That Were Ruined By One Performance

10 Great Movies

Sophie Turner - X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Mixed reception for recent X-Men movies, praised for Days of Future Past and First Class, but criticized for Dark Phoenix, particularly Sophie Turner's performance as Jean Grey.

Cary Elwes - Saw

Saw, a groundbreaking horror movie with a strong moral message, has remained popular with fans. However, some criticize Cary Elwes' performance.

Shelley Duvall - The Shining (1980)

Stephen King and some fans of The Shining criticize Shelley Duvall's performance as Wendy, with King blaming Kubrick's direction.

Jar-Jar Binks - Star Wars Prequels

Ahmed Best's portrayal of Jar-Jar Binks in Star Wars prequels was widely criticized, but he redeemed himself in The Mandalorian despite the character being seen as one of the reasons the movies were viewed as bad.

Stephen Lack - Scanners (1981)

Scanners is a horror masterpiece, but some viewers believe the lead actor's flat performance makes it one of the movies ruined by actors, saved by the director's vision and the rest of the cast.

Sofia Coppola - The Godfather Part III (1990)

Sofia Coppola's performance in The Godfather Part III has been criticized by some Redditors as one of the movies ruined by actors, but she has since become a successful director.

Katie Holmes - Batman Begins (2005)

Fans criticized Katie Holmes' performance as Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins, but the movie was successful, and Christian Bale's portrayal of Bruce Wayne was praised.

Awkwafina - Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (2021)

Some viewers felt Awkwafina was miscast in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with the character of Katy being underdeveloped and shoehorned in.

Dakota Fanning - War Of The Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds is a successful modern sci-fi remake thanks to Steven Spielberg's direction, but some viewers criticize Dakota Fanning's "incessant screaming" performance.

Jared Leto - Suicide Squad (2016)

Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad was criticized for his performance and blamed by some for the movie's failure. Unused footage reportedly exists, but most viewers don't want to see it.