The Most Scathing Reviews from Musicians’ Acting Debuts

Musicians in movies are a dicey proposition. But we have faith in Adele, who will be starring in her first movie with Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The filmmaker recently directed the singer’s video for “Hello” to rave reviews. This month also marks the anniversary of Elvis’ film debut in Love Me Tender, which was panned by the critics, but managed to perform at the box office. Singers turned actors in movies are a mixed bag at best, and at worst, like Elvis’ performance, are torn apart by cinema’s critical elite.