10 WORST FILMS OF 2014

It’s that time of year again.  Before I share my favourite films from this year, here are ten turkeys you’ll be glad you missed.

10. SEX TAPE

The first thirty minutes were kind of fun before it completely ran out of ideas.  It’s the kind of film where a simple two minute conversation feels like a literal, painstakingly boring eternity.

Read my full review here

9. RIDE ALONG

I developed a nasty migraine while watching this.  It might be unfair to blame the film, but on the other hand I can’t be certain it wasn’t the culprit.  I still hate the trailer.

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8. THE MONUMENTS MEN

Clooney’s lethargic and tonally unbalanced WW2 dramedy was one of my most anticipated films of the year, so no-one’s more disappointed about it is showing up on this list than me.

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7. THE RAILWAY MAN

Another one I was really quite looking forward to but turned out to be a dud.  There are some interesting things going on, but it lacks conviction and heart.

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6. SABOTAGE

Let’s just try to forget that David Ayer made a film between End Of Watch and Fury, shall we?

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5. BRICK MANSIONS

It would have been lovely to love Paul Walker’s final film, but based on its merits and not on the tragedy of its late leading star, it’s rubbish. Walker is, mind you, the best thing about it.

4. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

As a huge fan of Zack Snyder’s 300 I really wanted to like this, but a plodding script, dull action sequences, AWOL direction and a charisma-vacuum in the lead role prevented any chance of that happening.

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3. GRACE OF MONACO

It wasn’t as silly as Diana, but it was utterly boring.

2. THE PYRAMID

The most recent film to join in the fun.  Devoid of scares and completely unengaging, it made As Above, So Below look like a masterpiece.

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1. I, FRANKENSTEIN

And the winner is… Stuart Beattie’s embarrassingly naff I, Frankenstein.  Quite easily the worst film this year because there’s genuinely not one good thing to say about it.

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