Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II, The Deer Hunter, Once Upon a Time in America: Robert De Niro has starred in some of the greatest films of all time.
His latest project, The Comedian, in which De Niro plays an ageing stand-up comedian who was once famous, has flopped with critics. “What’s more painful than watching a comedian bomb onstage in a live performance?” asks The Chicago Times in their one-star review.
Last year, De Niro featured in one of the worst films of 2016, Dirty Grandpa.
“The bits aren’t bad, if you like the Friars Club school of comedy, but De Niro is,” the reviewer writes.