30. Killing Me Softly (2002)
Chinese-born American Chen Kaige is a very well-respected director. In 1993, Kaige won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for directing Farewell My Concubine. Additionally, Kaige earned praise for his 2002 film Together. Unfortunately, Killing Me Softly was a massive flop. Kaige’s first English-language film, Killing Me Softly is a mess. Starring Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, and Natascha McElhone, the erotic thriller is weighed down by terrible dialogue and shambolic plot twists. Unless you want to waste nearly two hours of your life, you are better off watching Kaige’s foreign films.
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29. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
A Low Down Dirty Shame is a fitting name for this horrific movie. If you make the unfortunate decision to watch the film, you will probably be telling yourself afterwards, “what a shame.” Keenen Ivory Wayans took matters into his own hands with this project — acting as the director, writer, and star. Wayans has directed some hits over the years including In Living Color, Scary Movie, and White Chicks, but he missed the mark with this one. Wayans plays the role of Andre Shame — a detective who has run into a dead end in his investigation of a drug kingpin. The movie lacks the humor typically associated with the Wayans, and also is limited by an egregious use of slow-motion. There is a reason why this film has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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