What's the Worst That Could Happen?
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What's the Worst That Could Happen?
The novel of the same name by crime author Donald E. Westlake becomes this MGM comedy starring Martin Lawrence as Kevin Caffery, a thief who breaks into the supposedly unoccupied beachfront mansion of billionaire Max Fairbanks (Danny De Vito). Max unexpectedly catches the burglar red-handed and summons the police, but before the criminal can be carted off, Max impulsively claims that Kevin's lucky ring is his own. Enraged, Kevin vows revenge on the tycoon, and so begins a game of one-upmanship from which neither party will cease and desist, even when the result becomes public scandal,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's worse than the title suggests."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"This is the kind of do-nothing movie you eventually quit watching on an airplane. Unfortunately, theaters don't supply SkyMall catalogues to take up the slack."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"Well...you could waste a few hours of your life. Does that answer the question?"
‑ John Venable, Supercala.com
"It's hard to imagine that a movie with this cast could come up with so few solid laughs."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"I can't ask much more of a movie from which I expected so much less."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"A pinpoint study in what not to do with an adaptation, as well as in why altering a well-known fictional character to suit a poorly cast star is almost always a bad idea."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Suffocated by its own plot."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"What's the Worst that Could Happen? takes a while to get going, but once it does, it's surprisingly effective, just as long as you appreciate it for what it morphs into - a no-holds-barred wacky comedy."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The film isn't just lightweight, it's weightless. You don't forget it two minutes later; you forget it before it's over."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Rambling, contrived, not very funny."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"I'd rather watch a forgotten houseplant dehydrate and die."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Uncomfortably distasteful at times."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The most pathetic attempt at comedy in a long time."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Relentlessly unfunny."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"Anything titled 'What's the Worst That Could Happen?' practically begs to be skewered with a play on its name."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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