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What's the Worst That Could Happen? Reviews

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September 2, 2016
Loved the book, and laughed out loud during movie- enjoyable and fun!
½ June 3, 2016
Not as bad as it could have been, but nowhere near as good as it should have been, given the stellar comic cast. The film actually boasts a decent script with character development, a sense of pace and some well-drawn supporting roles. The star in this case is Martin Lawrence, who is not only thoroughly upstaged by nemesis Danny DeVito but is completely boxed out of his comfort zone for broad physical comedy. This dispensable comedy has a few unexpectedly loopy surprises, including an outlandishly gay detective (played by versatile actor William Fichtner), who loves the Ice Capades but loathes insurance fraud. Lawrence and DeVito are good, but these are essentially the same characters they're always playing: The bitter rich guy and the smooth con-man. And the story, based on the novel by acclaimed crime novelist Donald Westlake, seems as though it was initially played straight in the book, with the jokes added once Lawrence joined the cast. This sometimes funny but ultimately convoluted movie would have benefited enormously from letting Lawrence loose. This frothy little crime comedy isn't half bad, bubbling with caper-farce energy supplied by a game ensemble cast and a source novel by prolific pulp writer Donald E. Westlake. Among the disconnected scenes are a few that are downright hilarious, and the actors do their best to rise above disjointed material.

VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)
December 12, 2015
What's the Worst That Could Happen? é uma adaptação de Matthew Chapman vagamente baseado no livro de mesmo nome de Donald E. Westlake, dirigido por Sam Weisman. Martin Lawrence é Kevin Caffrey, um ladrão profissional tentando ganhar a vida. Danny DeVito é Max Fairbanks, um rico homem de negócios à beira da ruína financeira. Quando Kevin é preso ao tentar roubar Fairbanks, Fairbanks vira o jogo com o suposto ladrão roubando seu anel premiado. Em uma reviravolta irônica, o milionário que tem tudo isso acaba roubado um ladrão por puro esporte. Mas Kevin e Fairbanks são teimosos, e não vão deixar o assunto morrer. O que se segue é uma batalha de atos vingativo, com cada homem determinado a tirar o anel do outro a qualquer custo. A comedia é incansavelmente sem graça, surpreendentemente curta nos risos. A noção de um bandido sendo roubado durante um assalto, parece engraçado o suficiente, mas algo saiu errado, tragicamente na execução, e o resultado é um filme seco, sem senso de humor, cheio de personagens desagradáveis que ninguém poderia amar ou até mesmo odiar.
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½ July 6, 2015
Incredibly dumb, What's the Worst That Could Happen? is complete and utter garbage. Danny DeVito and Martin Lawrence star is a crooked businessman and a petty criminal who get into a no-holds-barred grudge match over a lucky ring. The performances are just awful and the plot makes no sense. Most of the jokes fall flat and the characters aren't that likable. What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a horrible film in which nothing works.
June 13, 2015
Despite having a talented cast, this "heist comedy" is a drag that doesn't provide many laughs.
June 7, 2015
cast is wasted in an unfunny meandering waste of a film
½ May 13, 2015
What's the Worst that Could Happen? is one of the worst buddy comedies I've ever seen, with barely any chemistry between Danny DeVito and Martin Lawrence, a boring and repetitive story, bland and annoying characters, and extremely unfunny hijink sequences, this is a comedy disaster.
Martin Lawrence plays Kevin, a thief who ransacks a greedy millionaire, Max Fairbanks', estate and believes that his ring, given to him by his girlfriend, has been stolen by Max, who claims it was his all along. The rest is extremely repetitive and dumb scenes where Kevin and his friends attempt to take it back and make Max look like a bumbling idiot in public.
The film gets extremely tedious and old by the half hour mark. Every character in the film is extremely annoying and unlikable, the story has nothing to do it rather than DeVito getting fooled by thieves. The title should give it away, the worst that could happen is wasting your time on this stinker.
January 26, 2015
Painfully flat and unfunny.
August 11, 2014
(First and only viewing - 10/24/2008)
May 14, 2014
This movie answers it's own title.
February 4, 2014
I suppose the worst that could happen is good actors are wasted on an uninspired movie like this. Danny Devito and Martin Lawrence can be very funny, but these characters and this script limit them. John Leguizamo and Bernie Mac should round a strong cast, but mostly they go to waste as well. The plot of a homeowner of a burgled house robbing the burglar is one note; nothing of any consequence builds off it. One mildly ironic plot device stretches out over 90 minutes rather than building a more complex situation. Devito's character is not an ideal setup man for Martin Lawrence and his shtick. It is harmless fun, but the sprinkling of cheap light laughs stretches too thin.
½ January 16, 2014
~2. had it's moments but not very funny overall
June 30, 2013
Another poor comedy and total waste of time - has some scarce jokes but apart from that flat story and boring !
June 5, 2013
funny from time to time.
March 8, 2013
One of my favorites as a kid.
February 17, 2013
"What's the Worst That Could Happen" is a stupid comedy, but an entertaining one.
½ January 22, 2013
Not a terrible film, but I absolutely could not accept the premise. I know where the characters were coming from... but no. Some cons are worthwhile and the cast is made up of some very talented character actors. This is a film you watch on cable once and instantly forget. Despite playing a terrible character, I did like Danny DeVito in this. This could also be the best role I've EVER seen William Fichtner in.
September 29, 2012
not a great movie, but William Fichtner is hilarious and makes it worth watching. Supporting performances fro John Leguizamo and Bernie Mac don't hurt either. Give it a try!
½ September 28, 2012
Me biased towards Martin Lawrence!
June 4, 2012
no info = no interest
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