Time magazine reveals top 10 worst films of the year

But who takes the top spot?

Time magazine's annual top 10 worst films of the year is out, and it's a customarily scathing affair.

While the chatter is getting gradually more audible about who might take next year's Oscars, it's worth remembering those who took a critical slaughtering in 2013.

For anyone who saw it, the winner is a most-deserved one, but are there films here that you enjoyed?

Compiled by critic Mary Pols, let the barbs begin...


10. 'The Hangover Part III'
Say Time: “Alcohol poisoning can be deadly and I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. But something needs to put this franchise, which in its first installment was raw and disgusting and also totally hilarious, out of its nasty, self-loathing misery. So, drink up, boys.”

9. 'Oz The Great and Powerful'
Says Time: “A prequel that never should have seen the light of day... the movie looks tawdry and every line has, uh, a tin quality to it... it was truly brainless to cast both smirking Franco and dramatically untested Mila Kunis, who seems more lost and disoriented in this production than poor old Dorothy after a spin in a tornado.”


8. 'The Counselor'
Says Time: “Here’s who couldn’t save this movie from its portentous, foolish self: Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender - all playing doomed characters we won’t remember in another six months.”

7. 'The Big Wedding'
Says Time: “Gratuitous and in the end, grossly sentimental: it’s a marriage made in hell.”


6. 'Only God Forgives'
Says Time: “The maiming and/or killing in director Nicholas Winding Refn’s arty, sleazy film plays out like a really slow, bloody game of revenge tag.”

Bang bang... R.I.P.D. gets shot down (Copyright: Universal)

5. 'R.I.P.D.'
Says Time: “[Jeff] Bridges can usually be depended upon to elevate anything and everything, but his grating Western sheriff type, a Lonesome Dove-style character gone way over the top, becomes tedious within a minute of his first appearance.”

4. 'After Earth'
Says Time: “As for director M. Night Shyamalan: who knew that one day, 'The Village' would seem like a career highpoint?”


3. 'The Host'
Says Time: “An adaptation of a Stephenie Meyers novel - the words that strikes fear into the heart of film critics everywhere. But at least this is just a one-off; no sequel looms and the dismal box-office should be the final stake in its heart.”

2. 'Salinger'
Says Time: “Incessant, obtrusive and hysterical in tone, it soars to what feels like a hundred alleged dramatic peaks that are, in reality, minor bits of trivia.”

1. 'Grown Ups 2'
Says Time: “Four repulsive guys (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James) wandering around their hometown confronting the big themes of life: Urination, Defecation, Drooling, Bad Things Happening to Their Scrotums. Misogynistic, homophobic and sloppy, 'Grown Ups 2' is essentially a walk down a junior-high school hallway, except for the presence of various lovely women (Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello) who we’re expected to believe actually married these guys... There are people who will argue that '12 Years a Slave' is the most depressing movie of the year. Enduring 'Grown Ups 2' threw me into a much deeper funk.”

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