What's the Worst That Could Happen? Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Uncomfortably distasteful at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
September 23, 2006
Well...you could waste a few hours of your life. Does that answer the question?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 26, 2003
What's the Worst that Could Happen? takes a while to get going, but once it does, it's surprisingly effective, just as long as you appreciate it for what it morphs into - a no-holds-barred wacky comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
The most pathetic attempt at comedy in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
January 31, 2002
It's hard to imagine that a movie with this cast could come up with so few solid laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 18, 2002
The film isn't just lightweight, it's weightless. You don't forget it two minutes later; you forget it before it's over.
| Original Score: 4/10
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 30, 2001
Relentlessly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 13, 2001
I can't ask much more of a movie from which I expected so much less.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
June 25, 2001
Rambling, contrived, not very funny.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
June 14, 2001
Anything titled 'What's the Worst That Could Happen?' practically begs to be skewered with a play on its name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 12, 2001
It's worse than the title suggests.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
June 11, 2001
A pinpoint study in what not to do with an adaptation, as well as in why altering a well-known fictional character to suit a poorly cast star is almost always a bad idea.
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
June 8, 2001
An inane hodgepodge of heist comedy and sluggish romance, with only a few flashes of anything resembling funny.
| Original Score: 1/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 7, 2001
Neither the disaster its title indicates nor the cheap laugh-fest that the presence of Martin Lawrence would imply.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 6, 2001
I'd rather watch a forgotten houseplant dehydrate and die.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 4, 2001
Bumbles along from scene to scene without developing any suspense or comic momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
June 4, 2001
This is the kind of do-nothing movie you eventually quit watching on an airplane. Unfortunately, theaters don't supply SkyMall catalogues to take up the slack.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
June 4, 2001
A mixed bag of hit-and-miss jokes.
Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine
June 4, 2001
Answers its own eponymous question time and again by straddling the unamusing and the offensive.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
June 2, 2001
Doesn't have much to show at all, concept-, laugh-, or even logic-wise.
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