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2012 Worst Movies

Based on third-party critic ratings, the worst reviewed 2012 movie releases.


  1. A Thousand Words
    0% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews
    "Dated jokes (A Thousand Words was shot in 2008) and removing Eddie Murphy's voice -- his greatest comedic asset -- dooms this painful mess from the start."
  2. One for the Money
    2% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 53 reviews
    "Dull and unfunny, One For the Money wastes Katherine Heigl's talents on a stunningly generic comic thriller."
  3. Playing for Keeps
    4% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 85 reviews
    "Witless, unfocused, and arguably misogynistic, Playing for Keeps is a dispiriting, lowest-common-denominator Hollywood rom-com."
  4. The Apparition
    4% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 55 reviews
    "The Apparition fails to offer anything original, isn't particularly scary, and offers so little in the way of dramatic momentum that it's more likely to put you to sleep than thrill you."
  5. A Little Bit of Heaven
    4% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews
  6. Silent Hill: Revelations 3D
    5% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 55 reviews
    "Mediocre effort even by the standards of video game adaptations, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D features weak characters and an incomprehensible plot with a shortage of scares."
  7. The Cold Light of Day
    5% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews
  8. The Devil Inside
    6% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 80 reviews
    "The Devil Inside is a cheap, choppy unscary mess, featuring one of the worst endings in recent memory."
  9. The Babymakers
    8% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews
    "The Babymakers mistakes raunch for humor and, despite a few sporadic laughs, wastes its otherwise capable cast on gross-out gags and misfired one-liners."
  10. House at the End of the Street
    10% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 58 reviews
    "Poorly conceived, clumsily executed, and almost completely bereft of scares, House at the End of the Street strands its talented star in a film as bland as its title."
  11. Gone
    11% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 62 reviews
  12. Red Dawn
    12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 132 reviews
    "The rebooted Red Dawn lacks the original's topicality, but at least pays tribute in delivering the same short shrift to character development and general logic."
  13. Alex Cross
    12% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 119 reviews
    "Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox do their best, but they're trampled by Rob Cohen's frustrating direction and a tasteless, lazily written screenplay."
  14. Piranha 3DD
    13% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 48 reviews
    "It strains to up the gore and self-awareness of it predecessor, and -- despite some game celebrity cameos -- the result is a dispiriting echo of 2010's horror-comedy."
  15. Moth Diaries
    15% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 39 reviews
  16. The Watch
    17% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 154 reviews
    "The Watch uneasily mixes sci-fi elements with gross-out gags and strands its talented cast with a script that favors vulgarity over wit at nearly every turn."
  17. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
    18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 113 reviews
    "With a weak script, uneven CG work, and a Nic Cage performance so predictably loony it's no longer amusing, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance aims to be trashy fun but ends up as plain trash."
  18. Parental Guidance
    18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 84 reviews
    "Parental Guidance is sweet but milquetoast, an inoffensive trifle that's blandly predictable."
  19. For Greater Glory
    18% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 45 reviews
    "It has laudable aspirations, but For Greater Glory ultimately fails to fulfill its goals due to an overstuffed script, thinly written characters, and an overly simplified dramatization of historical events."
  20. Chernobyl Diaries
    19% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 85 reviews
    "Despite an interesting premise and spooky atmospherics, Chernobyl Diaries is mostly short on suspense and originality."
  21. Lay the Favorite
    19% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 47 reviews
  22. The Lucky One
    20% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 141 reviews
    "While it provides the requisite amount of escapist melodrama, The Lucky One ultimately relies on too many schmaltzy clich├ęs to appeal to anyone not already familiar with the Nicholas Sparks formula."
  23. That's My Boy
    20% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 113 reviews
    "While it does represent a new foray into raunch for the normally PG-13 Sandler, That's My Boy finds him repeating himself to diminishing effect - and dragging Andy Samberg down with him."
  24. Taken 2
    21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 162 reviews
    "Taken 2 is largely bereft of the kinetic thrills -- and surprises -- that made the original a hit."
  25. 360
    21% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 73 reviews

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