Every single Megan Fox movie, ranked by critics
Fox’s lowest-rated film is “Passion Play” (2011).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 3%
Summary: In the dramatic thriller “Passion Play,” jazz musician Nate Poole (Mickey Rourke) betrays nefarious gangster Happy Shannon (Bill Murray) by going on the run with Lily (Fox).
Dripping with sentimentality and unintentional humor, the suspense thriller missed the mark in critics’ eyes.
“This underworld fairy tale is so soggy and sentimental it’s like a new genre: Hallmark noir,” Owen Gleiberman wrote for Entertainment Weekly.
She starred in “Midnight in the Switchgrass” (2021).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 9%
Summary: In “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” which is loosely based on a true story, FBI agents Rebecca (Fox) and Karl (Bruce Willis) team up with a Texas cop (Emile Hirsch) to bust a sex-trafficking ring. But when Rebecca is kidnapped by their serial-killing target (Lukas Haas), they have to work even quicker to save her life.
Critics weren’t impressed with the crime thriller.
“‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’ is the type of crime thriller that’s so full of clichés that it becomes one big cliché itself,” Nick Allen wrote for Roger Ebert.
The actress played Lilah in “Jonah Hex” (2010).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 12%
Summary: In the action-adventure film “Jonah Hex,” bounty hunter Jonah (Josh Brolin) is promised a clean slate if he can track down his oldest enemy Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich).
Fox had a supporting role in the film as Jonah’s gunslinging love interest, Lilah.
“Jonah Hex” was largely ripped apart by critics who joked that the best part of the bombastic action movie was how short it was.
“It’s a loud and subtle-as-a-sledgehammer assault on the senses, though, at 81 minutes, mercifully short,” Marc Lee wrote for The Telegraph.
She was Carla in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” (2004).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 14%
Summary: In “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” after her parents uproot her fashionable life in New York City and move out to the suburbs, Lola (Lindsay Lohan) tries to earn a high-ranking status at her new school as she competes with popular girl Carla Santini (Fox).
Critics said that “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” felt airheaded and unrelatable.
Desson Thomson wrote for The Washington Post, “A movie that — even by Disney’s formulaic standards — is about as cut and dried as the phone book.”
In “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009), she returned as Mikaela Banes.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%
Summary: In “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Fox) help the Autobots as an ominous Decepticon named The Fallen threatens its return and reign of destruction.
Most critics said the number of explosions, mixed with chaotic sound design and a scattershot plot, left them reeling.
“Much of the movie is computer-generated hash, weightless even with nonstop BOOMS and METAL GROANS and THUDS,” David Edelstein wrote for New York Magazine.
Fox portrayed April O’Neil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 21%
Summary: Classic animated heroes are brought to life in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” as Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Donatello (Jeremy Howard), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), and Raphael (Alan Ritchson) rise up against a fearsome foe.
Fox costarred in the film as journalist April O’Neil.
Critics were less than enthused by the CGI spectacle of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which failed to capture the fun of the original series.
“It ain’t easy being green, especially as the charmless CG stars of this lowest-common-denominator action-comedy,” David Jenkins wrote for Little White Lies.
The actress appeared as Soledad in “Zeroville” (2019).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%
Summary: In the comedic-drama “Zeroville,” young actor Vikar (James Franco) travels to Hollywood by bus in the 1970s to fulfill his dream of joining the film industry.
Fox had a supporting role in “Zeroville” as Soledad Paladin.
With an off-the-cuff feel and half-realized plot, “Zeroville” came across to critics as more of an acting exercise than a film.
“Franco embraces the zero in his title, producing a film that starts to feel like a middle finger to both Hollywood and anyone who searches for meaning in it,” wrote Brian Tallerico for RogerEbert.com.