This a list of movies where the critic's ratings are lower than both the RT audience ratings and the IMDB audience ratings. Sorted from worst critic rating to best.

Den of Thieves (2018) 76,67,14,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 40%

Den of Thieves pays energetic homage to classic heist thrillers of the past; unfortunately, it never comes close to living up to its obvious inspirations.



Venom (2018) 81,99,3,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 29%

Venom's first standalone movie turns out to be like the comics character in all the wrong ways - chaotic, noisy, and in desperate need of a stronger attachment to Spider-Man.



The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017) 63,72,2,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 12%

After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown.



A Dog's Purpose (2017) 76,94,7,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 34%

A Dog's Purpose offers an awkward blend of sugary sentiment and canine suffering that tugs at animal-loving audiences' heartstrings with shameless abandon.



The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) 73,83,15,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 40%

The Hitman's Bodyguard coasts on Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds' banter -- but doesn't get enough mileage to power past an overabundance of action-comedy clichés.



King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) 68,84,5,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 31%

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword piles mounds of modern action flash on an age-old tale -- and wipes out much of what made it a classic story in the first place.



Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) 68,76,18,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 52%

Kingsman: The Golden Circle offers more of everything that made its predecessor so much fun, but lacks the original's wild creative spark.



Warcraft (2016) 73,99,1,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 27%

Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they -- and director Duncan Jones' distinctive gifts -- are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.



Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) 79,68,22,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 30%

With Vincent D'Onofrio and Brazilian musical star Seu Jorge.



Free State of Jones (2016) 71,74,21,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 45%

Free State of Jones has the noblest of intentions, but they aren't enough to make up for its stilted treatment of a fascinating real-life story.



Passengers (2016) 79,65,10,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 30%

Passengers proves Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence work well together -- and that even their chemistry isn't enough to overcome a fatally flawed story.



Leap! (2016) 63,70,12,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 37%

From its bland story to its unremarkable animation, Leap! does little to distinguish itself from a long list of like-minded -- and superior -- family-friendly alternatives.



Me Before You (2016) 92,90,29,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 56%

Me Before You benefits from Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin's alluring chemistry, although it isn't enough to compensate for its clumsy treatment of a sensitive subject.



Mr. Church (2016) 92,94,17,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 24%

Set 1965 Los Angeles, Mr. Church begins with a stranger arriving on the doorstep of 10-year-old CHARLOTTE "CHARLIE" BRODY and her single mother MARIE BRODY (40), who is battling breast cancer.



Miracles from Heaven (2016) 76,98,12,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 43%

Miracles from Heaven makes the most out of an outstanding performance from Jennifer Garner, but it isn't quite enough to keep this faith-based drama from preaching to the choir.



Collateral Beauty (2016) 67,74,0,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 13%

Well-meaning but fundamentally flawed, Collateral Beauty aims for uplift but collapses in unintentional hilarity.



Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) 63,79,27,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 11%

King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive.



The Wedding Ringer (2015) 61,76,2,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 27%

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad might be two great comedians that go great together, but there's little evidence of it on display in The Wedding Ringer.



The Age of Adaline (2015) 86,84,25,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 56%

The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.



No Escape (2015) 67,63,9,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 45%

No Escape's talented cast and taut B-movie thrills are unfortunately offset by its one-dimensional characters and uncomfortably retrograde worldview.



Little Boy (2015) 87,96,7,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 23%

Well-meaning but manipulative on a horrifically misguided scale, Little Boy is the rare faith-based film that many viewers may find legitimately offensive.



The 33 (2015) 70,62,25,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 59%, RT Critics: 46%

The 33 offers an appropriately inspirational account of real-life heroism, but its stirring story and solid performances are undermined by a flawed focus and an overreliance on formula.



Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) 61,86,20,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 55%

Hotel Transylvania 2 is marginally better than the original, which may or may not be enough of a recommendation to watch 89 minutes of corny, colorfully animated gags from Adam Sandler and company.



The Longest Ride (2015) 81,90,3,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 29%

The Longest Ride is less manipulative than the average Nicholas Sparks film, but it's still saccharine and hopelessly contrived -- not that it'll matter to the target audience.



Max (2015) 64,89,8,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 36%

Max has good intentions and tries to hearken back to classic family-friendly features, but its disjointed, manipulative plot overwhelms the efforts of its talented human and canine stars.



My All-American (2015) 72,90,13,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 33%

My All American has a genuinely moving real-life story to tell, but writer-director Angelo Pizzo fumbles it into manipulative, melodramatic tearjerker territory.



Colonia (2015) 80,60,5,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 60%, RT Critics: 26%

A young woman's (Emma Watson) desperate search for her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Bruhl) that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, an ex-Nazi cult that nobody ever escaped from.



If I Stay (2014) 67,76,11,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 35%

Although Chloë Grace Moretz gives it her all and the story adds an intriguing supernatural twist to its melodramatic YA framework, If I Stay is ultimately more manipulative than moving.



Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) 76,62,6,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 37%

Simon Pegg remains as charming as ever, but Hector and the Search for Happiness drowns his appeal in schmaltz.



Love, Rosie (2014) 86,71,10,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 30%

Lilly Collins and Sam Claflin are appealing, and they give it their all, but they're undone by Love, Rosie's silly, clichéd storyline.



Divergent (2014) 62,93,21,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 41%

With an adherence to YA formula that undercuts its individualistic message, Divergent opens its planned trilogy in disappointingly predictable fashion.



The Judge (2014) 92,91,29,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 47%

Solidly cast and beautifully filmed but thoroughly clichéd, The Judge seems destined to preside over a large jurisdiction of the basic cable afternoon-viewing circuit.



The Best of Me (2014) 61,64,0,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 59%, RT Critics: 9%

At nine films and counting, the line between Nicholas Sparks film fans and detractors is clear, and The Best of Me will change few minds on either side of the divide.



Wish I Was Here (2014) 60,63,19,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 59%, RT Critics: 45%

There's no denying Wish I Was Here is heartfelt, but it covers narrative ground that's already been well trod -- particularly by director Zach Braff's previous features.



The Road Within (2014) 75,61,28,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 38%

These unlikely companions, with clashing personalities, find themselves on a three-day journey, making for hilarious antics and unexpected new friendships.



One Chance (2013) 62,71,29,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 62%

Predictable and sentimental, yet thoroughly agreeable, One Chance is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser that achieves its admittedly modest goals.



Safe Haven (2013) 61,86,0,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 12%

Schmaltzy, predictable, and melodramatic, Safe Haven also suffers from a ludicrous plot twist, making for a particularly ignominious Nicholas Sparks adaptation.



We're the Millers (2013) 79,93,25,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 47%

We're the Millers squanders its potential with an uneven, lazily assembled story..



Odd Thomas (2013) 71,72,25,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 36%

Anton Yelchin is the right man for the title role, but Odd Thomas suffers from a jumbled tone.



The Call (2013) 61,85,16,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 45%

The Call builds plenty of suspense before taking a problematic turn in the third act.



Hotel Transylvania (2012) 83,93,19,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 44%

Hotel Transylvania's buoyant, giddy tone may please children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly-scripted for older audiences.



Twice Born (2012) 85,69,12,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 17%

With the Winter Olympics fast approaching, Gemma (Penelope Cruz) was in Bosnia when she fell in love with dashing American photographer Diego (Emile Hirsch).



American Reunion (2012) 62,78,15,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 44%

It'll provide sweetly nostalgic comfort food for fans of the franchise, but American Reunion fails to do anything truly new or interesting -- or even very funny -- with the characters.



The Vow (2012) 68,78,11,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 31%

Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams do their best with what they're given, but The Vow is too shallow and familiar to satisfy the discriminating date-night filmgoer.



Chasing Mavericks (2012) 82,89,11,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 31%

It's sweet, gentle, and affably modest, but Chasing Mavericks is ultimately pulled under by an unconvincing script and a puzzling lack of energy.



Project X (2012) 62,66,1,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 28%

Unoriginal, unfunny, and all-around unattractive, Project X mines the depths of the teen movie and found-footage genres for 87 minutes of predictably mean-spirited debauchery.



Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) 60,63,24,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 58%, RT Critics: 44%

From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away.



The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) 72,67,19,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 30%

He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door-an attractive single mom (Madsen) and her young daughters-who help him find inspiration again.



Now Is Good (2012) 83,72,26,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 55%

Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what a normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs.



Trouble with the Curve (2012) 66,76,29,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 50%

Though predictable and somewhat dramatically underwhelming, Trouble with the Curve benefits from Clint Eastwood's grizzled charisma and his easy chemistry with a charming Amy Adams.



Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) 72,65,29,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 45%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a story worth telling, but it deserves better than the treacly and pretentious treatment director Stephen Daldry gives it.



The Flowers of War (2011) 94,84,29,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 42%

As the invading Japanese Imperial Army overruns China's capital city, desperate civilians seek refuge behind the nominally protective walls of a western cathedral.



Machine Gun Preacher (2011) 66,63,9,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 28%

There's a complex man at the center of Machine Gun Preacher but the movie is too shapeless and emotionally vacant to bring his story to life.



Soul Surfer (2011) 80,95,23,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 45%

There's an amazing true story at the heart of Soul Surfer -- and unfortunately, it's drowned by waves of Hollywood cheese.



My Way (2011) 91,78,24,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 21%

Jun-shik works on a Korean farm owned by Tatsuo's grandfather.



Courageous (2011) 72,99,24,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 33%

While the filmmaking is fairly competent, Courageous is overall worthless to anybody who doesn't subscribe to its dogmatic agenda.



October Baby (2011) 60,98,8,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 22%

Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth.



The Lady (2011) 73,61,19,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 34%

The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris.



The A-Team (2010) 68,78,21,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 47%

The A-Team assembles a top-rate cast only to ditch the show's appealingly silly premise for explosive yet muddled blockbuster filmmaking.



Notorious (2009) 60,66,29,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 51%

A biopic that lacks the luster of its subject, Notorious is generic rise-and-fall fare that still functions as a primer for those less familiar with the work and life of the hip hop icon.



The Perfect Game (2009) 63,83,28,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 56%

It's bogged down with an unfocused script and countless sports movie cliches, but The Perfect Game still manages to charm with its unabashed sweetness and a stirring final act.



Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) 78,79,22,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 46%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs boasts some excellent animation -- in particular, the dinosaurs are wonderfully realized -- but its story is tired and monotonous.



Law Abiding Citizen (2009) 92,98,2,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 25%

Unnecessarily violent and unflinchingly absurd, Law Abiding Citizen is plagued by subpar acting and a story that defies reason.



To Save a Life (2009) 69,97,20,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 36%

No hope.



Bodyguards and Assassins (2009) 60,66,28,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 60%

Donnie Yen and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905.



21 (2008) 68,79,15,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 35%

21 could have been a fascinating study had it not supplanted the true story on which it is based with mundane melodrama.



Seven Pounds (2008) 96,79,4,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 26%

Grim and morose, Seven Pounds is also undone by an illogical plot.



Step Brothers (2008) 74,79,25,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 54%

The relentless immaturity of the humor is not a total handicap for this film, which features the consistently well-matched talents of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.



Forever Strong (2008) 77,91,20,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 28%

Arielle Kebbel and Sean Astin co-star.



Yes Man (2008) 68,78,18,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 46%

Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.



Trade (2007) 86,75,12,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 31%

With an exploitative style that seems more suited for TV shows like CSI, Trade's message about the reality of child exploitation is easily lost.



Martian Child (2007) 64,86,12,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 33%

Despite some charms, overt emotional manipulation and an inconsistent tone prevents Martian Child from being the heartfelt dramedy it aspires to be.



Music Within (2007) 78,81,23,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 33%

Music Within is a well-intentioned but pedestrian production of a story that deserves better treatment.



August Rush (2007) 94,97,7,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 36%

Though featuring a talented cast, August Rush cannot overcome the flimsy direction and schmaltzy plot.



P.S. I Love You (2007) 83,97,3,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 23%

Hilary Swank is miscast as the romantic lead in this clichéd film about loss and love.



Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) 84,94,25,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 44%

POTC: AWE provides the thrilling action scenes, but mixes in too many characters with too many incomprehensible plot threads.



Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) 67,65,15,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 48%

The non sequitur humor of Aqua Teen Hunger Force will surely appeal to its built-in fanbase, but for the uninitiated, the premise wears thin.



Man in the Chair (2007) 63,66,25,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 48%

A committed performance from Christopher Plummer can't save Man in the Chair's troubled and cliched script.



Dedication (2007) 60,61,22,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 40%

Mandy Moore and Billy Crudup's lack of chemistry in Dedication makes it hard to maintain interest in this confused love story.



An American Crime (2007) 89,80,21,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 28%

A seemingly ordinary housewife and the mother of seven, imprisons a beautiful teenager, who has been left in her charge, in the basement of her Indiana home.



Shooter (2007) 87,93,29,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 47%

With an implausible story and numerous plot holes, Shooter fails to distinguish itself from other mindless action-thrillers.



The Bucket List (2007) 92,93,13,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 40%

Not even the earnest performances of the two leads can rescue The Bucket List from its schmaltzy script.



Bobby (2006) 75,76,29,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 46%

Despite best intentions from director Emilio Estevez and his ensemble cast, they succumb to a script filled with pointless subplots and awkward moments working too hard to parallel contemporary times.



Underworld: Evolution (2006) 62,79,0,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 15%

A visual and aural assault on the senses, this vampire-werewolf sequel makes a lot of noise and features a heavy-handed, overly convoluted story.



Running Scared (2006) 91,78,4,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 40%

This film runs with frenetic energy punctuated by gratuitous violence but sorely lacks in plot, character development and stylistic flair.



The Guardian (2006) 72,88,16,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 37%

The Coast Guard gets its chance for a heroic movie tribute, but The Guardian does it no justice, borrowing cliche after cliche from other (and better) military branch movies.



The Lake House (2006) 67,67,11,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 35%

The plot of The Lake House is a little too convoluted, and the film fails to pull off the sweeping romance it aims for.



Peaceful Warrior (2006) 85,65,8,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 24%

Based on a best-selling memoir, Peaceful Warrior loses something in the transition from page to screen. It hits the viewer over the head with philosophical jargon, and ultimately fails to live up to its source material.



Grandma's Boy (2006) 77,87,0,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 15%

A gross-out comedy that's more gross than comedic, Grandma's Boy is lazy and unrewarding.



The Holiday (2006) 73,88,26,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 47%

The Holiday, while sweet and somewhat touching, lacks any surprises and eventually overstays its welcome.



Cashback (2006) 85,85,26,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 47%

An unlikable protagonist, messy editing, and gratuitous nudity might make audiences ask for their cash back.



The Ultimate Gift (2006) 86,97,17,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 32%

Though The Ultimate Gift avoids religious speechifying like other Fox Faith films, it's dramatically inert with flat direction.



The Nativity Story (2006) 61,66,19,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 37%

The Nativity Story is a dull retelling of a well-worn tale with the look and feel of a high-school production.



America: Freedom to Fascism (2006) 83,91,15,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 26%

This documentary about the American income tax and whether citizens must pay it is more of a scattershot diatribe than a persuasive argument.



Love's Abiding Joy (2006) 61,81,29,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 12%

Their faith shaken and their once close-knit bond suddenly torn asunder, Missie and Willie desperately attempt to bring their crumbling family back together as son Jeff faces a series of dangers while hopelessly falling for Doros' beautiful daughter Colette (Mae Whitman).



Constantine (2005) 79,67,21,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 45%

Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up, The Matrix.



The Jacket (2005) 82,65,25,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 44%

The Jacket is a case of creepy style over substance.



Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) 61,86,18,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 43%

Impressive sports action sequences are the highlight, as the run-of the-mill story invokes every known sports movie cliche.



Green Street Hooligans (2005) 94,97,28,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 47%

When it comes to the subculture of soccer thugs, Green Street Hooligans lacks sufficient insight, and instead comes off as a Fight Club knock-off.



The Devil's Rejects (2005) 72,77,22,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 53%

Zombie has improved as a filmmaker since "House of 1000 Corpses" and will please fans of the genre, but beware -- the horror is nasty, relentless, and sadistic.



Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) 92,88,22,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 34%

Less nuanced than its source material, Memoirs of a Geisha may be a lavish production, but it still carries the simplistic air of a soap opera.



End of the Spear (2005) 65,81,21,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 39%

Shoddy filmmaking and a lack of character development derail what could be a potentially compelling tale.



The Chumscrubber (2005) 72,65,12,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 36%

This derivative poke at suburbia falls short of delivering a scathing indictment of upper middle-class disconnect.



The Tiger and the Snow (2005) 75,93,7,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 20%

A love-struck poet travels into the heart of wartime Iraq in hopes of rescuing the woman he loves in Academy award-winning director Roberto Benigni's affecting tale of love and devotion.



Maestro (2005) 68,61,27,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 37%

Hungarian animator Geza M. Toth directed the 5-minute, CG-animated short Maestro.



The Butterfly Effect (2004) 97,79,7,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 32%

The premise is intriguing, but it's placed in the service of an overwrought and tasteless thriller.



The Phantom of the Opera (2004) 89,88,10,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 32%

The music of the night has hit something of a sour note: Critics are calling the screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical histrionic, boring, and lacking in both romance and danger. Still, some have praised the film for its sheer spectacle.



Wicker Park (2004) 76,65,2,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 25%

Implausible coincidences and an overly convoluted structure make the movie hard to follow or believe.



Man on Fire (2004) 97,93,15,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 38%

Man on Fire starts out well, but goes over the top in the violent second half.



Palindromes (2004) 62,62,19,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 42%

She takes a road trip from the suburbs of New Jersey, through Ohio to the plains of Kansas and back.



Modigliani (2004) 83,87,6,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 4%

Nearly everyone is miscast in this disjointed and slow-moving portrait of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.



National Treasure (2004) 74,67,18,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 44%

National Treasure is no treasure, but it's a fun ride for those who can forgive its highly improbable plot.



A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) 82,83,26,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 43%

Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will returns to New Orleans for the first time in years, ready to reclaim her childhood home.



House of D (2004) 69,71,0,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 9%

A sincere but inept coming of age story.



Imaginary Heroes (2004) 76,86,17,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 35%

Imaginary Heroes is a muddled, melodramatic and unconvincing drama.



Saw (2004) 96,88,25,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 48%

Saw is more than nasty enough for genre junkies, but far too twisted, gory, and shallow for more discerning horror fans.



The Life of David Gale (2003) 95,77,1,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 19%

Instead of offering a convincing argument against the death penalty, this implausible, convoluted thriller pounds the viewer over the head with its message.



The United States of Leland (2003) 77,84,10,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 34%

The United States of Leland has its moments, but they're undermined by a muddled plot, unsympathetic characters, and frustratingly uneven performances.



Old School (2003) 83,88,29,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 59%

While not consistently funny, the movie does have its moments.



Radio (2003) 70,78,11,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 35%

The story is heavy on syrupy uplift and turns Radio into a saint/cuddly pet.



Underworld (2003) 79,79,5,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 31%

Though stylish to look at, Underworld is tedious and derivative.



Dot the I (2003) 61,85,7,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 25%

dot the i starts out as a standard love triangle, but last minute revelations turn the movie into a gimmick.



I Am David (2003) 78,93,25,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 38%

I Am David also stars Joan Plowright, Maria Bonnevie, and Silvia De Santis.



Latter Days (2003) 76,91,27,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 44%

A melodramatic plot and character stereotypes turn the movie into a sitcom.



Love Me If You Dare (2003) 96,99,21,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 44%

The romantic leads are too obnoxious and self-centered to generate interest or sympathy.



Azumi (2003) 67,88,26,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 46%

This adaptation of the popular manga series offers exquisitely choreographed violence -- and little else.



Equilibrium (2002) 95,87,9,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 37%

Equilibrium is a reheated mishmash of other sci-fi movies.



John Q (2002) 82,78,2,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 22%

Washington's performance rises above the material, but John Q pounds the audience over the head with its message.



Poolhall Junkies (2002) 69,93,9,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 34%

Poolhall Junkies also features Rod Steiger in one of his final roles; the film didn't see theatrical release until nearly nine months after his death.



Spun (2002) 65,65,7,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 36%

A chaotic drug movie that has little substance behind the stylistic flash.



House of Fools (2002) 67,78,19,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 39%

A small Russian mental hospital near the border of Chechnya is home to a group of eccentric but harmless patients, among them Janna (Julia Vysotsky), a cheerful woman who likes to play accordion and is convinced pop singer Bryan Adams is her fiance; over-excitable Vika (Marina Politseymako); and highly prolific would-be poet Ali (Stanislav Varkki).



Wet Hot American Summer (2001) 60,76,4,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 32%

As comedy, Wet Hot American Summer is a slapdash, fragmented affair that misses more often than hits. As parody, it fails because it attempts to satirize something ridiculous and self-parodying in itself.



Lost and Delirious (2001) 73,82,26,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 50%

Lost and Delirious becomes exactly that, as the film sinks into overwrought melodrama and cliched, obvious symbolism.



Super Troopers (2001) 82,87,12,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 35%

A more-miss -than-hit affair, Super Troopers will most likely appeal to those looking for something silly.



Life as a House (2001) 92,91,20,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 46%

A manipulative tearjerker, Life as a House benefits from fine performances from the cast.



I Am Sam (2001) 96,87,4,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 34%

Not only does the manipulative I Am Sam oversimplify a complex issue, it drowns it in treacle.



Wasabi (2001) 60,63,20,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 42%

As Hubert begins to investigate the circumstances surrounding Miko's mysterious death, he grows closer to Yumi.



Where the Heart Is (2000) 65,65,6,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 35%

Poor script and messy plot undermines the decent cast.



Men of Honor (2000) 86,77,20,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 41%

De Niro and Goodings Jr. manage to turn in performances that make this by-the-numbers inspirational movie watchable.



Greenfingers (2000) 62,61,19,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 45%

Greenfingers follows the British feel-good formula of underdogs somehow beating the odds, adding nothing new to this already saturated genre.



Pay It Forward (2000) 86,66,11,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 39%

Pay It Forward has strong performances from Spacey, Hunt, and Osment, but the movie itself is too emotionally manipulative and the ending is bad.



The Boondock Saints (1999) 98,99,12,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 20%

A juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.



Detroit Rock City (1999) 65,65,23,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 47%

Silly plot, over-the-top directing style.



Bad Boys (1995) 68,67,15,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 41%

Bad Boys stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have enjoyable chemistry; unfortunately, director Michael Bay too often drowns it out with set pieces and explosions in place of an actual story.



The Basketball Diaries (1995) 89,65,19,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 46%

Not even the efforts of former addict Reggie (Ernie Hudson) can cure Jim.



Empire Records (1995) 60,66,14,100

IMDB: 6.7, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 26%

Despite a terrific soundtrack and a strong early performance from Renee Zellweger, Empire Records is mostly a silly and predictable teen dramedy.



Kids (1995) 77,65,15,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 47%

When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted.



Now and Then (1995) 64,65,26,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 27%

This wistful drama is set in the summer of 1970 and follows the adventures of four 12-year-old girls as they attempt to solve a murder.



Tommy Boy (1995) 81,78,23,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 42%

Though it benefits from the comic charms of its two leads, Tommy Boy too often feels like a familiar sketch stretched thin.



In the Mouth of Madness (1994) 84,64,26,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 53%

Trent believes that the cause of the chaos lies within the writings of author Sutter Cane who recently disappeared.



The House of the Spirits (1993) 68,71,16,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 30%

Their daughter falls in love with the son of one of Esteban's foremen, a hot-headed revolutionary named Pedro (Antonio Banderas).



Newsies (1992) 72,91,19,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 40%

The "newsies" band together to protest a pay cut by Pulitzer (Robert Duvall), organizing a union to protect their rights and ensure fair wages.



The Power of One (1992) 76,94,29,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 38%

Set in South Africa before World War II, John Avildsen's film chronicles the uphill battles faced by a white teen (Stephen Dorff) who fights separatism by squaring off against black opponents in the boxing ring.



Pure Country (1992) 63,93,22,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 38%

Strait plays Dusty Chandler, one of the hottest performers in country music.



The Five Heartbeats (1991) 76,99,26,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 95%, RT Critics: 35%

This tuneful drama looks back upon the career of a fictional rhythm & blues group and chronicles their rise and fall.



Beaches (1988) 69,77,8,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 37%

Based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches traces the 30-year oil-and-water friendship between free-spirited Bronx Jew CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and uptight San Francisco WASP Hillary Essex (Barbara Hershey).



Young Guns (1988) 71,65,17,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 42%

In this western, a group of young, hotheaded kids, including the infamous William H. Bonney (Emilio Estevez), are hired to help out British land-owner John Henry Tunstall (Terence Stamp).



The Champ (1979) 60,85,28,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 40%

Director Franco Zeffirelli (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet) trades in his puffy shirts for boxing gloves in this 1979 re-make of the Wallace Berry/Jackie Cooper classic.



Mes Petites Amoureuses (1974) 63,60,28,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 80%

This film reveals the thoughts and observations of a good-natured young man as he lives through situations which would crush someone less accepting.



Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) 70,79,27,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 42%

Aux cotes de Claire, il preche la parole de Dieu.



Toni (1935) 65,70,22,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 100%

After completing his successful Madame Bovary (34), director Jean Renoir could have had the pick of France's top "name" actors for his 1935 film Toni, but chose instead to use nonprofessionals.