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All Jeremy Renner Movies Ranked

Modesto, California son Jeremy Renner got his worst movie out of the way early with National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, his feature debut which notched an impressive 0% in 1995. Renner essentially vanished from the big screen for years, notably returning in 2002 as the title Jeffrey in the Dahmer biopic. Obviously, this was going to be one dynamic, unpredictable movie career.

He’s since done well in Certified Fresh efforts like Arrival, The Town, and The Hurt Locker — which got him a Best Actor Oscar nom. Renner was also for a time the guy you apparently hired when you’re trying to figure out how to extend the life of your franchise. Think Bourne Legacy, which he starred in before Matt Damon decided to return to the spy series. Or how about Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, where he was obviously being groomed to take over for Ethan Hunt, until Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie decided to throw the series into overdrive with Rogue Nation and Fallout.

Even his Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a strange trajectory, like an arrow curving around in the wind. It started with an odd cameo in Thor, being brainwashed in the first Avengers, and becoming quip-master general in Age of Ultron. And in case you thought he was under-appreciated, his absence from Infinity War led to half the life in the universe whipped to dust. (Or so some fans would have it.) With Endgame now out and another comic book movie of his (Spawn) way off in the distance, we’re ranking the best Jeremy Renner movies (and the worst) by Tomatometer.

#28
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this comedy, a principal assigns a group of deadbeat high school students to write a letter to the U.S.... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Makin

#27
Adjusted Score: 18.789%
Critics Consensus: Alternately bloody and silly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fails as both a fantasy adventure and as a parody of same.
Synopsis: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes,... [More]
Directed By: Tommy Wirkola

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 7.436%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three stories of human treachery are given an unexpected link in this dry comedy drama from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur.... [More]
Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

#25
Adjusted Score: 41.412%
Critics Consensus: Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D has moments of charm and witty slapstick, but it often seems content to recycle ideas from the previous films.
Synopsis: Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences -... [More]

#24
Adjusted Score: 41.648%
Critics Consensus: The film aims to shock, but there is no higher reason for the parade of sordid images except to be "cool."
Synopsis: Seven-year-old Jeremiah lived a calm, comfortable life in the care of a loving foster home until the day his young... [More]
Directed By: Asia Argento

#23

Take (2008)
43%

#23
Adjusted Score: 43.168%
Critics Consensus: A story of redemption held together with flashbacks, Take has moments of emotional intensity, but is ultimately undone by preachiness.
Synopsis: Ana (Minnie Driver) was a wife and mother caring for an educationally challenged son and a moody-but-loving husband when fate... [More]
Directed By: Charles Oliver

#22

S.W.A.T. (2003)
47%

#22
Adjusted Score: 51.508%
Critics Consensus: A competent, but routine police thriller.
Synopsis: Samuel L. Jackson is a member of the special weapons and tactics unit in S.W.A.T., an action film from first-time... [More]
Directed By: Clark Johnson

#21

Tag (2018)
55%

#21
Adjusted Score: 63.063%
Critics Consensus: For audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
Synopsis: For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Tomsic

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 64.087%
Critics Consensus: It isn't quite as compelling as the earlier trilogy, but The Bourne Legacy proves the franchise has stories left to tell -- and benefits from Jeremy Renner's magnetic work in the starring role.
Synopsis: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely... [More]
Directed By: Tony Gilroy

#19

Dahmer (2002)
69%

#19
Adjusted Score: 69.294%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A low-key glimpse into the life and crimes of one of history's most notorious serial killers, Dahmer doesn't concern itself... [More]
Directed By: David Jacobson

#18

North Country (2005)
69%

#18
Adjusted Score: 74.508%
Critics Consensus: Though sometimes melodramatic and formulaic, North Country is nonetheless a rousing, powerful story of courage and humanity.
Synopsis: This true story centers on Lori Jenson, who took a job at a Minnesota iron mine in 1975. She and... [More]
Directed By: Niki Caro

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 77.248%
Critics Consensus: While 28 Weeks Later lacks the humanism that made 28 Days Later a classic, it's made up with fantastic atmosphere and punchy direction.
Synopsis: The devastating rage virus that annihilated the British Isles mysteriously resurfaces in Goya Award-winning director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's sequel to... [More]

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 74.938%
Critics Consensus: This shocking pre-teen drama manages, through realistic performances and a sense of empathy, to avoid exploitation and instead deliver something honest and haunting.
Synopsis: A trio of troubled suburbanites attempts to come to grips with the personal issues that surface following the tragic death... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cuesta

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 88.799%
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.
Synopsis: When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America,... [More]
Directed By: Joss Whedon

#14
Adjusted Score: 82.572%
Critics Consensus: On the strength of its two lead performances Assassination is an expertly crafted period piece, and an insightful look at one of the enduring figures of American lore.
Synopsis: In 1881 a younger member of the notorious James gang becomes so inextricably drawn to and frightened of his mentor... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Dominik

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 81.487%
Critics Consensus: Kill the Messenger's potent fury over the tale of its real-life subject overrides its factual inaccuracies and occasional narrative stumbles.
Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Bourne Legacy") leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cuesta

#12

Neo Ned (2005)
80%

#12
Adjusted Score: 15.134%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ned (Jeremy Renner of Dahmer) is a proud member of the Aryan Brotherhood who has been admitted to a mental... [More]
Directed By: Van Fischer

#11

The Immigrant (2014)
85%

#11
Adjusted Score: 88.715%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful visuals, James Gray's confident direction, and a powerful performance from Marion Cotillard combine to make The Immigrant a richly rewarding period drama.
Synopsis: In James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland... [More]
Directed By: James Gray

#10

Wind River (2017)
87%

#10
Adjusted Score: 96.924%
Critics Consensus: Wind River lures viewers into a character-driven mystery with smart writing, a strong cast, and a skillfully rendered setting that delivers the bitter chill promised by its title.
Synopsis: WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local... [More]
Directed By: Taylor Sheridan

#9
Adjusted Score: 106.752%
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.
Synopsis: Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

#8

American Hustle (2013)
93%

#8
Adjusted Score: 103.746%
Critics Consensus: Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.
Synopsis: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 105.014%
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.
Synopsis: Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man,... [More]
Directed By: Joss Whedon

#6
Adjusted Score: 104.924%
Critics Consensus: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.
Synopsis: With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

#5
Adjusted Score: 100.362%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.
Synopsis: This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot.... [More]
Directed By: Brad Bird

#4

The Town (2010)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 99.628%
Critics Consensus: Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

#3

Arrival (2016)
94%

#3
Adjusted Score: 110.303%
Critics Consensus: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person's sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.
Synopsis: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team--lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)--are brought together... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 118.402%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

#1

The Hurt Locker (2009)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 106.179%
Critics Consensus: A well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War.
Synopsis: Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal (who adapted his experiences with a bomb squad into a... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

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