Tom Cruise soared to cinematic stardom with the release of Top Gun Maverick, hailed as a beacon of hope for the film industry, dominating the box office in the previous year. Nonetheless, like any seasoned actor, Cruise has seen his fair share of hits and misses in his extensive filmography. When delving into his less successful ventures, you might be surprised to discover which film claims the dubious honor of being his lowest-rated according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Top Gun Maverick, Mission Impossible Fallout, Risky Business, and Collateral stand tall among the cream of the crop in Tom Cruise’s filmography, solidifying his status as one of the finest actors in the annals of cinema. While it’s easy to get lost in discussing his illustrious achievements, Cruise’s career is not without its imperfections.
You might assume that titles like Jack Reacher or The Mummy would be contenders for his least favorably reviewed works, but the truth is quite different. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Cocktail takes the unfortunate distinction of residing at the bottom of Cruise’s filmography. Admittedly, it may not hold a candle to the pinnacle of ’80s cinema, yet a Tomatometer score of 9% feels particularly severe.
In stark contrast, the initial Jack Reacher film boasts a commendable 63% score, earning it a “Fresh” rating. Its sequel, Never Go Back, however, sees a dip to 38%. Fortunately, the Reacher series is now in capable hands, with the Prime Video show emerging as one of the foremost thriller series in the industry. The anticipation for Reacher season 2 is palpable, to say the least.
If you’re on the hunt for the epitome of a monster movie, The Mummy is far from your best bet. This cinematic endeavor gives Cocktail a run for its money in the race for the less-than-enviable title of Tom Cruise’s weakest film, amassing a score of 15%.