Thursday, April 18

Dave Bautista’s Worst Movies

Dave Bautista is often discussed as one of the most successful wrestler-turned-actors, and that’s because he has been involved in a variety of fantastic movies that have ended up becoming iconic parts. There’s no doubt that Bautista has truly established himself as an excellent actor, but that doesn’t mean all of his performances have been perfect.


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Throughout his career the Animal has been involved in some movies that simply haven’t gone down well both critically and commercially. Some of those weaker movies took place early in his career when he was trying to establish his name, others came later on and showcased that nobody can have a career without flops.


10 Dave Bautista Acted & Produced Bushwick

Box Office: $67.8K


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

August 25, 2017

48%

31%


Dave Bautista is a war veteran in this movie who ends up having Lucy hide in his basement after Texas declares war on the United States. She attempts to find and rescue other members of her family, with Bautista’s character being the one who helps her achieve that goal.


The movie does bring a lot of intense moments, and does have a lot of positives to takeaway. Bautista’s own performance is a strong one, but it didn’t hold up against some of his other movies.

9 His Role In The Warriors Gate Wasn’t Loved

Box Office: $3.5M


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

November 18, 2016

44%

27%


“Warriors Gate” blends action with the world of fantasy, which isn’t a genre that Dave Bautista typically taps into, and is something that didn’t prove to be a massive hit for him. This movie was released in China, and allowed Bautista to portray the villain who spent time poisoning any warrior that came his way.

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The focus of the movie was the lead character attempting to take him down, and while it does create an engaging plot it did not prove to be a major success for him.

8 Critics And Audiences Were Split On Stuber

Box Office: $22.4M


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

July 12, 2019

42%

79%


Sometimes there are movies that critics aren’t completely sold on that prove to be hits with audiences around the world, and that was the case with “Stuber.” Ultimately, it is the fans that any movie is trying to service, therefore Dave Bautista likely sees this movie as a success story.


This one is a traditional buddy cup film that does a great job of blending comedy and action. Bautista plays a detective who ends up getting an Uber driver who is desperate for a good rating to help him chase down a criminal, with the two becoming friends along the journey.

7 He Showcased His Fighting Skills In Kickboxer: Vengeance

Box Office: $287.7K


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

September 30, 2016

41%

44%


Dave Bautista plays a feared fighter in this movie who ends up murdering someone during one fight. That leads to his brother attempting to train in a bid for vengeance against Bautista, setting him up as a final boss-style character at the same time.


There are some positives from this one, mainly due to the fight scenes themselves as they are impressively put together. Bautista works well in this intimidating role, but the movie itself lacks a lot in the story and emotions department.

6 Dave Bautista Was Out To Hijack Things In Heist

Box Office: $47.2K


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

November 13, 2015

30%

41%


“Heist” might have featured the legendary Robert De Niro, but that doesn’t mean that success is guaranteed, which people found out. In this movie, Dave Bautista works alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character as they attempt to rob a gangster, which doesn’t go to plan.


They then attempt a different hijacking, with this being the main focus of the movie. However, it doesn’t provide the level of excitement that is required to create an engaging movie that would be unforgettable.

Box Office: $1.8M


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

July 2, 2019

25%

11%


Dave Bautista was on hand once again to play the role of Trent DeRosa in this movie, which was the third installment in the franchise. While this is a trilogy that does feature some big names such as Sylvester Stallone and 50 Cent, it has not ever proven to be a big hit, which is largely down to the overall movie quality.

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While Bautista tries his best here, the movie itself is another that lacks much thrill or excitement and instead tends to operate as a rather basic rescue movie with plenty of action taking place.

4 Marauders Was A Crime Thriller That Lacked The Thrill

Box Office: $1M


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

July 1, 2016

22%

19%


“Marauders” is another movie that didn’t manage to connect with either audiences or critics, largely because it was viewed as boring by people. While Dave Bautista and Bruce Willis certainly brought plenty of star power to this, the plot itself was rather dull.


Bautista takes up the role of an FBI agent in this one, being part of the team that is trying to capture those who were involved in a heist, all the while questioning whether there is a bigger conspiracy at play.

3 Bautista Appeared In Escape Plan 2: Hades

Box Office: $17.6 M


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

June 29, 2018

7%

15%


Being able to star in a movie alongside a legendary name like Sylvester Stallone might seem like a surefire way to success, but that wasn’t the case with “Escape Plan 2: Hades.” This movie didn’t go down well, with Stallone’s character putting together a team to break into a prison.


The movie did bring some twists and turns to try and keep people hooked, the problem was that the story fell flat, and none of the performances were particularly memorable, with this being seen as even weaker than the original.

2 He Starred Alongside RVD In The Wrong Side Of Town

Box Office: N/A

Wrong Side Of Town


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

February 23, 2010

N/A

16%


This was one of Dave Bautista’s first ventures into the world of acting, and is likely a movie that a lot of people haven’t seen. However, for wrestling fans it provides a lot of fun due to the fact the other lead role is taken up by RVD, bringing plenty for fans to enjoy as they see the two men flex their acting muscles.

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It was a direct-to-DVD movie, which is why it’s not one of Bautista’s most well-known, but it does feature a lot of great action scenes. Bautista’s character has his family targeted, which leads him into the underground world with criminals which isn’t what he’s used to as a Navy Seal.

1 L.A. Slasher Wasn’t A Hit

Box Office: $2.4K

Dave Bautista in LA Slasher Cropped


Release Date

Critics Score

Audience Score

June 26, 2015

0%

7%


A movie getting a 0% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes is a damning review, and this is one that audiences seemingly agree with as 7% is hardly a vote of confidence. Of course, given the title, it is no surprise that this movie focuses on the lead character being a murderer who opts to target different reality television stars.


Dave Bautista enters the movie as a drug dealer, and while his performance is fine the movie was not a hit. This one focuses on trying to provide social satire, but often falls short of the mark and is one that Bautista would likely prefer people forgot about.

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