And most of the time, that's the case... Most of the time.
But sometimes celebrities know that they've done a really bad movie, and just have to talk about it in a ranting session!
Movie: Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull
“I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made [a bad movie]. And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie.”
Movie: Ocean's 12
“It wasn’t as good [as the first one], and that was our fault. So when we started working on this one, we thought, ‘The secret is to get it back to just the guys doing what they do.’ Steven said we should call it ‘Ocean’s: The One We Should Have Made Last Time.’”
Movie: Knocked Up
“[The movie was] a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”
Movie: The Happening
“It was a bad movie that I did. [Expletive] it. It is what it is. [Expletive-ing] trees, man. The plants. [Expletive] it. You can’t blame me for not wanting to try to play a science teacher. At least I wasn’t playing a cop or a crook.”
Movie: Kick Ass 2
"I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."
Movie: The Sound of Music
"[I]t was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it."
Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
“I’m in the movie and I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn’t know what was happening. I think if you haven’t read the script and you go and see it and understand it, you may be a genius. This is a movie for geniuses.”
"Virus is the worst movie I've ever been in and it wasn't that I thought a lot about it except that is was a piece of [expletive] as I was making it and I kept on asking myself: How could I get out of it, how long was it going to be and how bad was it going to be? It was just dreadful."
Movie: The Devil's Own
"We had a great script, but it got tossed. I couldn't believe it ... The movie was the complete victim of this drowning studio head [Mark Canton] who said, 'I don't care. We're making it. I don't care what you have. Shoot something.'"
Movie: The Amazing Spider-Man
"It's not my kind of movie. It's really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it. You work it as much as you can, but you can't put 10 pounds of [expletive] in a five-pound bag"
Movie: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
"I'll be honest, I [expletive] hate that movie. I hate that movie. I was pushed into doing it. [After] Coach Carter, they signed me for a three-picture deal […] And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!'"
Movie: The Bourne Ultimatum
"This is a career-ender. I mean, I could put this thing up on eBay and it would be game over for that dude. It's terrible. It's really embarrassing. He was having a go, basically, and he took his money and left."
Movie: Reindeer Games
"That was a bad, bad, bad movie. But ... I got to work with John Frankenheimer. I wasn't lying to myself — that's why I did it."
"I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of [expletive], god-awful movie. It was just what my career needed — I was at the top, now I'm at the bottom."