The Worst Jack Nicholson Movie of All Time, According to Critics

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While he hasn't appeared in a movie in over 10 years, Jack Nicholson's six-decade-plus career has made him one of the most famous and acclaimed actors of all time. His performances in films like Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, and Terms of Endearment earned him awards and adulation that has lingered long after he last graced our screens. But surely his film choices can't all be good. So, what are the worst Jack Nicholson movies of all time?

To find out, we consulted Rotten Tomatoes to see how critics have scored every Jack Nicholson film. We sorted by their ratings and headed to the bottom, opting to include any films that earned 65 percent approval or less. Read on to find out which of the movies Nicholson starred in—from ones made before he was famous to his most recent releases—earned him the worst reviews of his career. And for another Best Actor winner's film flops, check out The Worst Anthony Hopkins Movies of All Time, According to Critics.


The Two Jakes (1990)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent


Wolf (1994)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent


Blood and Wine (1996)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent


Studs Lonigan (1960)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60 percent


Ironweed (1987)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58 percent


Mars Attacks! (1996)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent


Hoffa (1992)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52 percent


Heartburn (1986)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45 percent

And for more movie mistakes featuring Nicholson's co-star, find out The Worst Meryl Streep Movies of All Time, According to Critics.


The Last Tycoon (1976)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43 percent


Anger Management (2003)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42 percent


The Bucket List (2007)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 41 percent

And for another star with this film on their résumé, check out The Worst Morgan Freeman Movies of All Time, According to Critics.


The Terror (1963)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 36 percent


How Do You Know (2010)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31 percent

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Hell's Angels on Wheels (1967)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 29 percent


The Evening Star (1996)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22 percent

And for more flawed follow-ups, discover The Worst Movie Sequels of All Time, According to Critics.


The Fortune (1975)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17 percent


Man Trouble (1992)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

And for more of the worst films ever made, discover The Worst Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated.