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Robert Downey Jr.'s Worst Movies (According to Rotten Tomatoes)

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By Brian Morales

Robert Downey Jr. has been around the scene for quite a while, his film career goes back at least two decades. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that not every single one of his movies hit the mark, and today we are going to be looking at some of his lowest rated films (according to Rotten Tomatoes), and try to find out, what exactly went wrong?

Whether Downey knew it or not at the time, these films ended up being huge busts on release.

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Gothika (2003)


Gothika (15% Rotten)

Gothika is a cheesy, and over-acted horror movie that came out in 2003. The film stars Halle Berry as the lead, and Robert Downey Jr. as her colleague in a psychiatric ward. The story follows Berry's character as she descends into madness after a mysterious encounter on the road.

Critics bashed the movie for being a predictable, and overindulgent thriller that misused its star-studded cast.

One critic called Gothika "[A] shoddy B horror movie doesn't deserve a national theatrical run, much less the capable talent assigned to it."

Dolittle (2019)

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Dolittle (14% Rotten)

One of Robert Downey Jr.'s lowest rated films is actually his most recent. Dolittle came out just a few months ago, and was absolutely battered by critics and viewers alike. The film follows Dr. Dolittle (played by Downey), the classic character that can talk to animals. The movie had a star-filled cast with the likes of: Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Michael Sheen, John Cena, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, and many others.

People found the movie messy, heartless, and boring to its core.

Air America (1990)

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Air America (13% Rotten)

Air America was a an action buddy-comedy film that starred Downey, along side Mel Gibson. This was a large budget film that sadly did not earn the approval of the critics nor the audiences. With a whopping 13% from the critics, and a 35% from the audience, Air America failed to capture the interest of the audience, and ended up being a noisy, and cheesy action film that got buried in the turn of the decade.

Johnny Be Good (1988)

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Johnny Be Good (0% Rotten)

One of Robert Downey Jr.'s first big roles ended up being this catastrophe of a film. 1988's Johnny Be Good was a comedy/sports movie that starred Anthony Michael Hall as a sought after high school football player, next to him was Downey Jr. as Leo Wiggins (his actual name in the film).

Johnny Be Good received an impressive 0% from the critics, and a 30% from the audience. It was torn apart for being an unfunny, inaccurate, and boring film made by terrible writers/producers.

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