Special Report

The Worst Gangster Films of All Time

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5. The Last Days of American Crime (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 3.7/10 (10,914 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 22% (451 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (43 reviews)
> Directed by: Olivier Megaton

In the future, three people plot a huge theft before a government-broadcast signal extinguishes crime for good. IndieWire’s David Ehrlich called “The Last Days of American Crime” a “death march of clichés that offers nothing to look at and even less to consider.”

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4. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
> IMDb user rating: 3.7/10 (23,676 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 18% (207,464 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 3% (61 reviews)
> Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

A crime boss (Neal McDonough) won’t let anything stand in his way as he takes over a section of Bangkok. A team led by a martial-arts expert (Robin Shou) and an Interpol agent (Chris Klein) try to stop him. Adapted from a video game, “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li” faltered because of a poor plot and miscast actors. “Vapid and dull,” said Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle.

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3. The Godson (1998)
> IMDb user rating: 3.4/10 (1,478 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 23% (1,072 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (2 reviews)
> Directed by: Bob Hoge

A mob don sends his son to learn the tricks of the organized-crime trade. The comedy starred comic actors Rodney Dangerfield and Dom DeLuise, but even they could not save this film. “Dangerfield and DeLuise are two of my favorite funnymen, but this is so bad I turned it off halfway through,” said Chuck O’Leary of Fantastica Daily.

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2. Mitchell (1975)
> IMDb user rating: 2.6/10 (4,659 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 29% (952 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 0% (2 reviews)
> Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Joe Don Baker, whose righteous rage as Sheriff Buford Pusser made “Walking Tall” a hit, returned in a similar role in “Mitchell,” playing a big-city cop cracking down on drug traffickers. This was not one of director Andrew V. McLaglen’s career highlights, and he’s had a few, including “Shenandoah” and “Chisum.”

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1. Gigli (2003)
> IMDb user rating: 2.5/10 (48,287 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 13% (45,240 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 6% (188 reviews)
> Directed by: Martin Brest

This gangster film that’s also a rom-com featured Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez as the would-be kidnappers of the brother of a federal prosecutor. Critics trashed the film, citing in particular the lack of screen chemistry between Affleck and Lopez. This wasn’t director Martin Brest’s finest hour. He’s helmed four films that have had a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score of 80 percent or higher, including “Midnight Run.” The Oscar-nominated director (for “Scent of a Woman”) won the Razzie for Worst Director in 2004 for “Gigli.”

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