"Poor Princess Diana," Peter Bradshaw wrote in his review of her biopic for The Guardian. "I hesitate to use the term 'car crash cinema.' But the awful truth is that, 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death." Those are harsh words, but Bradshaw isn't alone: Diana, now in theaters, has an abysmal 10% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Few of the reviews are as hilariously blistering as Bradshaw's, but they're just as dismissive of the film.
To be fair, biopics are tough. How can a filmmaker condense someone's life into one movie? The results are often muddled, as in the following poorly reviewed biopics — some of which are even lower rated than Diana.