What's the Worst That Could Happen?
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Talented cast is squandered by an uninvolving script filled with unfunny gags.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's worse than the title suggests.

Paul Tatara

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uncomfortably distasteful at times.

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Robert Koehler

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Suffocated by its own plot.

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John Venable

Well...you could waste a few hours of your life. Does that answer the question?

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

I'd rather watch a forgotten houseplant dehydrate and die.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Now and then sputters to comic life but more usually wheezes along.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
Incredibly dumb, What's the Worst That Could Happen? is complete and utter garbage. Danny DeVito and Martin Lawrence star is a crooked businessman and a… More
Ashton R.
This movie was an absolute waste of time to watch. None of it was even slightly humorous, except for William Fichtner's character, which was a unique and… More
Deb S
The story focuses on a cat and mouse game between a clever thief Kevin (Martin Lawrence), and a crooked business tycoon Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito), who turn… More
Joseph Eastmond
I actually enjoyed it, although there was too many chacthers, the plot was loose, and it wasn't as funny as you'd expect, but I still liked it, Sort… More