25 Movies That Have the Absolute Worst Accents

There are a lot of actors who are talented at putting on specific accents for their movie roles. Of course, others are much less good at it.

When the accent is off, it can be harder to get immersed in the movie. Here are the performances that were found most lacking in the accent department.

House of Gucci

House of Gucci.
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BRON Studios.

 

According to Preply, the attempt at a Northern Italian accent went down in infamy with this campy movie. The movie was high on the list of films that have the most bad reviews that mention the accents with 27.8% of them.

Alexander

Alexander.
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It must be hard to put on a Greek accent. At least, that’s what viewers of Alexander walked away from the movie thinking. These accents didn’t cut it, and the movie got 2,144 negative reviews with 14.5% of them mentioning the accents.

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow.
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There’s an art to a good accent, but that art was lacking in the movie Red Sparrow. The Russian accents weren’t judged favorably. Among the 1,228 bad reviews, 15.2% of them mentioned the bad accents.

One Day

One Day.
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This romantic drama was somewhat dependent on the British accents. Unfortunately, the actors couldn’t meet the good expectations. It got 1,156 poor reviews, and 16.1% of them mentioned the accents.

Elvis

Elvis.
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There were a lot of accents needed in the movie Elvis and one of them was Dutch. It can be tough to put on a good Dutch accent, and the actors in this film didn’t quite make it. Of all the bad reviews, 12.5% of them talked about the bad Dutch accent.

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet.
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Mandalay Entertainment.

An Austrian accent takes a lot of talent, but some actors don’t have it. After seeing this adventure film, people wrote 989 bad reviews of it. Of these, 13.1% mentioned the accents.

The Devil’s Own

The Devil’s Own.
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Columbia Pictures.

The lilting sound of an Irish accent can be hard to replicate. This thriller failed to thrill with its Irish accents. There were 478 bad reviews written, and 24.5% of them talked about the poor accents.

Far and Away

Far and Away.
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Imagine Entertainment.

 

This adventure film had both Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman struggling with their Irish accents. Out of the 629 bad reviews of this movie, 17.5% of them trashed the attempt at Irish accents.

The Hustle

The Hustle.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

 

This comedy/drama uses a lot of British accidents, and they’re not all great. This movie attracted 1,189 bad reviews. Almost 9% of them mentioned the terrible accents.

Green Street

Green Street
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Baker Street.

This action/crime film depends heavily on British accents. Too bad the actors couldn’t come through. From among this film’s 577 negative reviews, a whopping 18.4% of them mentioned the bad accents.

Blonde

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.
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Blonde was a drama and romance that needed perfect American accents. Unfortunately, it didn’t have them. This movie got 1,470 poor reviews. Almost 7% of them mentioned the terrible accents.

Robin Hood

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For action and adventure, it doesn’t get any better than Robin Hood. For British accents, it gets a lot better than Robin Hood. This film received 1,332 bad reviews, and 7.2% of them talked about the bad British accents.

Elysium

Elysium.
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This film was strong on the action and sci-fi elements, but a lot weaker on the British accent front. There were 1,410 negative reviews of this movie. About 6.7% made mention of the accents.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
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American Zoetrope.

 

Winona Ryder is good at a lot of things, but a British accent may not be one of them. This movie got 759 negative reviews. About 12% of these reviews listed the accents as one reason for them.

Anaconda

 

Anaconda.
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Anaconda was a film that blended horror with adventure, and it had a lot of Spanish accents because of the location of the story. These accents weren’t great, as 14.3% of 1,612 bad reviews mentioned.

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York.
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Miramax.

The setting may have been New York, but the Irish accents were essential to this film. The 748 bad reviews of this movie include talk about the bad accents in about 9.2% of them.

The Last Duel

The Last Duel,
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20th Century Studios.

 

This drama and action flick needed good French accents to make it believable. Unfortunately, the French accents didn’t meet expectations. Out of 873 bad reviews, 7.7% of them mentioned the accents.

Con Air

Con Air.
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Touchstone Pictures.

What accents did Con AIr need? American Southern ones. It did so poorly at this that 9.2% of the 684 poor reviews of this movie mentioned how bad the Southern accents were.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
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Paramount Pictures.

 

This action and adventure film based on a popular video game needed a good Boston accent. However, that isn’t what it got. The movie earned 1,414 negative reviews, and 4% of these talked about the Boston accents.

Wild Mountain Thyme

Wild Mountain Thyme.
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Amasia Entertainment.

This romantic movie only earned 165 negative reviews. However, 34.5% of them talked about how terrible the Irish accents were. Irish accents can be tough, and the actors should have been better prepared.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days.
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New Line Cinema.

 

This war drama depended on its Boston accents, but it was let down. The film garnered 287 bad reviews from viewers. Out of those, almost 20% mentioned the poor Boston dialect.

Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly.
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This horror movie featured Julia Roberts trying to do an Irish accent. Audiences found that it didn’t measure up. Out of its 249 bad reviews, people mentioned the accent in more than 22% of them.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds
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German accents were essential for this war movie. This drama got 708 poor reviews, many of which came from those who didn’t like the accents. Almost 8% of them mentioned the bad accents.

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta
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As a movie set in Great Britain, it needed good British accents. According to many of its viewers, it didn’t get them. Out of the 639 bad reviews this movie earned, about 8% of them talked about the accents.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies.
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Universal Pictures.

 

This crime drama and action flick needed American Southern accents to make it work. However, audiences didn’t agree that it did. With 1,084 bad reviews, about 2.3% of them talked about the poor Southern accents.

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