They Can’t All Be Great
Tom Hanks may be the best-loved American actor currently working, with more than 80 movies and counting to his credit. With the combination of his nice-guy rep, his comedic chops, and some now-classic films, it’s a wonder his face isn’t on our currency. Of course, he’s also human, and has frequently said he hates watching his own movies. Audiences and critics are divided about his recent performance as Colonel Parker in "Elvis." While some have praised his commitment to the role, Rex Reed said in his review for the Observer: "Balding and bloated, Hanks is a grotesque lampoon of everything from Tennessee Williams’ Big Daddy to Colonel Sanders of fried chicken fame, padded beyond recognition and disfigured by a mass of prosthetics." (If you're wondering, the movie scored 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.) He might have more success in January with "A Man Called Otto" based on the New York Times best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” about a grumpy old man who delights in being nasty to his neighbors until he befriends a very pregnant next door resident. Whether that's a hit or miss, here are some of Hanks' flops, ranked by percentage of positive critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.