The Dude Abides: Every Jeff Bridges Movie, Ranked Worst to Best

From charming rascals to old coots, 'The Last Picture Show' to 'The Big Lebowski' – the iconic actor's greatest hits (and misses)

65. 'R.I.P.D.' (2013)

We start at the bottom with this dreadful movie that even Bridges couldn't save. (Did he even want to?) Ryan Reynolds is a crooked cop who gets killed and winds up in the afterlife, working for the police department of the title – they hunt down undead bad guys hiding in the land of the living. His partner is a gruff, long-dead frontier marshal (guess who) who can't stand city folk and has dialogue that'd make Yosemite Sam look like Noel Coward. It should be enjoyed as a lark, and Bridges seems to understand that this movie would work best as a comedy. But his character is one-note and repetitive, and winds up being as grating as everything else in this misbegotten sci-fi flop. Rest in peace indeed.