The 10 Worst, Most Cringey Mark Wahlberg Movies
Can you guess the 10 worst Mark Wahlberg movies? You’ve got 57 seconds (one second for each of Mark Wahlberg’s movies) to guess them all.
Mark Wahlberg is a visionary! Before anyone could fathom it: he saw his rapping career coming to an end, took the initiative into acting, and laughed all-the-way-to-the-bank.
After starring in 57+ films in an illustrious acting-career, the A-list actor currently demands anywhere between $20–30 million per movie and even managed to become 2017’s Highest Paid Actor.
But, you’re not here to discover how financially well-off Marky Mark has become — post rap. You want to know which of his movies are terrible enough to elicit a cult-following.
For those answers, I’ve turned to the Rotten Tomatoes website for rankings based on critic’s scores. *Apologies to those who prefer audience score rankings — but they weren’t available.
And that, as they say, is that!
10 Worst Mark Wahlberg Movies (Based on Critic’s Consensus and Scores)
10. Daddy’s Home (2015): 31% Score
“Critics Consensus: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have proven comedic chemistry, but Daddy’s Home suffers from a dearth of genuinely funny ideas — and lacks enough guts or imagination to explore the satirical possibilities of its premise.” — Rotten Tomatoes
9. Mojave (2016): 31% Score
“Critics Consensus: Mojave has no shortage of talent on either side of the camera; unfortunately, it amounts to little more than a frustrating missed opportunity.” — Rotten Tomatoes
8. Broken City (2013): 28% Score
“Critics Consensus: Broken City’s thinly sketched, formulaic script offers meager rewards for all but the least demanding noir aficionados.” — Rotten Tomatoes
7. Mile 22 (2018): 23% Score
“Critics Consensus: Mile 22 lets the bullets fly — and not much else — in a thrill-deficient action thriller whose title proves sadly fitting for a film that feels close to a marathon endurance test.” — Rotten Tomatoes
6. Daddy’s Home 2 (2017): 21% Score
“Critics Consensus: A formulaic comedy that’s unlikely to spread much yuletide merriment, Daddy’s Home 2 can only muster a few stray yuks from its talented cast.” — Rotten Tomatoes
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014): 18% Score
“Critics Consensus: With the fourth installment in Michael Bay’s blockbuster Transformers franchise, nothing is in disguise: Fans of loud, effects-driven action will find satisfaction, and all others need not apply.” — Rotten Tomatoes
4. The Happening (2008): 18% Score
“Critics Consensus: The Happening begins with promise, but unfortunately descends into an incoherent and unconvincing trifle.” — Rotten Tomatoes
3. Max Payne (2008): 16% Score
“Critics Consensus: While it boasts some stylish action, Max Payne suffers severely from an illogical plot and overdirection.” — Rotten Tomatoes
2. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017): 15% Score
“Critics Consensus: Cacophonous, thinly plotted, and boasting state-of-the-art special effects, The Last Knight is pretty much what you’d expect from the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise.” — Rotten Tomatoes
- The Worst Mark Wahlberg Movie: Renaissance Man (1994): 12% Score
“Critics Consensus: Renaissance Man tries to simultaneously be a literary comedy, an inspirational drama, and a star vehicle that caters to Danny DeVito’s strengths, but proves to be a master of none.” — Rotten Tomatoes
Fun Facts and Honorable (More Like Dishonorable) Mentions
- The Transformers and Daddy’s Home Franchises made the list twice — each. The two franchises combined — own 40% of the real estate on the 10 worst list. This statistic begs the question: Are there any additional Transformers or Daddy’s Home movies in production? If so, why?
- 7 out of the 10 worst movies came from his recent films (2013-present). Is Mark Wahlberg getting burnt-out? Is he thinking about going back to rapping?
- 2 of his worst movies were released in 2017: the year he was Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor. Quantity vs. quality…
- The Lovely Bones
- The Truth About Charlie
- The Big Hit
- The Gambler
Well, now that you have the list of the 10 Worst Mark Wahlberg Movies + Dishonorable Mentions, you can fill your weekend with enjoyment…
Enjoyment?! Wait, what is the antonym for enjoyment?
**Shout out to Stephen Ray Brown for requesting this list!
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