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Good Performances in Subpar Films

by Danny Bailey
Good Performances in Subpar Films by Danny Bailey
Some of these films may not appear subpar to others, but this is my personal opinion. The ratings of these films range from 1-3 stars. Eleanor Bron and Liam Cunningham – A Little Princess Tom Courtenay – A Dandy in Aspic and Operation Crossbow Per Oscarsson – A Dandy in Aspic Per Oscarsson and Erland Josephson – Montenegro Everyone but Demi Moore and Robert Duvall – The Scarlet Letter Peter Capaldi and Denis Lawson – Local Hero Judy Greer, Robert Forster and Shailene Woodley – The Descendants Louise Fletcher – Flowers in the Attic Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon – Crash Remy Girard and Gilles… Read more

Some of these films may not appear subpar to others, but this is my personal opinion. The ratings of these films range from 1-3 stars.

Eleanor Bron and Liam Cunningham – A Little Princess
Tom Courtenay – A Dandy in Aspic and Operation Crossbow
Per Oscarsson – A Dandy in Aspic
Per Oscarsson and Erland Josephson – Montenegro
Everyone but Demi Moore and Robert Duvall – The Scarlet Letter
Peter Capaldi and Denis Lawson – Local Hero
Judy Greer, Robert Forster and Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
Louise Fletcher – Flowers in the Attic
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton
Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon – Crash
Remy Girard and Gilles Pelletier – Jesus of Montreal
Ralph Richardson and Michelle Morgan – Fallen Idol
James Fox – Performance
Eleanor Parker and Darren McGavin – The Man With Golden Arm
Cloris Leachman – The Last Picture Show
Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger – Platoon
Shirley MacClaine – Steel Magnolias
Gene Hackman – Unforgiven and No Way Out
Richard Harris – Unforgiven
Jon Voight and Bruce Dern – Coming Home
Grace Zabriskie and Pat Hingle – Norma Rae
Rod Steiger – In the Heat of the Night
James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster – Field of Dreams
Peter Stomare and Julian Sands – Million Dollar Hotel
Oskar Werner- Decision Before Dawn, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
Peter Fonda – Lilith
Phillip Jackson and Bryan Brown – Give My Regards to Broad Street
Viveca Lindfors – Last Summer in the Hamptons
John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson – Rat Race
Joss Ackland – White Mischief
Gary Oldman and Eric Roberts – Dark Knight
James Woods – The Boost
Brenda Fricker and Christopher Lloyd – Angels in the Outfield
Hal Holbrook – All the Presidents Men and Into the Wild
Raul Julia, John Spencer and Brian Dennehy – Presumed Innocent
Danny Aiello and Frankie Faison – Do the Right Thing
August Schellenberg – Black Robe and The Coffin Affair
Maggie Smith- Hook
Everyone but Larry Pine – Hullabaloo over George and Bonnie’s Pictures
John Marley- Cat Ballou
Alfred Molina – Silk
Jason Isaacs – Sweet November
Michael Jeter and Bill Cobbs – Air Bud
Jon Voight and Mako – Pearl Harbor
John Candy and Donald Sutherland – JFK
Helen Mirren – Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Nigel Hawthorne – Demolition Man
Eugene Lipinski and Eartha Kitt – Harriet the Spy
Genevieve Bujold- Between Sweet and Salt Water, Act Of The Heart and Isabel
Gerard Parkes – Isabel
Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces
Murray Head, Louise Portal, and Gabriel Arcand – The Big Snake of the World
Craig Russell – Outrageous
Jan Rubes – One Magic Christmas
Phil Hartman and Sinbad – Jingle All the Way
Everyone but Keanu Reeves and Denzel Washington – Much Ado About Nothing
Hank Azaria – Now and Then
Graham Greene and Jackie Burroughs – Lost and Delirious
Christopher Plummer – Riel
Martha Burns – Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Patrick Chesnais – Thank You Satan
Steve Zahn and Elizabeth Perkins – Speak
Henry Fonda, Ava Gardner, Shelley Winters and Leslie Neilsen – City on Fire
Martin Balsam – Mitchell
John Carradine – The Unearthly
Stephen Dillane, Stephen Marcus, Len Cariou, Luke Askew, George Asprey and Peter Firth – The Greatest Game Ever Played
Jose Ferrer – Who Has Seen The Wind
Liv Ullmann, Matthieu Carriere and Stephane Audran – The Bay Boy
Non Quebec Actors – Battle Of the Brave
Sam Waterston – Mahoney’s Last Stand
Alan Rachins – Showgirls
Yossi Yadlin – Lies My Father Told Me
Anyone but Sean Combs – A Raisin In The Sun
Serge Hazanivicius, Martin Jarvis and Anthony Higgins – United Passions
Donald Moffat – The Sleep Room

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