Joe Roth - Rotten Tomatoes

Joe Roth

Highest Rated:   91% Enemies, a Love Story (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
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A onetime communications major at Boston University, producer/director Joe Roth worked as a production assistant with several San Francisco-based film companies. Utilizing several of the improvisational comics who had worked with him at Los Angeles' Pitchel Players (he ran lights while they got laughs), Roth produced an inexpensive "TV of the future" spoof called Tunnelvision. The film did well on its first release in 1976, and even better in later years by virtue of its stars-in-the-making cast, which included Chevy Chase, Betty Thomas, Howard Hesseman, and Ron Silver. After several years' worth of low-budget but high-grossing films like Bachelor Party (1984) and Moving Violations (1986), Roth made his directing bow with Streets of Gold (1986). Forming Morgan Creek productions with partner Jim Robinson, Roth continued his winning box-office record with such films as Young Guns (1988) and Dead Ringers (1989). In 1989, Roth made Coupe de Ville. That same year, he became chairman of 20th Century Fox's theatrical film division, toting up more hits (White Men Can't Jump, Die Hard 2, Sleeping With the Enemy) than misses (Barton Fink). His last months at Fox were marred with disappointments like Toys (1992) and Hoffa (1992), but Roth had gained a strong reputation for having the uncanny knack for attracting and mollifying some of the biggest and most difficult talents in Hollywood; one magazine characterized him as "filmmaker friendly." From Fox, Roth moved to Disney's Caravan Pictures unit, raking in the bucks with productions like Angels in the Outfield (1994). In September of 1994, Joe Roth replaced Jeffrey Katzenberg as Disney CEO, and in so doing became the first director ever to hold that position in a major studio; he proved his worthiness for that position almost instantly with the smash Yuletide release The Santa Clause (1994).Producing a number of moderately successful films through the latter 1990s, Roth returned to the director's chair in 2001 with America's Sweethearts. Scripted and produced by Billy Crystal, America's Sweethearts spun the humorous tale of a movie star couple's bitter split on the eve of embarking on a press junket to promote their latest film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage
  • Producer
2017
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Producer
2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War
  • Producer
2016
43% Miracles from Heaven
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet Brilliance
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Gray Man
  • Producer
2016
42% In the Heart of the Sea
  • Producer
2015
50% Maleficent
  • Producer
2014
63% Million Dollar Arm
  • Producer
2014
47% Heaven Is for Real
  • Producer
2014
20% Sabotage
  • Producer
2014
59% Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Producer
2013
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
  • Producer
2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Producer
2012
52% Knight & Day
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2010
52% Alice in Wonderland
  • Producer
2010
79% The Great Debaters
  • Producer
2007
12% Little Man
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2006
23% Freedomland
  • Director
2006
53% An Unfinished Life
  • Executive Producer
2005
5% Christmas With the Kranks
  • Director
2004
31% The Forgotten
  • Producer
2004
35% Mona Lisa Smile
  • Executive Producer
2003
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Executive Producer
2003
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Executive Producer
2003
43% Anger Management
  • Producer
2003
33% Tears of the Sun
  • Executive Producer
2003
32% America's Sweethearts
  • Director
2001
15% Tomcats
  • Executive Producer
2001
32% Before and After
  • Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet Tunnel Vision (Tunnelvision)
  • Player-Announcer
  • Producer
1995
80% While You Were Sleeping
  • Producer
1995
29% Heavyweights (Heavy Weights)
  • Producer
1995
9% The Jerky Boys
  • Producer
1995
15% Houseguest
  • Producer
1995
0% A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • Producer
1994
35% Angels in the Outfield
  • Producer
1994
20% I Love Trouble
  • Producer
1994
40% Angie
  • Executive Producer
1994
40% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill
  • Producer
1994
31% The Three Musketeers
  • Producer
1993
43% Pacific Heights
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1990
55% The Exorcist III
  • Executive Producer
1990
35% Young Guns II
  • Executive Producer
1990
0% Coupe de Ville
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1990
36% Nightbreed
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1990
20% Renegades
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1989
36% Skin Deep
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1989
91% Enemies, a Love Story
  • Executive Producer
1989
83% Dead Ringers
  • Producer
1988
40% Young Guns
  • Producer
1988
7% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet P.K. and the Kid
  • Producer
1987
31% Streets of Gold
  • Director
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Where the River Runs Black
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Off Beat
  • Producer
1986
29% Final Terror
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet Moving Violations
  • Producer
1985
52% Bachelor Party
  • Executive Producer
1984
80% The Stone Boy
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Producer
1981
No Score Yet Americathon
  • Producer
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer

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