Adam Sandler often has the last laugh when it comes to box office results, but that hasn’t stopped critics and audiences alike from skewering his works. His new comedy, "Blended," is just the latest derided film (the New York Times warns “it will make your children stupid”) in a once-thriving career.
Click through for Sandler’s 10 worst movies ever.
“Jack and Jill” (2011)
Adam Sandler plays not one but TWO annoying characters in “Jack and Jill,” the worst reviewed movie of Sandler’s career, not to mention the first film ever to sweep all 10 categories of the Razzies.
“You Don’t Mess With the Zohan”
This movie was a mess, alright. Sandler’s fourth collaboration with director Dennis Dugan is arguably his dumbest.
“Grown Ups 2” (2013)
As Variety’s Andrew Barker put it best, Sandler’s first-ever sequel is “among the slackest, laziest, least movie-like movies released by a major studio in the last decade.”
“Just Go With It” (2011)
Sandler returns to Hawaii, where he struck gold opposite Drew Barrymore in “50 First Dates,” but this 2004 miss felt like a vacation from comedy.
“The Waterboy” (1998)
Sandler followed up one of his best pics, “The Wedding Singer,” with this 1998 fumblerooski. The movie, co-starring Kathy Bates, is one of the worst things to happen to football since the dancing robot on Fox.
“Little Nicky” (2000)
It’s only fitting that Sandler plays the youngest son of the devil as it was hell sitting through “Little Nicky.” From the scrunched-up Popeye face to the baby voice, everything about his character, who’s sent on a mission to New York to retrieve his disloyal brothers, left audiences shaking their heads.
“A problematic attempt at contempo social comedy from an insular point of view, ‘Spanglish’ feels several drafts away from a lucid piece of storytelling,” wrote Variety’s Todd McCarthy . Although the dramedy — James L. Brooks’ first film in seven years — isn’t your typical Sandler movie, it suffers from a similar problem: it’s shapeless.
Home viewers were likely fast-forwarding this movie about Sandler fast-forwarding through his life.
“Bedtime Stories” (2008)
Although it’s the least offensive film of the bunch, “Bedtime Stories” is still objectively terrible.
Even director Ernest Dickerson dislikes this pic. “I’d like to just erase that whole experience,” he said a few years after its 1996 release. According to Dickerson, the movie was “castrated” because it was shot as an R-rated film, but cut as PG-13 to appease studio demands.