Hollywood's dump period thankfully begins to come to an end as February fed audiences another four weeks of misguided projects nobody really asked for... along with Valentine's fare, counter-Valentine's efforts, and a few more promising ventures from acclaimed directors. As far as auteur filmmakers, festival horror and the indie circuit goes, it was a pretty decent February, even if March naturally has a far more promising slate, what with the likes of Zootopia, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Midnight Special and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice all unleashing upon audiences. From the biggest tentpole releases to the most unassuming VOD drops you're probably just hearing about for the first time, here are February 2016's movies ranked from worst to best...
RottenTomatoes Score: 12% (2.5/10 average score) Box Office: Financial information isn't available, but considering that a movie starring Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins ended up dumped in just a few cinemas and on VOD, it clearly hasn't made much at all. Verdict: A moldy legal thriller that feels at least a decade-or-two out of date and fails to make the most of two acting legends, Misconduct boasts some decent-ish visuals, but that's really the only substantial thing the film has to offer. Pacino and Hopkins sleepwalk their way through their easiest respective paydays in years, though props to director Shintaro Shimosawa for roping in so much talent (the cast also includes Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Leea and Julia Stiles) for his first movie.
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