10. The Boondock Saints (1999)
> Directed by: Troy Duffy
> Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 4.2/10
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Kanopy, Amazon Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Pluto TV, Hoopla, Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Tubi TV
The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes found “The Boondock Saints” — about two brothers from Boston out to do God’s will by killing criminals — to be a “juvenile, ugly movie that represents the worst tendencies of directors channeling Tarantino.” Only 25% of critics gave it a positive review, with most finding it idiotic and immoral. Audiences using Rotten Tomatoes begged to differ, with 91% of the more than 335,000 users reviews approving of the film. It also has a rating of 7.8 out of 10 on IMDb.
9. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
> Directed by: John Fortenberry
> Starring: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Raquel Gardner
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.3/10
> Available on: Google Play Movies, Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, AMC on Demand, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, Pluto TV, FandangoNOW, Popcornflix, Crackle, Tubi TV
Based on a well-known “Saturday Night Live” sketch, “A Night at the Roxbury” stars SNL members Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell as head-bobbing, dim-witted brothers in love with the night life. Unfortunately, the critics weren’t in love with the movie, with Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus noting its “one-note characters and plots unreasonably stretched to feature length runtime.” Only 11% of the critics on the site liked the movie, compared with 69% of nearly 363,000 audience members. The film managed to turn a profit, grossing more than $30 million domestically on a budget of $17 million.
8. Raise Your Voice (2004)
> Directed by: Sean McNamara
> Starring: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.7/10
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, DIRECTV, Redbox, Microsoft Store, Mubi
Hilary Duff was a major star among pre-teen girls in the early part of this century, starring in the hit Disney Channel series “Lizzie McGuire.” In “Raise Your Voice,” Duff plays a teen singer with ambitions to make a name for herself. Duff’s legion of fans no doubt helped boost the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes to 71%. Critics, however, were not charmed by the movie, dismissing it as a bland and formulaic version of the film “Fame” (1980), and giving it a Freshness rating of 15%.
7. Because I Said So (2007)
> Directed by: Michael Lehmann
> Starring: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 3.2/10
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, Starz, FandangoNOW, Redbox
Diane Keaton stars as a meddling mother who tries to keep her daughter from making the mistakes she made. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says that “Because I Said So” is “an unfunny, cliche-ridden mess.” Richard Roeper of Ebert & Roeper thought it was “the worst performance of Diane Keaton’s career.” Keaton, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in “Annie Hall,” was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her performance in “Because I Said So.” Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie just a 4% Freshness rating. Audiences were more kind to Keaton and the film, giving it a score of 65%.
6. Facing the Giants (2006)
> Directed by: Alex Kendrick
> Starring: Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Jason McLeod
> Rotten Tomatoes critics rating: 4.1/10
> Available on: Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, FandangoNOW, Redbox, DIRECTV, Fandango
This faith-based film from ordained minister Alex Kendrick about God and football was off-putting to critics who dismissed it as “banal” and “insipid” and gave it just a 13% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Jeff Strickler of the Minneapolis Star Tribune said the “proselytizing in this football movie is about as subtle as a blindside hit by a 300-pound defensive end.” Audiences gave it an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with one viewer likening it to a Christian version of “Remember the Titans.”