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All Jamie Foxx Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

A recording career and starring roles on In Living Color and his very own sitcom sound like they would have been enough to keep Jamie Foxx out of the movie game during the ’90s. But indeed, Foxx the multi-hyphenate found time to debut as a comedy movie lead for The Truth About Cats & Dogs in 1996 and then delivered his first dramatic performance in Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday three years later. But that was all a prelude to his big 2004, when Foxx was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award with the Michael Mann/Tom Cruise thriller Collateral and took home Oscar gold that night for Best Actor, thanks to the musical biopic Ray.

He teamed up with Mann again for Miami Vice in 2006, the same year of musical sensation Dreamgirls‘ arrival. Due Date, Valentine’s Day, Rio, and Horrible Bosses were four $100 million-grossing box office hits in a row, so with his reputation as a guy who can get awards and put butts in seats cemented, there was only one place to go left: Casa de QT. Working with Quentin Tarantino produced the brassy Western Django Unchained, which would go on to become the director’s biggest B.O. draw.

Django would be Foxx’s last Certified Fresh movie for a while, through a stretch of years that has included The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Robin Hood, and White House Down. 2017’s Baby Driver brought back some of that critical acclaim, and so has his latest: Just Mercy, a true story legal drama featuring Foxx as Walter McMillian, who was imprisoned for a murder in 1986 he did not commit. Co-starring Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson, see where the critics place Just Mercy as we rank all Jamie Foxx movies by Tomatometer!


Stealth (2005)

Adjusted Score: 16.38%
Critics Consensus: Loud, preposterous, and predictable, Stealth borrows heavily and unsucessfully from Top Gun and 2001.
Synopsis: A squadron of elite pilots embarks on a mission of global consequence to neutralize and out-of-control prototype drone fighter plane... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen


Held Up (2000)

Adjusted Score: 17.263%
Critics Consensus: Lackluster performances and fluff humor can't keep this wreck from sinking.
Synopsis: In this fish-out-of-water comedy, Jamie Foxx plays a man named Michael Dawson, though he's confused for both Puff Daddy and... [More]
Directed By: Steve Rash


Valentine's Day (2010)

Adjusted Score: 23.399%
Critics Consensus: Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine's Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.
Synopsis: Gary Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day follows nearly two dozen people as they find and lose love in all... [More]
Directed By: Garry Marshall


Booty Call (1997)

Adjusted Score: 21.659%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This outrageous urban sex comedy centers on an all-night double date that would culminate in passion if only the two... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Pollack


Sleepless (2017)

Adjusted Score: 26.796%
Critics Consensus: Sleepless wastes a talented cast -- and solid source material -- on a tired crime drama whose clichés rapidly outnumber its thrills.
Synopsis: SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught... [More]
Directed By: Baran bo Odar


Bait (2000)

Adjusted Score: 28.453%
Critics Consensus: Even though Jamie Foxx shines in Bait, the movie suffers from music video roots and a formulaic script that strains credibility.
Synopsis: In this action comedy, a crook trying to go straight finds himself lured back to crime by the police, without... [More]
Directed By: Antoine Fuqua

Adjusted Score: 30.753%
Critics Consensus: Unnecessarily violent and unflinchingly absurd, Law Abiding Citizen is plagued by subpar acting and a story that defies reason.
Synopsis: Jamie Foxx stars as an assistant DA who finds himself at the mercy of a spiteful vigilante (Gerard Butler) hell-bent... [More]
Directed By: F. Gary Gray


Annie (2014)

Adjusted Score: 32.787%
Critics Consensus: The new-look Annie hints at a progressive take on a well-worn story, but smothers its likable cast under clichés, cloying cuteness, and a distasteful materialism.
Synopsis: A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in... [More]
Directed By: Will Gluck


The Players Club (1998)

Adjusted Score: 31.035%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: African-American single mother Diana aims for a career as a broadcast journalist. To finance her education Diana works as a... [More]
Directed By: Ice Cube

Adjusted Score: 32.841%
Critics Consensus: This formulaic screwball comedy is weighed down by a contrived, overly complicated plot.
Synopsis: A man who writes the book on ending a romance runs into rough sledding while starting a new one in... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Taplitz

Adjusted Score: 39.7%
Critics Consensus: Horrible Bosses 2 may trigger a few belly laughs among big fans of the original, but all in all, it's a waste of a strong cast that fails to justify its own existence.
Synopsis: The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite... [More]
Directed By: Sean Anders


Due Date (2010)

Adjusted Score: 45.467%
Critics Consensus: Shamelessly derivative and only sporadically funny, Due Date doesn't live up to the possibilities suggested by its talented director and marvelously mismatched stars.
Synopsis: Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this road movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips


Robin Hood (2010)

Adjusted Score: 50.363%
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott's revisionist take on this oft-told tale offers some fine acting and a few gripping action sequences, but it's missing the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place.
Synopsis: Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

Adjusted Score: 45.49%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Boxing is more than just a sport -- it's also a business and a con game in this satirical comedy.... [More]
Directed By: Reginald Hudlin


Miami Vice (2006)

Adjusted Score: 54.621%
Critics Consensus: Miami Vice is beautifully shot but the lead characters lack the charisma of their TV series counterparts, and the underdeveloped story is well below the standards of Michael Mann's better films.
Synopsis: Get ready to go deeper undercover with Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) in this Unrated Director's... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann


Rio 2 (2014)

Adjusted Score: 51.971%
Critics Consensus: Like most sequels, Rio 2 takes its predecessor's basic template and tries to make it bigger -- which means it's even busier, more colorful, and ultimately more exhausting for viewers outside the youthful target demographic.
Synopsis: It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Saldanha


The Kingdom (2007)

Adjusted Score: 57.056%
Critics Consensus: While providing several top-notch action scenes, The Kingdom ultimately collapses under the weight of formula and muddled politics.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a deadly attack on American forces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, diplomats are slow to act, but... [More]
Directed By: Peter Berg


White House Down (2013)

Adjusted Score: 58.465%
Critics Consensus: White House Down benefits from the leads' chemistry, but director Roland Emmerich smothers the film with narrative clichés and choppily edited action.
Synopsis: The White House is under siege in this action thriller from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich and The Amazing Spider-Man's... [More]
Directed By: Roland Emmerich


Any Given Sunday (1999)

Adjusted Score: 57.328%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes entertaining, but overall Any Given Sunday is a disappointment coming from Oliver Stone.
Synopsis: Life is a contact sport and football is life when three-time academy award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and a dynamic acting... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

Adjusted Score: 63.184%
Critics Consensus: While the cast is outstanding and the special effects are top-notch, the latest installment of the Spidey saga suffers from an unfocused narrative and an overabundance of characters.
Synopsis: We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter... [More]
Directed By: Marc Webb


The Soloist (2009)

Adjusted Score: 63.418%
Critics Consensus: Though it features strong performances by its lead players, a lack of narrative focus prevents The Soloist from hitting its mark.
Synopsis: Columnist Steve Lopez is at a dead end. The newspaper business is in an uproar, his marriage to a fellow... [More]
Directed By: Joe Wright


Jarhead (2005)

Adjusted Score: 67.593%
Critics Consensus: This first person account of the first Gulf War scores with its performances and cinematography but lacks an emotional thrust.
Synopsis: "Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff, a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes


Shade (2003)

Adjusted Score: 33.685%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The first film from real-life card shark Damian Nieman, who wrote and directed the picture, stars Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton,... [More]
Directed By: Damian Nieman


Ali (2001)

Adjusted Score: 72.915%
Critics Consensus: Though perhaps no film could fully do justice to the fascinating life and personality of Muhammad Ali, Mann's direction and Smith's performance combine to pack a solid punch.
Synopsis: The life story of heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, following the champ's early days as Cassius Clay and his rise... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann


Horrible Bosses (2011)

Adjusted Score: 75.682%
Critics Consensus: It's nasty, uneven, and far from original, but thanks to a smartly assembled cast that makes the most of a solid premise, Horrible Bosses works.
Synopsis: For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind... [More]
Directed By: Seth Gordon


Rio (2011)

Adjusted Score: 76.168%
Critics Consensus: This straightforward movie reaches great heights thanks to its colorful visual palette, catchy music, and funny vocal performances.
Synopsis: From the makers of the hit Ice Age series comes Rio, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Saldanha


Dreamgirls (2006)

Adjusted Score: 85.002%
Critics Consensus: Dreamgirls' simple characters and plot hardly detract from the movie's real feats: the electrifying performances and the dazzling musical numbers.
Synopsis: Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom,... [More]
Directed By: Bill Condon


Ray (2004)

Adjusted Score: 85.661%
Critics Consensus: An engrossing and energetic portrait of a great musician's achievements and foibles, Ray is anchored by Jamie Foxx's stunning performance as Ray Charles.
Synopsis: Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his... [More]
Directed By: Taylor Hackford


Just Mercy (2020)

Adjusted Score: 96.025%
Critics Consensus: Just Mercy dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy.
Synopsis: A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.... [More]
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton

Adjusted Score: 86.641%
Critics Consensus: Sharp, witty, and charming, The Truth About Cats and Dogs features a standout performance from Janeane Garofalo.
Synopsis: In this updated and gender-reversed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac, Janeane Garofalo stars as Abby, the host of a radio... [More]
Directed By: Michael Lehmann


Collateral (2004)

Adjusted Score: 92.641%
Critics Consensus: Driven by director Michael Mann's trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.
Synopsis: A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed director Michael... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann


Django Unchained (2012)

Adjusted Score: 97.535%
Critics Consensus: Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino.
Synopsis: Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino


Baby Driver (2017)

Adjusted Score: 109.053%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it's gone -- proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills.
Synopsis: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

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