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All Oscar Isaac Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

Before he became Llewyn Davis, actor Oscar Isaac was the guy you saw constantly bringing it in secondary roles in high-profile projects, each career move taking him that much closer to the one perfect role that would make him a star. He worked twice with Ridley Scott with Body of Lies and Robin Hood, got to show off his sweet dance moves in Sucker Punch, shot a few guns in The Bourne Legacy, and brought uncommon empathy to his doomed ex-con character in Drive.

And as great as the Llewyn Davis character is on paper, being written by the Coen brothers after all, it was Isaac’s wry, sad, funny, and even mysterious performance that brought the folk singer to cinematic life. 2015 was A Most Violent Year for Isaac, but also a very good one, as that movie released, along with The Two Faces of January, word-of-mouth sci-fi smash Ex Machina, and the juggernaut that was Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

And he’s had a major movie for every year since to keep him in the public conversation: X-Men Apocalypse (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and Annihilation (2018). And in this year, Triple Frontier certainly got people renewing their Netflix sub, if at least to see a modern-day action movie with that pedigree of a cast, which included Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. With The Addams Family out, where Isaac voices head of the house Gomez, and saga closer Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December, we’re taking a walk back now with ranking all of Oscar Isaac’s movies by Tomatometer!

#29

W.E. (2012)
12%

#29
Adjusted Score: 15.571%
Critics Consensus: W.E. exhibits director Madonna's keen eye for striking style, but this shallow biopic is too enamored with aesthetics to offer any insight into its subject.
Synopsis: W.E. tells the story of two fragile but determined women - Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson - separated by more... [More]
Directed By: Madonna

#28

Life Itself (2018)
14%

#28
Adjusted Score: 19.76%
Critics Consensus: A mawkish melodrama that means less the more it tries to say, Life Itself suggests writer-director Dan Fogelman's talents are best suited to television.
Synopsis: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the... [More]
Directed By: Dan Fogelman

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 21.942%
Critics Consensus: It has laudable aspirations, but For Greater Glory ultimately fails to fulfill its goals due to an overstuffed script, thinly written characters, and an overly simplified dramatization of historical events.
Synopsis: What would you pay for the price of freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory an impassioned group... [More]
Directed By: Dean Wright

#26

Sucker Punch (2011)
22%

#26
Adjusted Score: 28.469%
Critics Consensus: It's technically impressive and loaded with eye-catching images, but without characters or a plot to support them, all of Sucker Punch's visual thrills are for naught.
Synopsis: "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#25

Suburbicon (2017)
28%

#25
Adjusted Score: 38.3%
Critics Consensus: A disappointing misfire for director George Clooney, Suburbicon attempts to juggle social satire, racial commentary, and murder mystery -- and ends up making a mess of all three.
Synopsis: Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns... the perfect place to raise a family,... [More]
Directed By: George Clooney

#24

Mojave (2016)
31%

#24
Adjusted Score: 32.757%
Critics Consensus: Mojave has no shortage of talent on either side of the camera; unfortunately, it amounts to little more than a frustrating missed opportunity.
Synopsis: In this intense classical thriller, from an original screenplay by Oscar-winning writer William Monahan (The Departed), a violent artist, Thomas,... [More]
Directed By: William Monahan

#23

Won't Back Down (2012)
34%

#23
Adjusted Score: 37.247%
Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of its talented leads, Won't Back Down fails to lend sufficient dramatic heft or sophistication to the hot-button issue of education reform.
Synopsis: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Barnz

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 41.001%
Critics Consensus: The Nativity Story is a dull retelling of a well-worn tale with the look and feel of a high-school production.
Synopsis: "The Nativity Story" portrays a chronicle of the perilous journey of a young couple, Mary and Joseph, who must travel... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Hardwicke

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 46.42%
Critics Consensus: The Addams Family's starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren't enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material.
Synopsis: Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen... [More]

#20

In Secret (2014)
40%

#20
Adjusted Score: 42.732%
Critics Consensus: Although it benefits from a strong cast, In Secret's stars can't totally compensate for the movie's sodden pacing and overly familiar story.
Synopsis: Based on Émile Zola's scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Stratton

#19

Robin Hood (2010)
43%

#19
Adjusted Score: 50.271%
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott's revisionist take on this oft-told tale offers some fine acting and a few gripping action sequences, but it's missing the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place.
Synopsis: Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#18
#18
Adjusted Score: 60.039%
Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.
Synopsis: Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#17

The Promise (2017)
50%

#17
Adjusted Score: 56.091%
Critics Consensus: The Promise wastes an outstanding cast and powerful real-life story on a love triangle that frustratingly fails to engage.
Synopsis: Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian... [More]
Directed By: Terry George

#16

Agora (2010)
53%

#16
Adjusted Score: 55.06%
Critics Consensus: Noble goals and a gripping performance from Rachel Weisz can't save Agora from its muddled script, uneven acting, and choppy editing.
Synopsis: An Egyptian slave turns to Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his master, a... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 64.101%
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

#14

PU-239 (2006)
57%

#14
Adjusted Score: 15.231%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Drama about a technician who goes to extreme lengths to support his family after being exposed to a lethal dose... [More]
Directed By: Scott Z. Burns

#13

10 Years (2012)
59%

#13
Adjusted Score: 60.265%
Critics Consensus: A sweet ensemble comedy about a high school reunion, 10 Years is well cast but unfortunately predictable and short on three dimensional characters.
Synopsis: In this ensemble comedy, 10 Years follows a group of friends on the night of their high school reunion who,... [More]
Directed By: Jamie Linden

#12

Operation Finale (2018)
60%

#12
Adjusted Score: 65.009%
Critics Consensus: Operation Finale is well-intentioned, well-acted, and overall entertaining, even if the depth and complexity of the real-life events depicted can get a little lost in their dramatization.
Synopsis: Fifteen years after the end of World War II, Israel's intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet - led... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz

#11

Triple Frontier (2019)
72%

#11
Adjusted Score: 77.218%
Critics Consensus: An outstanding cast and ambitious story help Triple Frontier overcome an uneven narrative -- and elevate the end result above a crowded field of grim and gritty heist thrillers.
Synopsis: A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to... [More]
Directed By: J.C. Chandor

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 84.19%
Critics Consensus: With striking visuals, complex characters, and Hitchcockian plot twists, The Two Faces of January offers a pleasantly pungent treat for fans of romantic thrillers.
Synopsis: Screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in... [More]
Directed By: Hossein Amini

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 87.122%
Critics Consensus: Led by mesmerizing work from Willem Dafoe in the central role, At Eternity's Gate intriguingly imagines Vincent Van Gogh's troubled final days.
Synopsis: Academy Award (R) Nominee Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person... [More]
Directed By: Julian Schnabel

#8

Annihilation (2018)
88%

#8
Adjusted Score: 100.896%
Critics Consensus: Annihilation backs up its sci-fi visual wonders and visceral genre thrills with an impressively ambitious -- and surprisingly strange -- exploration of challenging themes that should leave audiences pondering long after the end credits roll.
Synopsis: Based on Jeff VanderMeer's best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 98.215%
Critics Consensus: Gritty, gripping, and weighted with thought-provoking heft, A Most Violent Year represents another strong entry in writer-director J.C. Chandor's impressive filmography.
Synopsis: Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- A... [More]
Directed By: J.C. Chandor

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 110.771%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi honors the saga's rich legacy while adding some surprising twists -- and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for.
Synopsis: In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the... [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

#5

Drive (2011)
92%

#5
Adjusted Score: 99.921%
Critics Consensus: With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.
Synopsis: Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn

#4
#4
Adjusted Score: 102.449%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.
Synopsis: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village... [More]
Directed By: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

#3

Ex Machina (2015)
92%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.883%
Critics Consensus: Ex Machina leans heavier on ideas than effects, but it's still a visually polished piece of work -- and an uncommonly engaging sci-fi feature.
Synopsis: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#2
Adjusted Score: 109.43%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.
Synopsis: The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

#1

Balibo (2009)
100%

#1
Adjusted Score: 39.752%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the shooting of five Australian journalists in East Timor, a curious sixth named Roger East (Anthony... [More]
Directed By: Robert Connolly

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