The 44 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese

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Most of the greatest film directors in history have swung and missed on occasion.

Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and many other critically acclaimed directors have directed at least one movie that critics tore apart.

For this list, we chose 45 directors who have largely been praised by critics as masters of their craft, and we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to find out which of the films they’ve directed was the most critically panned.

We excluded a number of great directors who did not have a film in their catalog with a critic score under 70%. (Stanley Kubrick, for instance, is not on this list, as his “worst” film, “Eyes Wide Shut,” has a 74% “Fresh” rating on the site.)

Here are the 44 worst movies made by iconic directors, ordered from the (relative) best to worst, according to their critic scores:

SEE ALSO: The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

Alejandro G. Iñárritu — “Biutiful” (2010)

Critic score: 65%

What critics said: “It’s the kind of film that congratulates the viewer on her tolerance for the spectacle of unrelieved misery.” — Slate

Guillermo del Toro — “Blade II” (2002)

Critic score: 57%

What critics said: “The only dread it inspires is in the possibility that its director prefers turning human flesh into CGI-enhanced mush over exploring genuinely frightening material.” — The Village Voice

Sergio Leone — “The Colossus of Rhodes” (1961)

Critic score: 57%

What critics said: “This ludicrous costume epic complete with hambone acting is interesting to film buffs because it is an early work by the king of the spaghetti Westerns, director Sergio Leone.” — TV Guide

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