• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sam Weisman
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 1, 2002
  • MGM

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What's the Worst That Could Happen? Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uncomfortably distasteful at times.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 29, 2010
John Venable
Supercala.com

Well...you could waste a few hours of your life. Does that answer the question?

Full Review Source: Supercala.com | Original Score: 5/10

September 23, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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 Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

The most pathetic attempt at comedy in a long time.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2003
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

It's hard to imagine that a movie with this cast could come up with so few solid laughs.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 55/100

January 31, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

January 18, 2002
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

Relentlessly unfunny.

Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment | Original Score: 3/10

September 30, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

I can't ask much more of a movie from which I expected so much less.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B-

July 13, 2001
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Rambling, contrived, not very funny.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 25, 2001
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Anything titled 'What's the Worst That Could Happen?' practically begs to be skewered with a play on its name.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 14, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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It's worse than the title suggests.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2001
Robert Koehler
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 11, 2001
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com

An inane hodgepodge of heist comedy and sluggish romance, with only a few flashes of anything resembling funny.

| Original Score: 1/4

June 8, 2001
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Neither the disaster its title indicates nor the cheap laugh-fest that the presence of Martin Lawrence would imply.

June 7, 2001
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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I'd rather watch a forgotten houseplant dehydrate and die.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 6, 2001
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Bumbles along from scene to scene without developing any suspense or comic momentum.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2001
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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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.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

June 4, 2001
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

A mixed bag of hit-and-miss jokes.

Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY)

June 4, 2001
Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine

Answers its own eponymous question time and again by straddling the unamusing and the offensive.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 4, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Doesn't have much to show at all, concept-, laugh-, or even logic-wise.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

June 2, 2001
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