he thinks it’s more than awful. Still, despite the poor reviews, the film was somewhat successful at the box office, particularly overseas, and audiences polled by CinemaScore gave it an average grade of B+ on an A+ to F scale.