Ryan Reynolds is the people's movie star, less interested in middlebrow Oscar bait than he is in exciting, hilarious blockbuster movies that allow him to show off his comedic acting skills and have a little fun. From his early days in Van Wilder and Waiting, to more recent films like Deadpool and Free Guy, Reynolds has worked quite a lot over the last two decades because studios know he's a big draw. But when you're in so many films, you're bound to have some misses - and as even Reynolds would admit, some of his films (cough, Green Lantern) have been crappier than others.
To settle of the question of which Ryan Reynolds movie is the worst, even to his biggest fans, we've collected some of the Deadpool actor's biggest duds not just from his early acting days, but from as recently as a few years ago.
- Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures1297 VOTES
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Review by Scott Anderson on Letterboxd: "How can you make a film like this, see the finished product, and feel proud of it? Is that possible, or do you think even those involved in Green Lantern were embarrassed when they witnessed what all of their hard work created?"
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Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Review by Blain LaMotta on Letterboxd: "Manages to be even dumber than Dumb and Dumber To. This is a preposterous, inert, and completely misguided abduction 'thriller'... I do have to say that Ryan Reynolds was pretty solid in his role."
- Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures375 VOTES
Directed by: Marcos Siega
Review by Luis_989 on Letterboxd: "It's kind of ironic to see Ryan Reynolds putting more effort than usual into his acting in a film where the script obviously didn't help him at all... It's clear to me that if it hadn't been for Deadpool, the guy would've run out of credit and charisma in Hollywood a long time ago."
- Photo: The Weinstein Company483 VOTES
Woman in Gold
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Review by Connor Carey on Letterboxd: "Woman in Gold undeniably has an interesting story and strong performances from Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, but it's unfortunately very disappointing and dull. It's really boring and slow, the flashback scenes aren't nearly as effective as they should have been, and it feels way longer than it actually is."
- Photo: Universal Pictures5276 VOTES
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Review by GodIsASquirrel on Letterboxd: "Was hoping for a sh*t show and I good and goddamn got it. Not one aspect is of quality. It’s a boring, repugnant [Men in Black] clone that made me absolutely loathe Jeff Bridges. What the f*ck was he saying? Kevin Bacon CGI monster was a tremendous addition. And Ryan Reynolds is doing the opening narration AGAIN?! Where do these people get off?"
Veteran lawman Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges) works for the R.I.P.D., a legendary police force charged with finding monstrous spirits who are disguised as ordinary people but are trying to avoid their final judgment by hiding out among the living. When Roy and his new partner, Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), uncover a plot that could end all life, they must discover a way to restore the cosmic balance or else watch the tunnel to the afterlife start sending angry souls back to the world of the living....more on Wikipedia
- Photo: MGM Distribution Co.6206 VOTES
Directed by: Andrew Douglas
Review by aaron on Letterboxd: "Decent acting aside, The Amityville Horror just isn't a very good movie. It has some of the weakest, cheapest, and most painfully annoying jump-scares I've seen in recent memory. You know those jokes about white families in horror movies just willinging[ly] prancing into the house equivalent of hell? Yeah, this is that movie."