What's the Worst That Could Happen? - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

What's the Worst That Could Happen? Reviews

Top Critic
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2001
It's worse than the title suggests.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
June 6, 2001
I'd rather watch a forgotten houseplant dehydrate and die.
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.
June 1, 2001
Suffocated by its own plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 1, 2001
Now and then sputters to comic life but more usually wheezes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 1, 2001
It recalls those ragged '60s caper pics that now seem to congest cable channels in which the leads frequently play second fiddle to nutty supporting players.
June 1, 2001
Unlikely to inspire rioting at the box office, unless it's by people demanding their money back.
June 1, 2001
The movies come out desperate instead of deadpan.
June 1, 2001
What's the worst that could happen? That the summer movie season won't produce a better comedy than this lame Martin Lawrence/Danny DeVito crime caper.
June 1, 2001
The biggest misstep, though, is running the movie's best sight gag into the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 1, 2001
I don't know when a bad movie has made me laugh as much as this one.
June 1, 2001
The stars have no edge to their performances and Worst never comes close to becoming 'best.'
June 1, 2001
Far from amounting to anything at all, except a fretless exercise in low-altitude farce.
June 1, 2001
A dreary walk down comedy's Memory Lane.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 1, 2001
Bland, messy sitcom wastes its cast.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 1, 2001
Leaves moviegoers little to root for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 1, 2001
Despite a good plot idea and some interesting characters, the movie is rarely amusing, because it keeps trying to force the humor.
June 1, 2001
Has too many characters, not enough plot, and a disconnect between the two stars' acting styles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 1, 2001
The film starts out riding a pretty thin premise, totters along on the strength of a few one-liners, then slowly deflates, like a souffle made of synthetic eggs.
May 31, 2001
Answers its own question with botched gags, strained set-pieces, and a confused, upstaged star.
May 31, 2001
Struggles to keep one amused as the premise tries to work in kooky supporting players with fitful success.
May 31, 2001
The movie is a mess.
May 31, 2001
A worst-case comedy that answers its own title question in every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
May 31, 2001
While good casting can't turn a bad script into a great movie, sometimes it can elevate a mediocre script into a watchable, passable movie, which is the case with What's the Worst that Could Happen?
May 31, 2001
The balance of the movie consists of Kevin and Max taking turns zapping each other for the thrill of the sport as the story devolves into a series of wacky set pieces.
May 31, 2001
What's the worst that could happen? This witless mess of a farce starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, that's what.
May 31, 2001
Packed with gratuitous dumb moments.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2001
Veers unsteadily from believable caper to overblown cartoon.
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 31, 2001
An uninvolving bore -- a caper comedy that replaces humor and cleverness with tedium and stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4