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11 Crappiest Movies of Christian Bale’s Career

By Agent Bedhead | Lists | July 18, 2012 |

By Agent Bedhead | Lists | July 18, 2012 |

As a member of the illustrious Pajiba Ten Hall Of Fame, Christian Bale boasts a huge amount of fans around these parts. He’s also, obviously, still riding high as Batman. Still, Bale made his own fair share of crappy movies throughout his career, and here are the top eleven of them:

Terminator Salvation: Oddly enough, Bale himself ruined this movie by insisting upon massive script rewrites to give his John Connor more screentime. Bad Bale.


Harsh Times: Even with Bale’s talent, he couldn’t pull off a “Hispanic in L.A.” accent, and the dialogue was ridiculous as well.


Equilibrium: Not only was this movie a cheap-looking ripoff of Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451, but Gun-Fu? Really.


Pocahontas: Love can conquer hate. Unfortunately, love cannot counter crappiness.


Public Enemies: Sure, this wasn’t a terrible movie, but with director Michael Mann at the helm, it should have been so much better.


Reign of Fire: Some might say this movie defies critical analysis. Others would say it’s just crappy.


The Portrait of a Lady: Dare I declare that John Malkovich was the one-noted, proverbial weak link here? It pains me to admit as much.


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin: This was easily one of Nicolas Cage’s crappiest films as well. And that’s saying something.


Swing Kids: This movie was historically accurate and, in short, a total mess.


Velvet Goldmine: Loved the soundtrack. Shame about the movie.


Newsies: Yes, I know this movie featured Christian Bale dancing. And I know you loved it. Still, it was a crappy (and cheesy) movie.


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