Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman has been torched online for demanding a refund after seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s new filmOld’.

Critics have been divided over the movie, about a group of individuals who find themselves ageing rapidly on a beach, with Rolling Stone and The Times giving it three stars and The Guardian giving it full marks.

However, Barrowman appeared to be more closely aligned with the two-star reviews of The Telegraph and Digital Spy, after he posted a video on Twitter slating the thriller.

“We just came back from the movies. We saw Old – M. Night Shyamalan – and it was sh****. Utter s****,” he announced in the clip, shared with his half a million followers.

“So bad, I got up, asked for our money back, and what did I get? … I got the money back, because they said: ‘Usually within the first 30 minutes we give the money back.’

“The movie didn’t do anything for two fricking hours. It was s****,” he said.

Responding to his husband Scott Gill’s more measured assessment that it was “an endurance”, Barrowman added that it was “an endurance we’ll never get back”.

“Two hours of our life. It was s***. Don’t bother going to go see it,” he concluded.

Barrowman was promptly criticised and mocked by Twitter users, who described his comments as “embarrassing” and “mean-spirited”:

Others called out the actor for addressing Shyamalan directly in his criticism:

The backlash is the latest incident where Barrowman has come under fire, after he recently admitted to “tomfoolery” on the set of Doctor Who.

In a resurfaced clip from a fan convention, disgraced co-starNoel Clarke alleged that Barrowman “took his d*** out every five minutes”.

When Clarke asked fellow actress Camille Coduri if she remembered when “he put [his penis] on your shoulder in the makeup truck”, the star replied: “Yes, I do.”

In a statement responding to the allegations, Barrowman told The Guardian that his “high-spirited behaviour” was “only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage”.

“With the benefit of hindsight, I understand that upset may have been caused by exuberant behaviour and I have apologised for this previously.

“Since my apology in November 2008, my understanding and behaviour have also changed,” he said.

The Independent has approached a representative of M. Night Shyamalan for comment.

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