Chris Evans has received global attention and acclaim for his portrayal of Marvel superhero, Captain America. In fact, Evans has enjoyed working on many other comic book adaptations. Although the majority of his acting roles are comic-related, he has shown a diverse range of talent in other projects too.
Rotten Tomatoes is a site that ranks movies based on the average rating from critics. Below are all Chris Evans movies ranked from worst to best, according to the Tomatometer.
31. LONDON (2006) – 14%
Critics Consensus: Hampered by pretension and undermined by unlikable characters, London proves that the novelty of seeing actors play against type isn’t enough to rescue a deeply flawed film.
Starring: Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, Joy Bryant
Directed By: Hunter Richards
30. PLAYING IT COOL (2015) – 14%
Critics Consensus: Playing It Cool pits Evans’ and Monaghan’s easy chemistry against a screenplay that tries too hard to be quirky and clever – and the results were disappointingly lukewarm.
Starring: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Topher Grace, Aubrey Plaza
Directed By: Justin Reardon
29. THE PERFECT SCORE (2004) – 16%
Critics Consensus: Neither funny nor suspenseful, this heist/teen flick also fails to explore its potentially socially relevant premise.
Starring: Erika Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg
Directed By: Brian Robbins
28. PUSH (2009) – 23%
Critics Consensus: The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted.
Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou
Directed By: Paul McGuigan
27. FIERCE PEOPLE (2005) – 24%
Critics Consensus: Fierce People’s premise of a teenager studying rich people like animals is grating and self-satisfied, and Anton Yelchin’s smug performance makes the film even harder to agree with.
Starring: Diane Lane, Anton Yelchin, Donald Sutherland, Chris Evans
Directed By: Griffin Dunne
26. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? (2011) – 24%
Critics Consensus: The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it’s wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy.
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor, Blythe Danner
Directed By: Mark Mylod
25. BEFORE WE GO (2015) – 27%
Critics Consensus: Evans’ directorial debut is modest to the least, with a threadbare story and minimal style leaving his and Alice Eve’s likable performances adrift in New York City with nowhere to go.
Starring: Alice Eve, Chris Evans, Daniel Spink, Emma Fitzpatrick
Directed By: Chris Evans
24. THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND (2009) – 27%
Critics Consensus: Stodgy and dispiritingly old-fashioned, Teardrop Diamond proves to be no big loss.
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Ellen Burstyn, Mamie Gummer
Directed By: Jodie Markell
23. FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) – 27%
Critics Consensus: Marred by goofy attempts at wit, subpar acting, and bland storytelling, Fantastic Four is a mediocre attempt to bring Marvel’s oldest hero team to the big screen.
Starring: Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd
Directed By: Tim Story
22. NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE (2001) – 29%
Critics Consensus: NATM has some funny moments, but the movie requires the audience to have familiarity with the movies being spoofed and tolerance for toilet and sexual humor to be truly effective.
Starring: Chris Evans, Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner
Directed By: Joel Gallen
21. THE NANNY DIARIES (2007) – 34%
Critics Consensus: The Nanny Diaries’ miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should’ve been.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans
Directed By: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
20. TMNT (2007) – 35%
Critics Consensus: TMNT’s art direction is splendid, but the plot is non-existent and the dialogue lacks the irony and goofy wit of the earlier Ninja Turtles movies.
Starring: Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mako, Patrick Stewart
Directed By: Kevin Munroe
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19. STREET KINGS (2008) – 36%
Critics Consensus: Street Kings contains formulaic violence but no shred of intelligence.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans
Directed By: David Ayer
18. FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007) – 37%
Critics Consensus: While an improvement on its predecessor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is nevertheless a juvenile, simplistic picture that has little benefit beyond its special effects.
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis
Directed By: Tim Story
17. THE LOSERS (2010) – 48%
Critics Consensus: The Losers is loud, fast, and unrelentingly violent — but it’s also funny and well-acted, which will make all the difference for some action fans.
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba
Directed By: Sylvain White
16. BATTLE FOR TERRA (2009) – 49%
Critics Consensus: Despite its earnest aspirations to be a thought-provoking sci-fi alternative, Battle for Terra lacks both a cohesive story and polished visuals, and fails to resonate.
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Luke Wilson, Brian Cox
Directed By: Aristomenis Tsirbas
15. PUNCTURE (2011) – 52%
Critics Consensus: There’s a compelling story at the heart of Puncture but viewers will have to pierce through the formulaic storytelling to find it.
Starring: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Marshall Bell, Brett Cullen
Directed By: Mark Kassen, Adam Kassen
14. CELLULAR (2004) – 55%
Critics Consensus: Though it’s gimmicky and occasionally feels like a high-end cell phone ad, Cellular is also an energetic and twisty thriller.
Starring: Kim Basinger, Jason Statham, Chris Evans, William H. Macy
Directed By: David R. Ellis
13. THE ICEMAN (2013) – 67%
Critics Consensus: While it deserved stronger direction and a more fully realized script, Michael Shannon’s riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.
Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, James Franco, Chris Evans
Directed By: Ariel Vromen
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12. GIFTED (2017) – 73%
Critics Consensus: Gifted isn’t quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a fairly predictable premise.
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer
Directed By: Marc Webb
11. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) – 75%
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor’s unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon
10. SUNSHINE (2007) – 76%
Critics Consensus: Danny Boyle continues his descent into mind-twisting sci-fi madness, taking us along for the ride. Sunshine fulfills the dual requisite necessary to become classic sci-fi: dazzling visuals with intelligent action.
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh
Directed By: Danny Boyle
9. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) – 80%
Critics Consensus: With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is a solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.
Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell
Directed By: Joe Johnston
8. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010) – 82%
Critics Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans
Directed By: Edgar Wright
7. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) – 85%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo
6. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014) – 90%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
5. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016) – 91%
Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo
4. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (2012) – 92%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes’ humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon
3. SNOWPIERCER (2014) – 94%
Critics Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.
Starring: Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Jamie Bell, John Hurt
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho
2. AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) – 94%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo
1. KNIVES OUT (2019) – 97%
Critics Consensus: Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson’s stellar ensemble.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis
Directed By: Rian Johnson
Source: Rotten Tomatoes