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All Brendan Fraser Movies, Ranked by Tomatometer

Like a defrosted caveman, Brendan Fraser arrived out of nowhere when he starred as the titular Encino Man in 1992. The Paleolithic cult movie is a prototypical ’90s comedy: It’s broad, goofy, and Pauly Shore is never more than 10 feet away off-camera. Airheads and George of the Jungle were more in that ’90s style, while 1998’s Gods and Monsters showed off Fraser’s range. (Though School Ties, released the same year as Encino Man, had already proven some dramatic chops.) The Mummy turned Fraser into an international star, with the 1999 blockbuster remembered fondly today.

But flops began to mount (Monkeybone, Dudley Do-Right, Looney Tunes: Back in Action), and though Fraser was in Best Picture-winner Crash, so was half of Hollywood. Even The Mummy unraveled: The box office returns for Returns were good, but the Rachel Weisz-less Tomb of the Dragon Emperor bombed, killing the franchise in 2008. By 2010, we were witnessing Fraser getting blasted by skunks in Furry Vengeance and yelling ‘Miley Cyrus!’ as an expletive. After 2013’s Gimme Shelter, Fraser seemed to be no longer cast in movies.

At the end of the decade, Fraser’s voice was being heard again. He was Robotman in DC Comics’ series Titans. Well-received by fans, Robotman got upgraded to main status in spin-off Doom Patrol. Along with a recurring role in The Affair‘s third season, Fraser’s re-appearance made audiences wonder about the likable, genial actor’s long absence. The question was answered in a 2018 GQ interview, where Fraser alleges he was sexually assaulted in 2003 by Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and was subsequently blacklisted by the industry for speaking out.

From this revelation (and more, like a contentious divorce, surgeries from doing stunt work, and the death of his mother), Fraser has emerged as a populist figure in the celebrity world, one whose fans are drawn to because of his survival through mistreatment and struggle. Like Britney Spears (whose conservatorship battle is documented in Framing Britney Spears), Fraser was once mocked and laughed at, but is now generating easy and eager goodwill after cultural re-examination of victimhood and predatory showbiz behavior. Directors seem glad Fraser’s around again: Steven Soderbergh put him on-screen in No Sudden Move, Fraser’s first Certified Fresh movie in 17 years. And the comeback continues with his casting in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Now, we’re ranking all Brendan Fraser movies by Tomatometer!

#34

The Poison Rose (2019)
0%

#34
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A hard-drinking detective takes on what looks to be a routine missing person case, only to be drawn into a... [More]

#33

Furry Vengeance (2010)
7%

#33
Adjusted Score: 10269%
Critics Consensus: A thin premise stretched far beyond serviceable length, Furry Vengeance subjects Brendan Fraser -- and the audience -- to 92 minutes of abuse.
Synopsis: When Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) takes a job overseeing the construction of a supposedly "green" housing development in the Oregon... [More]
Directed By: Roger Kumble

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 12519%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Connie (Ricki Lake), unwed and pregnant, is heading to Boston by train when she meets wealthy newlyweds Hugh (Brendan Fraser)... [More]
Directed By: Richard Benjamin

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 10885%
Critics Consensus: The Air I Breathe is a jumbled indie production that accomplishes little save for the squandering of a talented cast.
Synopsis: Four stories are linked by a Chinese proverb and overlapping characters. A usually unadventurous man (Forest Whitaker) loses big on... [More]
Directed By: Jieho Lee

#30
Adjusted Score: 19387%
Critics Consensus: With middling CG effects and a distinct lack of fun, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor finds the series past its prime.
Synopsis: Cursed by a devious sorceress, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his vast army lie buried in clay for... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen

#29

The Nut Job (2014)
13%

#29
Adjusted Score: 16697%
Critics Consensus: Hampered by an unlikable central character and source material stretched too thin to cover its brief running time, The Nut Job will provoke an allergic reaction in all but the least demanding moviegoers.
Synopsis: After he accidentally destroys the winter food supply of his fellow Liberty Park residents, Surly (Will Arnett), a squirrel, is... [More]
Directed By: Peter Lepeniotis

#28

Dudley Do-Right (1999)
16%

#28
Adjusted Score: 16256%
Critics Consensus: Gags aren't that funny.
Synopsis: Based on the cartoon, this live-action comedy follows the adventures of Dudley Do-Right (Brendan Fraser), an enthusiastic, if somewhat dim,... [More]
Directed By: Hugh Wilson

#27

With Honors (1994)
19%

#27
Adjusted Score: 19271%
Critics Consensus: While it's admittedly well-meaning, With Honors handles its themes in strictly remedial fashion.
Synopsis: Academia meets street smarts when Monty Kessler (Brendan Fraser), a graduate student struggling to finish his program, loses his thesis... [More]
Directed By: Alek Keshishian

#26

Encino Man (1992)
15%

#26
Adjusted Score: 14428%
Critics Consensus: Encino Man isn't the first unabashedly silly comedy to embrace its stupidity and amass a cult following, but whether or not it works for you will largely be determined by your tolerance for Pauly Shore.
Synopsis: California teen Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is digging a pit for a pool in his backyard when he happens upon... [More]
Directed By: Les Mayfield

#25

Monkeybone (2001)
19%

#25
Adjusted Score: 23229%
Critics Consensus: Though original and full of bizarre visuals, Monkeybone is too shapeless a movie, with unengaging characters and random situations that fail to build up laughs.
Synopsis: Slipping into a coma following a freakish accident, cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser) finds himself in an incredible fantasy world... [More]
Directed By: Henry Selick

#24

The Scout (1994)
25%

#24
Adjusted Score: 25801%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Al Percolo (Albert Brooks), a scout for the New York Yankees, is sent to Mexico after his latest prospect (Michael... [More]
Directed By: Michael Ritchie

#23

HairBrained (2013)
22%

#23
Adjusted Score: 18980%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A brilliant teen (Alex Wolff) and a 41-year-old gambling addict (Brendan Fraser) become unlikely buddies at college.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Kent

#22

Airheads (1994)
25%

#22
Adjusted Score: 25651%
Critics Consensus: There's a biting satire that keeps threatening to burst out of the well-cast Airheads, but unfortunately, the end result lives down to its title in the most unfortunate ways.
Synopsis: Three aspiring rock musicians -- Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Pip (Adam Sandler) and Rex (Steve Buscemi) -- are determined to have... [More]
Directed By: Michael Lehmann

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 33471%
Critics Consensus: Despite a timely topic and a pair of heavyweight leads, Extraordinary Measures never feels like much more than a made-for-TV tearjerker.
Synopsis: John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) is a man on the corporate fast-track, with a beautiful wife (Keri Russell) and three children.... [More]
Directed By: Tom Vaughan

#20

Gimme Shelter (2014)
28%

#20
Adjusted Score: 30738%
Critics Consensus: In spite of its obvious good intentions -- and the compelling true story that inspired it -- the heavy-handed Gimme Shelter can't overcome its cliche-riddled script.
Synopsis: A pregnant teen (Vanessa Hudgens) learns to break the bonds of her past and embrace her future after taking refuge... [More]
Directed By: Ron Krauss

#19

The Last Time (2006)
35%

#19
Adjusted Score: 29595%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ted Riker (Michael Keaton), a hard-driving high-tech salesman, mentors the less experienced Jamie Bashant (Brendan Fraser) in the art of... [More]
Directed By: Michael Caleo

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 34993%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On the planet Baab, dashing astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero and master of daring rescues. However,... [More]
Directed By: Cal Brunker

#17

Inkheart (2008)
39%

#17
Adjusted Score: 43883%
Critics Consensus: Heavy on cliches and light on charm, this kid-lit fantasy-adventure doesn't quite get off the ground.
Synopsis: Mo (Brendan Fraser) and his daughter, Meggie, have the ability to bring storybook characters to life just by reading aloud.... [More]
Directed By: Iain Softley

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 23612%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A family wrestles with doubts after tests determine a daughter's (Jennifer Beals) unborn child will probably be homosexual.... [More]
Directed By: Ross Marks

#15
Adjusted Score: 31804%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Desire torments a former cultist (Brendan Fraser) taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman (Ashley Judd) whose... [More]
Directed By: Philip Ridley

#14

A Case of You (2013)
47%

#14
Adjusted Score: 42798%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Rejected by the girl of his dreams, a writer (Justin Long) creates an online alter ego that makes her fall... [More]
Directed By: Kat Coiro

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 51468%
Critics Consensus: In The Mummy Returns, the special effects are impressive, but the characters seem secondary to the computer generated imagery.
Synopsis: Ten years after the events of the first film, Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) O'Connell are settled in... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Sommers

#12

Bedazzled (2000)
50%

#12
Adjusted Score: 53973%
Critics Consensus: Though it has its funny moments, this remake is essentially a one-joke movie with too many flat spots.
Synopsis: Desperate to gain the affection of a beautiful co-worker, Elliot (Brendan Fraser) strikes a deal with the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley)... [More]
Directed By: Harold Ramis

#11
Adjusted Score: 60798%
Critics Consensus: The plot is a nonsensical, hyperactive jumble and the gags are relatively uninspired compared to the classic Looney Tunes cartoons.
Synopsis: Sick of ceding the spotlight to Bugs Bunny (Joe Alaskey), Daffy Duck is unceremoniously fired by studio boss Kate Houghton... [More]
Directed By: Joe Dante

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 55438%
Critics Consensus: George of the Jungle is faithful to its source material -- which, unfortunately, makes it a less-than-compelling feature film.
Synopsis: George (Brendan Fraser) has raised himself since since he was a baby and a plane crash stranded him in an... [More]
Directed By: Sam Weisman

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 60010%
Critics Consensus: Cute idea, but not consistently funny.
Synopsis: Adam Webber (Brendan Fraser) has lived his entire life in confinement in a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Calif. When the... [More]
Directed By: Hugh Wilson

#8

School Ties (1992)
60%

#8
Adjusted Score: 62883%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When David Greene (Brendan Fraser) receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure... [More]
Directed By: Robert Mandel

#7
Adjusted Score: 66586%
Critics Consensus: Modern visuals and an old fasioned storyline make this family adventure/comedy a fast-paced, kitschy ride.
Synopsis: During an expedition to Iceland, professor Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and their guide, Hannah (Anita... [More]
Directed By: Eric Brevig

#6

The Mummy (1999)
61%

#6
Adjusted Score: 65063%
Critics Consensus: It's difficult to make a persuasive argument for The Mummy as any kind of meaningful cinematic achievement, but it's undeniably fun to watch.
Synopsis: The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Sommers

#5

Still Breathing (1997)
62%

#5
Adjusted Score: 48247%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Texas street performer (Brendan Fraser) has visions of his future wife (Joanna Going), a Los Angeles con artist.... [More]
Directed By: James F. Robinson

#4

Crash (2004)
74%

#4
Adjusted Score: 83630%
Critics Consensus: A raw and unsettling morality piece on modern angst and urban disconnect, Crash examines the dangers of bigotry and xenophobia in the lives of interconnected Angelenos.
Synopsis: Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of... [More]
Directed By: Paul Haggis

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 92117%
Critics Consensus: Thoughtful and wonderfully acted, The Quiet American manages to capture the spirit of Green's novel.
Synopsis: From the classic novel by Graham Greene comes a murder mystery centered on a love triangle set against the French... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#2

No Sudden Move (2021)
92%

#2
Adjusted Score: 99038%
Critics Consensus: While it may not be on par with his best crime capers, No Sudden Move finds Soderbergh on entertainingly familiar ground -- and making the most of an excellent cast.
Synopsis: Set in 1954 Detroit, NO SUDDEN MOVE centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 98137%
Critics Consensus: Gods and Monsters is a spellbinding, confusing piece of semi-fiction, featuring fine performances; McKellen leads the way, but Redgrave and Fraser don't lag far behind.
Synopsis: Once a powerful Hollywood director best known for "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale (Ian McKellen) is long... [More]
Directed By: Bill Condon

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