Rotten Tomatoes isn’t just for individual movies. You can also look up actors and directors and get a good overview of how their work has fared over the years. In the case of Tim Burton, doing so reveals he didn’t even direct his highest-rated film, which should go some way towards letting you know how seriously to take any of this. Similarly, for Donald Sutherland, Rotten Tomatoes‘ ranking of the man’s work shows that one of his highest-rated efforts was a short film for which he provided the voiceover — yep, “Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia.”

But surely the esteemed star of such cinematic marvels as “Don’t Look Now” would not want his legacy to be defined by taking “an in-depth look at the world of some of the largest dinosaurs.” Fortunately, RT has also bestowed the hallowed 100% rating on a further two of his movies. Unfortunately, those movies are “Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors” and “Path To War.” The former is a 1965 British anthology horror film in which Sutherland appears during the “Vampire” section as a doctor who’s forced to stake his French bride after finding out she’s a bloodthirsty creature of the night. The latter is a 2002 HBO TV movie which features Sutherland as presidential advisor Clark M. Clifford in what RT states is a “dramatization of the decision-making behind the Johnson administration’s escalation of the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s.” (No, shockingly, I have not seen “Path to War.”)

Meanwhile, the enduringly brilliant and indelibly disturbing “Don’t Look Now” currently enjoys a 93% rating. So what on earth is going on in a world where a truly artful Giallo-infused horror classic is ranked lower than a short film featuring awkwardly-animated low-res CGI T-Rexes?



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