5 Worst Amy Adams-Led Movies, Based on Rotten Tomatoes

by Jeremy Spirogis
Amy Adams at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2019.

Amy Adams has been appearing because the ‘90s and has been in a range of projects. From dramas to musicals, from series to movies, she’s completed a lot. Depending on when somebody found her, she’s identified for one thing completely different to everybody. That could possibly be Giselle from Enchanted, her first main success as a lead, or possibly her as your model of Lois Lane within the DCEU. 

Regardless, she’s completed a ton. But what are her worst-rated roles? They may nonetheless be liked by many, however what do critics dislike probably the most, in terms of films she’s lead or starred in? Here are the highest 5. 

5. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ — 29 p.c 

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Well, talking of Lois Lane earlier than, that is her fifth worst-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes. Starting with Man of Steel in 2013, Adams took on this iconic function, and that acquired usually favorable evaluations. Or at the very least it was extra of a combined bag. But Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it turned actually divisive, in that it simply didn’t ship the showdown vitality followers wanted from one thing of this caliber. 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a doubtlessly highly effective story,” the vital consensus reads, “And some of America’s most iconic superheroes — in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.” The portrayal of Batman compared to Superman simply didn’t hit the best way followers may need needed. Especially compared to how good Wonder Woman was in her couple of minutes on display. But, Adams delivered her function properly. 

4. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ — 27 p.c 

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Hillbilly Elegy has brought about fairly a stir on-line within the quick time the trailer and synopsis have been out. The film simply premiered in theaters and is coming to Netflix shortly. The film relies on the memoir by J.D. Vance concerning the time he got here dwelling for a household emergency, to his Appalachian household. He was a Yale pupil coming dwelling to a troubled household (at instances) and the story touches on the idea of the American Dream by completely different generations’ eyes. 

“With the type of an awards-season hopeful however the soul of a bland melodrama, Hillbilly Elegy strands some very tremendous actors within the not-so-deep South,” the consensus reads. Adams performs Vance’s mother, who’s a heroin addict.

3. ‘Leap Year’ — 23 p.c 

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A extra lighthearted film, Leap Year takes place in Ireland and stars Adams as Anna Brady, a girl who may be very prepared for her boyfriend to suggest however he’s simply not doing it. So, she is aware of of the Celtic custom that, on Leap Day (Feb. 29) in a Leap Year, girls can suggest to their boyfriends in Ireland. So she takes him there, however — in fact — issues don’t go as deliberate and he or she finally ends up falling in love (possibly?) with a neighborhood Irishman. 

“Amy Adams is as interesting as ever, however her charms aren’t sufficient to maintain Leap Year from succumbing to an overabundance of clichés and an unfunny script,” the consensus learn on Rotten Tomatoes. However, this is a romantic comedy, so clichés are form of warranted and welcome at this level. Do with that what you’ll. 

2. ‘Cruel Intentions II’ — 17 p.c 

Almost everybody is aware of of Cruel Intentions, starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, and Sarah Michelle Gellar from the ‘90s. It was horny, risque, and a cult basic. It had some tacky moments, however once more, it was the ‘90s and it was completed in a reasonably witty approach. However, Cruel Intentions II got here to be in 2000, a yr later, and it was all that with out the great side of the unique. 

Cruel Intentions II was a prequel to the primary film however starred nobody from the unique. It instructed the story of how Sebastian got here to be Kathryn Merteuil’s stepbrother and be a part of her faculty. Adams performed Kathryn, which was originated by Gellar. 

Amy Adams at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2019.
Amy Adams on the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2019 | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

1. ‘Underdog’ — 16 p.c

The identical yr that Enchanted got here out and skyrocketed Adams in her first main function that was extremely profitable, Underdog got here out. And whereas it’s not her worst-rated total film, it’s the one which’s the least-rated that she had a extra central function in. She voiced Polly, the canine that the principle character — Shoeshine aka Underdog — likes. She’s owned by Molly, the woman that Jack, Shoeshine’s proprietor, likes. How becoming proper?

It’s a cute household film from Disney and follows Jack and Shoeshine who’re thrown into this state of affairs the place Shoeshine good points powers, has to discover ways to use them, and loads of hijinks ensue. So being low on the checklist isn’t that a lot of a shock, however it did what it got down to do. 

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