What's The Worst That Could Happen? Review

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Max Fairbanks, billionaire, is robbed by Kevin Caffery, but ends up with the thief’s lucky ring, given to him by his girlfriend. A battle of wills ensues as the thief tries to get his ring back and wreak revenge on the tycoon.


With a critic-baiting title like that, you’d better make damn sure your material is up to scratch, and sadly, this moronic comedy fails on almost every level. Anchored (with a capital W) by the astoundingly unlikeable Lawrence, this crime caper founders from one inept and offensive set-piece to another, without ever chancing upon an ounce of wit.

As the gnarly businessman engaged in a war of wills with Lawrence’s ‘charming thief, DeVito effectively reprises his oily Ruthless People turn, while Lawrence phones in a shockingly unfunny performance.

Ultimately, with director Weisman seemingly in thrall to his Murphy-lite leading man, it’s up to a fine supporting cast to raise this depressing affair just above the realms of the unwatchable. What’s the worst that could happen? A sequel.