The 10 worst films of 2011, according to the popular movie-review Web site Rotten Tomatoes, are as follow:
1. 'Jack and Jill'
Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino
Director: Dennis Dugan
Jack and Jill is a comedy that focuses on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), who is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles and has a beautiful wife and children. However, he dreads his identical twin sister, whose passive-aggressiveness is maddening.
The film received a very negative review. It scored a 3 percent rotten approval rating, based on 86 reviews, and scored 2.6 on 10. Despite the score, it opened in second place at the box office, collecting over $25 million.
2. 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son'
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Ana Ortiz, Tony Curran and Faizon Love
Director: John Whitesell
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (also known Big Momma's House 3) was a sequel to Big Momma's House (2000) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006). The story follows Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) and his stepson (Brandon T. Jackson) as they go undercover at an all-girls school for the performing arts to flush out a killer. The film received a 5 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 58 reviews, and an average score of 2.6/10.
3. 'The Roommate'
Starring: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Danneel Harris, Katerina Graham and Nina Dobrev
Director: Christian E. Christiansen
A thriller, written by Sonny Mallhi, The Roommate is an unofficial remake of Single White Female (1992) and focuses on emotionally unstable college freshman Rebecca (Leighton Meester), who grows obsessed with her unsuspecting roommate Sara (Minka Kelly).
The movie received several negative reviews upon release and according to Rotten Tomatoes devoid of chills, thrills, or even cheap titillation, The Roommate isn't even bad enough to be good. The film received a 4 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 82 reviews, and an average score of 2.8/10.
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello and Sigourney Weaver
Director: John Singleton
An American action-thriller, The Abduction revolves around a teenager (Taylor Lautner) who finds his parents are not really his, when he sees photographs of himself as a baby, on a Web site for missing people.
The critical reception of the film was very negative. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was a soulless and incompetent action/thriller that not even a veteran lead actor could save, let alone Taylor Lautner. The film received a 4 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 93 reviews, and an average score of 3.2/10.
Starring: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman
Director: Joel Schumacher
Trespass was an American psychological thriller written by Eli Richbourg and Karl Gajdusek and directed by Joel Schumacher, who last directed box office flops Twelve (2010) and Blood Creek (2009).
The story plots a wealthy family's fight against a gang of ruthless criminals during a violent home invasion. The film received a 10 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 67 reviews, and an average score of 3.4/10.
6. 'Season of the Witch'
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Robert Sheehan and Stephen Graham
Director: Dominic Sena
Season of the Witch was a supernatural action film that received a 10 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 111 reviews, and an average score of 3.6/10.
Reuters reported that the blending of road movie and buddy film with supernatural thriller and period drama... has critics wondering if it will be a hit or miss for an actor [Cage] who divides audiences and exasperates even his most loyal fans.
7. 'Red Riding Hood'
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Red Riding Hood was an American dark fantasy film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film shows Valerie's (Amanda Seyfried) romantic entanglement with an orphaned woodcutter, in a medieval village haunted by a werewolf. It received an 11 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 186 reviews, and an average score of 3.7/10.
Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Steffiana De La Cruz and Donnie Wahlberg
Director: Frank Coraci
The Zookeeper also featured the voice talents of Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Jude Apatow and Cher. However, the attempted comedy feature couldn't deliver what was expected and received a 14 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 121 reviews, and an average score of 3.4/10.
Rotten Tomatoes said Zookeeper smothers Kevin James' inherent likability with its sodden script and a surfeit of jokes that might be inappropriate for the young viewers intrigued by its juvenile storyline.
Starring: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q
Director: Scott Stewart
Priest was an American post-apocalyptic science-fiction thriller that revolved around a legendary warrior priest from the last Vampire Wars, who now lives in obscurity among other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church.
The film received a 17 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 90 reviews, and an average score of 4/10.
10. 'Just Go With It'
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Dan Patrick, Brooklyn Decker and Dave Matthews
Director: Dennis Dugan
A romantic-comedy, Just Go With It revolved around a plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) convincing his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife, in order to cover up a careless lie he told his much-younger girlfriend.
The film received a 19 percent rotten approval rating from critics, based on 130 reviews, and an average score of 3.8/10.