Jim Carrey and Marton Csokas in Dark Crimes (2016)

Jim Carrey and Marton Csokas in Dark Crimes (2016)


It sucks to waste your money and your time on bad movies. Of course, your individual enjoyment is subjective, but here are five films in theaters this week that were panned by critics — either our own or reviewers from elsewhere on the internet.

Dark Crimes

This drama starring Jim Carrey currently sports an impressive zero percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times says, "A good story gets stuck in a puddle of mood in Dark Crimes, a film that strays from its fascinating source - a real-life murder case - into a less successful attempt at noir."

Show Dogs

As of this writing there are only two reviews for the family comedy Show Dogs. Both are negative. Arizona Republic says, "When you find yourself longing for Turner and Hooch, things are very bleak indeed."

Carter & June

Village Voice says, "Ultimately, this wannabe dark comedy swindles viewers out of a thrilling caper."

Life of the Party

USA Today says, "The college comedy is a frequent rite of passage for actors, from Rodney Dangerfield to Ryan Reynolds, with some some honest-to-goodness classics in those hallowed halls. But not so much Melissa McCarthy's hopelessly derivative entry into the canon."

Breaking In

Variety says, "In the end, the only real suspense comes from seeing whether the film can stretch its wafer-thin premise and paucity of ideas out to a full 90 minutes - and at 88 minutes with credits, even there it comes up short."

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