25 Movies That Got Terrible Reviews

by Buzz Street Times

1.

Scooby-Doo


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “Do you really want to spend money watching what is essentially marginality, or would those dollars be better used to see a better film or even buy a good book?”

From Rolling Stone: “Get out your pooper-scoopers.”

2.

Hocus Pocus


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the Chicago Tribune: “Dreadful.”

From Roger Ebert: “Watching the movie is like attending a party you weren’t invited to, and where you don’t know anybody, and they’re all in on a joke but won’t explain it to you.”

From the New York Times: “Apparently too much eye of newt got into the formula for Hocus Pocus, transforming a potentially wicked Bette Midler vehicle into an unholy mess.”

3.

The Sandlot


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the Baltimore Sun: “You feel as if you’re being smothered in cotton candy by a director obsessed with infantility and who cannot bear to face the reality of childhood.”

4.

Space Jam


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the New York Times: “This film was made very quickly by animation standards, and the haste shows.”

From the Houston Chronicle: “In basketball terms, Space Jam is more akin to the ‘garbage time’ that concludes lopsided games, when reckless playing is no substitute for the real thing.”

5.

Hook


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Rolling Stone: “No matter how much cash Hook earns, it will take more than pixie dust to fly this overstuffed package into our dreams.”

6.

Jumanji


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Roger Ebert: “A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.”

8.

Sister Act 2


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Variety: “Two trips to the convent is one too many.”

9.

Home Alone 2


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Roger Ebert: “Is this a children’s movie? I confess I do not know. Millions of kids will go to see it. There used to be movies where it was bad for little kids to hurt grown-ups. Now Kevin bounces bricks off their skulls from the rooftops, and everybody laughs.”

From the Las Vegas Mercury: “So, so bad.”

10.

Blank Check


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Entertainment Weekly: “If I were a 9-year-old boy, there’s a possibility I’d find this little fantasy on the theme of rampant consumerism sort of cool.”

12.

Dennis the Menace


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Variety: “Very young children may find the numskull, by-the-numbers gags here amusing, but teens will consider this kids’ stuff and adults will be pained.”

16.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Las Vegas Weekly: “A fantasy that teaches girls that popularity and material possessions are the most important things in life and will fall right into your lap if you’re adorable enough”

17.

Good Burger


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the Houston Chronicle: “The vast majority of me — which is not 11 — wanted several times to run screaming into the lobby and plunge my head into the nacho hot-cheese cauldron.”

From the New York Daily News: “If you like your burger well-done, you’re in for a disappointment.”

18.

Home Alone


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Mountain Xpress: “Everyone involved ought to be sent home alone — with no supper.”

19.

Coyote Ugly


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Medium Popcorn: “The acting was terrible. Sometimes the actresses couldn’t even act like they were friends…”

20.

She’s The Man


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the Good Morning America: “In a lame attempt to amuse older teens, She’s the Man manages to alienate the parents of the younger ones with tampon jokes.”

21.

The Princess Diaries


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The terrible things they said about it:

From RTE Ireland: “These diaries have too many dull pages and not enough juicy bits to keep you interested.”

22.

Mighty Ducks


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The terrible things they said about it:

From Time Out: “Very lame ice-hockey flick.”

From the Washington Post: “Older escorts might want to bring a novel and a flashlight, or a Walkman or portable television with earphones.”

23.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days


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The terrible things they said about it:

From the Observerl: “More an exercise in how to lose an audience in 10 minutes.”

24.

Spice World


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The terrible things they said about it:

From CNN: “What’s the plot?” you may be asking. Well so am I.”

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