Worst-reviewed films of the year revealed

Everyone has an opinion on what they reckon the worst film of the year is.

But thanks to Rotten Tomatoes and its somewhat revolutionary 'fresh' rating system, it's now possible to see at a glance what was hot, and what really was not.

Weekly news mag The Week has gone to the trouble of compiling the most dreadfully-received of the bunch, and while there are the obvious 'Movie 43' and 'Grown Ups 2's in there, there are a few that you may not have encountered.

And who knows, they might be so bad they're good... or perhaps not.

Herein, the worst-reviewed movies of 2013:


10. After Earth (11 percent 'fresh')
No one seemed to like Will Smith's father-son blockbuster, directed by stink-monger M. Night Shyamalan. Even Smith, who looked grumpy the whole way through.

9. A Haunted House (10 percent 'fresh')
Pheww-eee, what's that stench? Oh, it's Marlon Wayans making yet another thoroughly tired 'parody movie', this time taking aim at 'Paranormal Activity'.

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8. The Host (8 percent 'fresh')
All that 'Twilight' writer Stephenie Meyers pens doesn't quite turn to gold, as this post-apocalyptic body-snatch romance proved beyond a shadow of a doubt.


7. Grown Ups 2 (7 percent 'fresh')
Adam Sandler's lazy sequel got the critical beatdown it deserved, but it ranks higher up the table than many might have expected.

6. The Big Wedding (7 percent 'fresh')
Big, big stars, bad, bad reviews. Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Amanda Seyfried couldn't save this turkey of a rom-com.

5. Battle of the Year (4 percent 'fresh')
It's a dance film, and as the 'Step Up' movies have proved, there's cash to be made here. But not in this case. It featured R&B pariah Chris Brown and flopped terribly.


4. Scary Movie 5 (4 percent 'fresh')
A more scattershot proposition than 'A Haunted House' and all the worse for it. Films like 'The Cabin In The Woods' and 'Insidious' get punked, but no one was laughing.

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3. Movie 43 (4 percent 'fresh')
Many dubbed this one of the worst films of all time, a sterling achievement considering its cast, including Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman and Richard Gere.

2. Paranoia (4 percent 'fresh')
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Liam Hemsworth. Surely a recipe for A-list success? Not so. It failed both critically and financially.


1. Getaway (2 percent 'fresh')
A retired racing car driver (Ethan Hawke) has to complete various speedy tasks given him by a mystery chap who's kidnapped his wife. 'Drive' meets 'Saw' meets 'Fast & Furious', then. It's a race against time, but they couldn't outrun the terrible, terrible notices which made this the worst-reviewed film of 2013. Congratulations!

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