2009 Worst Movies
Worst 2012 Reviewed Movies
Based on third-party critic reviews.
- Old Dogs
5% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 107 reviews
"Its cast tries hard, but Old Dogs is a predictable, nearly witless attempt at physical comedy and moral uplift that misses the mark on both counts."
- Miss March
5% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 79 reviews
"Even by the modest standards of the teen sex comedy genre, the crass, poorly-madeMiss March misses the mark."
- All About Steve
6% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 127 reviews
"All About Steve is an oddly creepy, sour film, featuring a heroine so desperate and peculiar that audiences may be more likely to pity than root for her."
7% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 112 reviews
"Kate Beckinsale is as lovely as ever, and does her best with the material, but moribund pacing and an uninspired plot leave Whiteout in the cold."
- Post Grad
7% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 96 reviews
"A lightweight, unambitious comedy, Post Grad features fine actors that can do little with its middling, uninspiring script."
- My Life in Ruins
9% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 119 reviews
"With stereotypical characters and a shopworn plot, My Life in Ruins is a charmless romantic comedy."
- Bride Wars
10% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 141 reviews
"Bride Wars takes the already wearisome concept of battling bridezillas, and makes it thoroughly insufferable via a lazy script and wholly detestable characters."
- Couples Retreat
11% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 156 reviews
"Despite a talented cast and some reliably pleasant interplay between Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, Couples Retreat leaves viewers stranded in an arid, mirthless comedy."
- The Unborn
11% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 115 reviews
"David Goyer's Unborn is a tame genre effort with cheap thrills and scares that border on silliness."
- The Pink Panther 2
12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 131 reviews
"Underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags."
- Did You Hear About the Morgans?
12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 119 reviews
"It gets a certain amount of mileage out of the inherent likability of its stars, but with an unfunny script and a lack of onscreen chemistry, Did You Hear About the Morgans? falls flat."
- The Stepfather
12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 59 reviews
"This tepid remake of the 1987 cult classic lacks the tension and satirical undercurrents of the original."
- The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews
"A listless interpretation of Michael Chabon's first novel, Mysteries of Pittsburgh features none of the source material's charm, but has coming-of-age film cliches in abundance."
- The Ugly Truth
13% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 169 reviews
"Despite the best efforts of Butler and Heigl, The Ugly Truth suffers from a weak script that relies on romantic comedy formula, with little charm or comedic payoff."
- The Informers
13% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 104 reviews
"As miserable and insipid as its protagonists, The Informers fails to provide anything to think about after the sheen of fake blond is gone."
- Year One
14% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 167 reviews
"Year One is a poorly executed, slapdash comedy in which the talent both in front of and behind the camera never seem to be on the same page."
- I Love You Beth Cooper
14% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 115 reviews
"Heavily reliant on stereotypes and shallow teen comedy clichés, I Love You Beth Cooper is a humorless affair that fails to capture the charm of its source novel."
- Dragonball Evolution
14% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 56 reviews
"Executed with little panache or invention, Dragonball Evolution lacks the magic that made the books upon which it was based a cult sensation."
- The Other Man
15% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 40 reviews
"Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Other Man is talky, witless, and tension-free."
- Spinning Into Butter
15% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews
"Both leaden and stilted, Spinning into Butter is an unsubtle drama with stagy direction and lackluster dialogue."
- Crossing Over
16% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews
"Crossing Over is flagrant and heavy-handed about a situation that deserves more deliberate treatment, and joins its characters with coincidences that strain believability."
- An American Affair
16% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 38 reviews
"With a plot both undercooked and cliche riddled, An American Affair unsuccessfully mixes a coming-of-age story and a presidential conspiracy thriller."
- Love Happens
17% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews
"Love Happens is a dull, chemistry-free affair that under-utilizes its appealing leads."
- The Haunting in Connecticut
17% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 102 reviews
"Though it features a few scares and some creepy atmosphere, The Haunting in Connecticut ultimately relies too much on familiar horror cliches to achieve its goals."
- Dance Flick
18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 93 reviews
"Dance Flick scores a few laughs thanks to the Wayans brothers' exuberance, but it's ultimately a scattershot collection of gags without much direction."
- Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li
18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 65 reviews
"The combination of a shallow plot and miscast performers renders Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li a perfectly forgettable video game adaptation."
- The Mutant Chronicles
18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews
"Bad acting, poor CGI and clunky script mean this sci-fi thriller is lacking in all departments including the thrills."
- The Fourth Kind
19% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 111 reviews
"While it boasts a handful of shocks, The Fourth Kind is hokey and clumsy and makes its close encounters seem eerily mundane."
19% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 88 reviews
"The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable."
- Gentlemen Broncos
19% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 80 reviews
"Unselfconsciously juvenile and overwhelmingly quirky, Gentlemen Broncos offers a lot of potty humor but isn't terribly funny."
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
20% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 240 reviews
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a noisy, underplotted, and overlong special effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch."
20% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 reviews
"Despite Uma Thurman's comic skills, Motherhood's contrived set-ups and cliched jokes keep this comedy from delivering laughs -- or insights into modern parenting."
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 155 reviews
"Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject's life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart's accomplishments without exploring the soul of the woman."
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 122 reviews
"G-Force features manic action, but fails to come up with interesting characters or an inspired plot."
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews
"This Squeakquel may entertain the kiddies, but it's low on energy and heavily reliant on slapstick humor."
- Sorority Row
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 76 reviews
"Though it's slick and stylish, Sorority Row offers nothing new to the slasher genre and misses the mark both in its attempts at humor and thrills."
- Halloween II
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 72 reviews
"Zombie shows flashes of vision in the follow-up to his Halloween reboot, but they're smothered by mountains of gore and hackneyed, brutal violence."
- Next Day Air
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 68 reviews
"Rife with half-baked jokes and excessive violence, Next Day Air is an uninspired stoner comedy."
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 62 reviews
"Despite occasional detours into surprisingly dark territory, Spread overall is an ineffectual celebration of vacuous Los Angeles high life rather than a deconstruction of it."
- I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews
"I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell fails in its attempts at raunchy humor, and Tucker Max comes across so unlikable and outrageous that the film's inevitable story arc feels forced."
22% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 125 reviews
"The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted."
- Planet 51
22% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews
"Planet 51 squanders an interesting premise with an overly familiar storyline, stock characters, and humor that alternates between curious and potentially offensive."
- Fired Up
23% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 103 reviews
"Though not as raunchy or juvenile as the average teen comedy, Fired Up is also not as funny."
- The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
23% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 43 reviews
"This sequel to the cult favorite The Boondock Saints is more of the same -- unoriginal, absurd, violent, over-the-top, and occasionally mean-spirited."
- Little Ashes
24% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 68 reviews
"It has a beautiful cast, but Little Ashes suffers from an uneven tone and a surplus of unintentionally silly moments."
- Serious Moonlight
24% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews
"Serious Moonlight jumbles a comic tone with tragic circumstances and the result is confused performances from its stars."
- Friday the 13th
25% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 165 reviews
"Though technically well-constructed, Friday the 13th is a series rehash that features little to distinguish it from its predecessors."
- Confessions of a Shopaholic
25% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 159 reviews
"This middling romantic comedy underutilizes a talented cast and delivers muddled messages on materialism and conspicuous consumption."
- Law Abiding Citizen
25% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 155 reviews
"Unnecessarily violent and unflinchingly absurd, Law Abiding Citizen is plagued by subpar acting and a story that defies reason."
25% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 117 reviews
"Fame is ultimately undone by its choppy editing, its incomplete characterizations, and its apparent desire to appeal to the High School Musical generation."
- Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
25% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 76 reviews
"Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience should please the brothers' adoring followers, but for non-converts, this concert film is largely flat and unenlightening."
- Land of the Lost
26% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 186 reviews
"Only loosely based on the original TV series, Land of the Lost is decidedly less kid-friendly and feels more like a series of inconsistent sketches than a cohesive adventure comedy."
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
26% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 139 reviews
"A retread of A Christmas Carol, featuring Matthew McConaughey in a retread of his Dazed and Confused role, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past lacks originality, humor, and any semblance of charm."
- Ninja Assassin
26% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 112 reviews
"Overly serious and incomprehensibly edited, Ninja Assassin fails to live up to the promise of its title."
- The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
26% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 100 reviews
"Despite the talent in front of and behind the camera, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard largely misfires, proving a squandered opportunity for all involved."
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon
27% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 219 reviews
"The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length."
- Fast & Furious
27% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 172 reviews
"While Fast and Furious features the requisite action and stunts, the filmmakers have failed to provide a competent story or compelling characters."
- New in Town
28% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 165 reviews
"Cliched and short on charm, New In Town is a pat genre exercise that fails to bring the necessary heat to its Minnesota setting."
28% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 80 reviews
"While it might prove somewhat satisfying for devout sci-fi fans, Pandorum's bloated, derivative plot ultimately leaves it drifting in space."
- The Final Destination
29% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 95 reviews
"With little of the ingenuity of previous installments, The Final Destination is predictable, disposable horror fare."
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- Gambit changed the U.S. film release date from December, 2013 to October 12, 2013
- Downloaded changed the U.S. film release date from TBA to June 21, 2013
- Dear Eleanor changed the U.S. film release date from TBA to TBA 2014
- Oculus changed the U.S. film release date from TBA to TBA 2014
- OldBoy changed the U.S. film release date from October 11, 2013 to October 25, 2013
- The Hangover Part III
- Fast & Furious 6
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