Every Mark Wahlberg Movie, Ranked Worst to Best

From ball-busting blue-collar cops to well-hung porn stars – our complete stem-to-stern breakdown of the 'Deepwater Horizon' star's career

Load Previous

33. 'Mojave'

To be fair, Wahlberg steals the show with his extended cameo as a preening, fast-talking Hollywood producer (which could easily be modeled on himself) in this bizarre, symbolic macho art-drama. The thing is, it's not really a show worth stealing. Garrett Hedlund is a brooding filmmaker having an existential crisis; Oscar Isaac is the mysterious drifter with whom he crosses paths and talks literature and philosophy. And even though Wahlberg's brief turn is a welcome respite, it feels so calculated to inject energy into this testosterone-laden thriller that it leaves a strange aftertaste. Plus it's hard to believe the pseudo-poetic dialogue was written by none other than William Monahan, whose screenplay for The Departed gave Wahlberg one of his greatest roles. (See elsewhere on this list.)

Back to Top