ROBERT DE NIRO has starred in more classic movies than most actors in Hollywood combined but even he’s been guilty of a few misfires down the years.
For every Taxi Driver or Once Upon A Time In America, there’s a Bad Grandpa or Little Fockers lurking in the background on De Niro’s IMDB page.
The question is, which ranks as the worst of the worst Robert De Niro movies? Loaded scoured review aggregator giant Rotten Tomatoes to find out.
Righteous Kill (2008) – 19%
Critics Consensus: “A tawdry cocktail of red herrings, cheap psychology, and shameless horror-movie tropes.”
Bloody Mama (1970) – 17%
Critics Consensus: “One of Corman’s campiest. (Shelley) Winters is in rare form — and that’s saying something.”
Hide and Seek (2005) – 13%
Critics Consensus: “Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly.”
Killing Season (2013) – 11%
Critics Consensus: Badly written, ineptly staged, horribly acted, historically suspect and boring beyond belief …”
Dirty Grandpa (2016) – 11%
Critics Consensus: “Like a Werther’s Original dropped down a sewer drain, Dirty Grandpa represents the careless fumbling of a classic talent that once brought pleasure to millions.”
The Bag Man (2014) – 9%
Critics Consensus: “With all of its time-wasting twists and gratuitous moments of sadistic silliness, it feels like a leftover Pulp Fiction wannabe from 20 years ago.”
Little Fockers (2010) – 9%
Critics Consensus: ” As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows.”
The Big Wedding (2013) – 8%
Critics Consensus: “The Big Wedding‘s all-star cast is stranded in a contrived, strained plot that features broad stabs at humor but few laughs.”
New Year’s Eve (2011) – 7%
Critics Consensus: “Shallow, sappy, and dull, New Year’s Eve assembles a star-studded cast for no discernible purpose.”
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2005) – 4%
Critics Consensus: Despite an all-star cast and some impressive visuals, The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a lifeless, slow-going adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s classic novel.
Godsend (2003) – 4%
Critics Consensus: “A murky thriller with few chills, Godsend features ludicrous dialogue, by-the-numbers plotting, and an excess of cheap shocks.”
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.