A-List Actors' Worst Movies, According To Critics

From Cool World to the Return of the Killer Tomatoes

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For Hollywood actors, there's no real shame in propping up the occasional bomb.

Maybe the money was too good to turn down. Most likely, they just picked the wrong horse. Whatever the case, A-listers always have a few lines on their filmography that they'd rather brush under the carpet.

But you'd have to be armed with more than a brush to deal with these nuclear grade stinkers…

Brad Pitt - Cool World

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Release date: 1992

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4%

Most scathing review: "Cool World is a major disappointment -- a repellent oddity with unsavoury overtones." - Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Natalie Portman - Your Highness

Release date: 2011

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27%

Most scathing review: "More penis-in-codpiece than tongue-in-cheek." - Philip French, The Guardian

Johnny Depp - The Astronaut's Wife

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Release date: 1999

Rotten Tomatoes score: 16%

Most scathing review: "In space, no one can hear you snore." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Robert Downey Jr. - Johnny Be Good

Release date: 1988

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

Most scathing review: "The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Bruce Willis - Precious Cargo

Release date: 2016

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

Most scathing review: "Bruce Willis should really know better." - Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

Angelina Jolie - Original Sin

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Release date: 2001

Rotten Tomatoes score: 12%

Most scathing review: "The only sin committed was by the filmmakers producing the movie in the first place." - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis

Tom Hanks - The Bonfire of the Vanities

Release date: 1990

Rotten Tomatoes score: 16%

Most scathing review: "On film, Bonfire achieves a consistency of ineptitude rare even in this era of over-inflated cinematic air bags." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Scarlett Johansson - The Spirit

Release date: 2008

Rotten Tomatoes: 14%

Most scathing review: "Every once in a while a genuine turkey escapes the coop, bereft of charm or wit, utterly lacking in technical prowess, integrity or intelligence. 'The Spirit' is such a film." - Tom Huddlestone, Time Out

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Beach

Release date: 2000

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

Most scathing review: "In pitching for the mass market, Boyle's film has allowed itself to be rebranded as a Hollywood star vehicle, a cynical assemblage that is never more than the sum of its market-researched parts." - Xan Brooks, Sight and Sound

George Clooney – Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

Release date: 1998

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

Charlize Theron - The Last Face

Release date: 2017

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

Most scathing review: "Lock this film in a vault and set it on fire." - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

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Julia Roberts - Love, Wedding, Marriage

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Release date: 2011

Rotten Tomatoes: 0%

Most scathing reviews: "If there is a special hell for film critics, it probably has movies like "Love, Wedding, Marriage" on continuous rotation." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Al Pacino - Gigli

Release date: 2003

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%

Most scathing review: "Mere words fail to express the awfulness of Martin Brest's Gigli." - James Christopher, The Times

Tom Cruise - Cocktail

Release date: 1988

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5%

Most scathing review: "If they gave you this in a bar, you'd send it back." - Film4