We’re ranking the movies and shows of Paul Bettany! We start with his Certified Fresh works, including his early supporting breakthroughs in A Knight’s Tale and Mast and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Of course, much of his Certified Fresh films come from being the secret weapon throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he plays J.A.R.V.I.S.-cum-Vision starting in the original Iron Man all the way up to Avengers: Infinity War. WandaVision saw Marvel successfully spilling into TV, an arena where Bettany has also done acclaimed work, including the first season of Manhunt and miniseries A Very British Scandal.
Adjusted Score: 105236%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Robert Downey Jr.’s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Engrossing and affecting, Manhunt: Unabomber uses a taut, meticulously constructed narrative to uncover the facts behind the oft-exaggerated true story.
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Part loving homage to TV history, part off-kilter mystery, WandaVision is a wonderfully weird and strikingly bold step into the small screen for the MCU – and a perfect showcase for Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
Adjusted Score: 96628%
Critics Consensus: Journey’s End brings R.C. Sherriff’s 90-year-old play to the screen with thrilling power, thanks to director Saul Dibb’s hard-hitting urgency and brilliant work from a talented cast.
Adjusted Score: 118223%
Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Claire Foy and Paul Bettany are delightful as a loathsome couple in A Very British Scandal, a sordid saga that’s so juicy it’ll leave viewers wishing the too-short runtime had afforded them a few more bites.
Adjusted Score: 93827%
Critics Consensus: Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of ’08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.
Adjusted Score: 115707%
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: 92201%
Critics Consensus: Russell Crowe’s rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O’Brian’s novel.
Adjusted Score: 93252%
Critics Consensus: With the help of its charismatic lead, some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises, Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon.
Adjusted Score: 85175%
Critics Consensus: Uncle Frank finds writer-director Alan Ball still untangling the modern American family dynamic, aided by standout work from Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis.
Adjusted Score: 91220%
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor’s unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
Adjusted Score: 82406%
Critics Consensus: Emily Blunt shines as Victoria in this romantic but plodding royal portrait.
Adjusted Score: 82771%
Critics Consensus: The well-acted A Beautiful Mind is both a moving love story and a revealing look at mental illness.
Adjusted Score: 70541%
Critics Consensus: Bent juggles heavy topics with style, though its heavy-handedness at times feels more like exploitation than exploration.
Adjusted Score: 83568%
Critics Consensus: It isn’t quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.
Adjusted Score: 99387%
Critics Consensus: A flawed yet fun and fast-paced space adventure, Solo: A Star Wars Story should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theater door.
Adjusted Score: 75016%
Critics Consensus: A challenging piece of experimental filmmaking.
Adjusted Score: 66831%
Critics Consensus: As a gangster biopic, Legend is deeply flawed, but as a showcase for Tom Hardy — in a dual role, no less — it just about lives up to its title.
Adjusted Score: 65716%
Critics Consensus: A predictable, bland rom-com, but Bettany proves to be an appealing lead.
Adjusted Score: 61094%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Adjusted Score: 64973%
Critics Consensus: Once you get past the anachronism, A Knight’s Tale becomes a predictable, if spirited, Rocky on horseback.
Adjusted Score: 63548%
Critics Consensus: The Secret Life of Bees has moments of charm, but is largely too maudlin and sticky-sweet.
Adjusted Score: 55040%
Critics Consensus: While well-acted and skillfully directed, Blood never quite manages to draw its themes and characters into a coherent, compelling whole.
Adjusted Score: 49608%
Critics Consensus: This movie about passion and betrayal finds itself severely lacking in the former.
Adjusted Score: 50165%
Critics Consensus: This Charles Darwin biopic is curiously dispassionate, but Creation contains some of director Jon Amiel’s best work, and Paul Bettany’s performance is not to be missed.
Adjusted Score: 43884%
Critics Consensus: Heavy on cliches and light on charm, this kid-lit fantasy-adventure doesn’t quite get off the ground.
Adjusted Score: 35296%
Critics Consensus: What makes Dan Brown’s novel a best seller is evidently not present in this dull and bloated movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code.
Adjusted Score: 26770%
Critics Consensus: The scenery and the stars are undeniably beautiful, but they can’t make up for The Tourist‘s slow, muddled plot, or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Adjusted Score: 28928%
Critics Consensus: In his directorial debut, ace cinematographer Wally Pfister remains a distinctive visual stylist, but Transcendence‘s thought-provoking themes exceed the movie’s narrative grasp.
Adjusted Score: 20093%
Critics Consensus: Thematically and visually unpleasant, The Reckoning wallows in the same violent misogyny it purports to condemn.
Adjusted Score: 24726%
Critics Consensus: Harrison Ford’s rote performance brings little to this uninspired techno-heist film whose formulaic plot is befuddled with tedious and improbable twists.
Adjusted Score: 21672%
Critics Consensus: Despite a solid cast and intermittent thrills, Legion suffers from a curiously languid pace, confused plot, and an excess of dialogue.
Adjusted Score: 17596%
Critics Consensus: Sleek and stylish, but those qualities are wasted on a dull, derivative blend of sci-fi, action, and horror.
Adjusted Score: 15128%
Critics Consensus: Aggressively strange and willfully unfunny, the misguided Mortdecai sounds a frightfully low note in Johnny Depp’s post-Pirates filmography.