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After breaking into the mainstream as smarm personified in Wedding Crashers, Bradley Cooper seemed poised for a career filled with rude comedies and rom-coms — and for a few years, his filmography threatened to live down to those limited expectations, with stuff like Failure to Launch and All About Steve surrounding his follow-up hit The Hangover. Once he had half a chance, however, Cooper flashed his dramatic chops, giving audiences a feel for what he could really do in Limitless before vaulting into the Oscar-nominated A-list with American Sniper, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. Factor in his MCU stint as the lovably misanthropic Rocket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it’s clear we’ve seen just the tip of what this multi-hyphenate talent can do. For further proof, here’s a look at all Bradley Cooper movies, rounded up and sorted by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 10.149%
Critics Consensus: All About Steve is an oddly creepy, sour film, featuring a heroine so desperate and peculiar that audiences may be more likely to pity than root for her.
Adjusted Score: 19.656%
Critics Consensus: Serena unites an impressive array of talent on either side of the cameras — then leaves viewers to wonder how it all went so wrong.
Adjusted Score: 23.558%
Critics Consensus: Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine’s Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.
Adjusted Score: 25.984%
Critics Consensus: Meandering and insubstantial, Aloha finds writer-director Cameron Crowe at his most sentimental and least compelling.
Adjusted Score: 22.623%
Critics Consensus: Director Christian Alvert has a certain stylish flair, but it’s wasted on Case 39’s frightless, unoriginal plot.
Adjusted Score: 27.914%
Critics Consensus: Less a comedy than an angrily dark action thriller, The Hangover Part III diverges from the series’ rote formula but offers nothing compelling in its place.
Adjusted Score: 28.349%
Critics Consensus: Neither as clever nor as interesting as it appears to think it is, The Words maroons its talented stars in an overly complex, dramatically inert literary thriller that’s ultimately a poor substitute for a good book.
Adjusted Score: 28.968%
Critics Consensus: The few comic gags sprinkled throughout the movie fail to spice up this formulaic rom-com.
Adjusted Score: 33.73%
Critics Consensus: Burnt offers a few spoonfuls of compelling culinary drama, but they’re lost in a watery goulash dominated by an unsavory main character and overdone clichés.
Adjusted Score: 39.929%
Critics Consensus: Wet Hot American Summer’s incredibly talented cast is too often outmatched by a deeply silly script that misses its targets at least as often as it skewers them.
Adjusted Score: 40.875%
Critics Consensus: A crueler, darker, raunchier carbon copy of the first installment, The Hangover Part II lacks the element of surprise — and most of the joy — that helped make the original a hit.
Adjusted Score: 39.641%
Critics Consensus: Like many anthologies, New York, I Love You has problems of consistency, but it isn’t without its moments.
Adjusted Score: 46.215%
Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He’s Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes.
Adjusted Score: 51.646%
Critics Consensus: Jim Carrey’s comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.
Adjusted Score: 55.456%
Critics Consensus: The A-Team assembles a top-rate cast only to ditch the show’s appealingly silly premise for explosive yet muddled blockbuster filmmaking.
Adjusted Score: 52.725%
Critics Consensus: Though Hit & Run has some surprisingly oft-kilter filmmaking, the action doesn’t add to much and the writing’s a bit smug.
Adjusted Score: 70.386%
Critics Consensus: Joy is anchored by a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, although director David O. Russell’s uncertain approach to its fascinating fact-based tale only sporadically sparks bursts of the titular emotion.
Adjusted Score: 69.924%
Critics Consensus: War Dogs rises on the strength of Jonah Hill’s compelling performance to take a lightly entertaining look at troubling real-world events.
Adjusted Score: 46.774%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Adjusted Score: 75.229%
Critics Consensus: Although its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.
Adjusted Score: 73.406%
Critics Consensus: A creative and energetic adaptation of a Clive Barker short story, with enough scares and thrills to be a potential cult classic.
Adjusted Score: 83.528%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Clint Eastwood’s sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper, American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject.
Adjusted Score: 82.241%
Critics Consensus: Wedding Crashers is both raunchy and sweet, and features top-notch comic performances from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Adjusted Score: 85.827%
Critics Consensus: With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.
Adjusted Score: 86.65%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious to a fault, The Place Beyond the Pines finds writer/director Derek Cianfrance reaching for — and often grasping — thorny themes of family, fatherhood, and fate.
Adjusted Score: 103.069%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that’s almost as fun — if not quite as thrillingly fresh — as its predecessor.
Adjusted Score: 105.976%
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.
Adjusted Score: 113.155%
Critics Consensus: With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right — and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.
Adjusted Score: 104.483%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect — as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Adjusted Score: 101.824%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell’s sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Adjusted Score: 103.549%
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.