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All Angelina Jolie Movies Ranked by Tomatometer
After drawing some mainstream attention for her role in the preposterous, very ’90s guilty pleasure Hackers, critical acclaim came for Angelina Jolie with 1998’s Gia. That biopic of the tragic ’70s supermodel was an HBO movie, limiting its reach, but Jolie would only have to wait one more year to cross the megastardom threshold. 1999 not only saw her first box office smash (The Bone Collector, co-starring Denzel Washington), but also her first (and only) Oscar win, as Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted.
After that, it was pedal to the metal for Jolie’s career. Literally, her next role was the grand-theft-auto blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds. She would quickly go on to star as Lara Croft in two Tomb Raider movies, attempt to revive the swords-and-sandals epic with Alexander, and release the action crowd-pleaser Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jolie had her best run with the critics at the end of the 2000s with Wanted, Kung Fu Panda, Beowulf, and A Mighty Heart all released next to each other, all Certified Fresh. In A Mighty Heart, Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan in 2002. The film appeared to mark a new humanitarian drive to part of her work; the specter of war hangs heavy over three movies Jolie has directed since: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and First They Killed My Father.
Jolie was nominated for an Oscar thanks to Changeling, and Salt was a credible action effort, but The Tourist with Johnny Depp in 2010 was a high-profile misfire. Ditto By the Sea, which she directed with then-husband Brad Pitt. But no worries! She’s been accepted with welcoming arms into the Disney family after kickstarting the Disney live-action remake trend through 2014’s Maleficent, as well as its sequel Mistress of Evil. She joins the MCU later this year with Chloé Zhao’s The Eternals, but before that releases, we’re celebrating her birthday by looking back on all Angelina Jolie movies, ranked by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 15085%
Critics Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.
A Cuban tycoon (Antonio Banderas) enters a world of deception after marrying a beautiful mail-order bride (Angelina Jolie) from America.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 16622%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A decertified surgeon (David Duchovny) accepts a job as personal doctor for a Los Angeles mobster (Timothy Hutton) sought by... [More]
Adjusted Score: 15979%
Critics Consensus: Beyond Borders is good-intentioned, but the use of human suffering as a backdrop for a romance comes across as sanctimonious and exploitative.
An American socialite (Angelina Jolie) living in London joins a renegade doctor's (Clive Owen) humanitarian efforts in war-torn nations.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 21586%
Critics Consensus: Even at nearly three hours long, this ponderous, talky, and emotionally distant biopic fails to illuminate Alexander's life.
The young Macedonian king (Colin Farrell) and general leads his army into battle to conquer much of the known world.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 25913%
Critics Consensus: The scenery and the stars are undeniably beautiful, but they can't make up for The Tourist's slow, muddled plot, or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
During an impromptu trip to Europe, a man's (Johnny Depp) flirtation with an alluring stranger (Angelina Jolie) leads to a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26322%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
A beautiful globe-trotter (Angelina Jolie) battles otherworldly creatures for possession of a powerful artifact.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26839%
Critics Consensus: A stylish, but predictable thriller where the only thrills are offered by the sensuous Angelina Jolie.
A top FBI profiler (Angelina Jolie) alienates Montreal detectives as she tries to help them catch a serial killer.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28775%
Critics Consensus: Though the sequel is an improvement over the first movie, it's still lacking in thrills.
A globe-trotter (Angelina Jolie) must find Pandora's box before a maniacal scientist (CiarÃ¡n Hinds) can harness its power for world... [More]
Adjusted Score: 30791%
Critics Consensus: Even though Oscar-bearers Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Duval came aboard for this project, the quality of Gone in 60 Seconds is disappointingly low. The plot line is nonsensical, and even the promised car-chase scenes are boring.
A former thief (Nicolas Cage) must agree to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother (Giovanni Ribisi)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 23858%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A mysterious outsider (Angelina Jolie) encourages four schoolgirls to retaliate against the biology teacher who sexually abuses them.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 30831%
Critics Consensus: Though Jolie is appealing, Life or Something Like It is too contrived and predictable to convincingly convey its message of stopping to smell the roses.
A television reporter (Angelina Jolie) re-examines herself after a homeless seer tells her she has but one week to live.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 32948%
Critics Consensus: A talented cast is wasted on a bland attempt at a suspenseful, serial killer flick.
A quadriplegic detective (Denzel Washington) and a patrol cop (Angelina Jolie) try to catch a killer re-creating grisly crimes.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 30861%
Critics Consensus: Largely lacking the fairytale magic it seeks to conjure, Come Away is an initially intriguing fantasy that never really takes flight.
Eight-year-old Alice and her mischievous brother Peter journey to London to sell a treasured heirloom. Returning home, Alice seeks temporary... [More]
Adjusted Score: 33834%
Critics Consensus: Hackers has a certain stylish appeal, but its slick visuals and appealing young cast can't compensate for a clichÃ©d and disappointingly uninspired story.
A master hacker (Jonny Lee Miller) unites teen computer freaks against an embezzling computer-security agent known as the Plague.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 41017%
Critics Consensus: By the Sea may intrigue celebrity voyeurs or fans of a certain type of arthouse cinema, but for most viewers, its beauty won't be enough to offset its narrative inertia.
A troubled American couple (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt) befriend young newlyweds and local villagers while staying at French seaside... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40719%
Critics Consensus: Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.
A bottom feeder (Will Smith) pretends to be a fearsome shark slayer after the son of a finned hoodlum (Robert... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51741%
Critics Consensus: While it's far from cursed, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil too rarely supports its impressive cast and visuals with enough magical storytelling to justify its existence.
Maleficent encounters a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent... [More]
Adjusted Score: 49857%
Critics Consensus: Solid performances by the leads, but the generic ending needs help.
Two air traffic controllers (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton) who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58616%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives an intense performance, but overall Girl, Interrupted suffers from thin, predictable plotting that fails to capture the power of its source material.
A young woman (Winona Ryder) with a borderline personality disorder stays in a 1960s mental institution for 18 months.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 66470%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie's magnetic performance outshines Maleficent's dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) rises to protect her peaceful forest kingdom from invaders, but a terrible betrayal turns her pure heart... [More]
Adjusted Score: 61557%
Critics Consensus: Though ambitious and confidently directed by Robert De Niro, The Good Shepherd is ultimately a tedious drama that holds few surprises and succumbs to self-seriousness.
During the early years of the Central Intelligence Agency, a founding member (Matt Damon) finds that, as the country slides... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67059%
Critics Consensus: Although this action-romance suffers from weak writing and one too many explosions, the chemistry generated by onscreen couple Pitt and Jolie is palpable enough to make this a thoroughly enjoyable summer action flick.
A husband (Brad Pitt) and wife (Angelina Jolie) are unaware that each is an international assassin who has just been... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62946%
Critics Consensus: It's overly talky, but Playing By Heart benefits from witty insights into modern relationships and strong performances from an esteemed cast.
The lives and loves of three women (Gillian Anderson, Angelina Jolie, Madeleine Stowe) are examined, along with a married couple's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 69907%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.
After a defector accuses her of spying for the Russians, a CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75068%
Critics Consensus: A squarely traditional '90s-style action thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead is elevated by Taylor Sheridan's propulsive direction.
A smoke jumper and a traumatized boy fight for their lives as two relentless assassins pursue them through a raging... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70034%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot and well-acted, Changeling is a compelling story that unfortunately gives in to convention too often.
After her son is kidnapped and later found, a woman (Angelina Jolie) insists that the boy who was returned to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76774%
Critics Consensus: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is slim on plot and characterization, but the visuals more than make up for it.
A daredevil aviator (Jude Law) and an ace reporter (Gwyneth Paltrow) fight an evil mastermind and his army of gigantic... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75528%
Critics Consensus: An uncertain approach to the story's darker themes undermines its emotional stakes, but The One and Only Ivan offers heartwarming entertainment for younger viewers.
A gorilla tries to piece together its past and escape captivity with help from an elephant.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78438%
Critics Consensus: Featuring groundbreaking animation, stunning visuals, and a talented cast, Beowulf has in spades what more faithful book adaptations forget to bring: pure cinematic entertainment.
After destroying the demon Grendel, a mighty warrior (Ray Winstone) faces an even-more-potent enemy in the form of its seductive,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79987%
Critics Consensus: Wanted is stylish, energetic popcorn fare with witty performances from Angelina Jolie (playing an expert assassin), James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman that help to distract from its absurdly over-the-top plot.
After his estranged father is murdered, an office drone (James McAvoy) joins secret assassins who take their orders from Fate... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86346%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie conveys the full emotional range of a woman in a desperate situation in A Mighty Heart, an urgent yet tactful film about a difficult subject.
Mariane Pearl (Angelina Jolie) begins a terrifying search for her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman), after he is kidnapped... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86768%
Critics Consensus: The storyline arc may seem a tad familiar to fans of the original, but Kung Fu Panda 2 offers enough action, comedy, and visual sparkle to compensate.
Po (Jack Black) must unlock secrets of his past in order to defeat a formidable villain who plans to wipe... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94244%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel's narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family.
After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po (Jack Black) must train a village of clumsy pandas to help... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95079%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
Chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, a clumsy panda (Jack Black) must become a martial-arts master and defend his people... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92065%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A 1970s supermodel (Angelina Jolie) embodies glamour but uses drugs to dull the pain of loneliness and despair.... [More]