The worst movies the cast of ‘Riverdale’ has been in

Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, and Lili Reinhart star on The CW's

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Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, and Lili Reinhart star on The CW’s “Riverdale.”
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  • The cast of “Riverdale” has many young actors who haven’t been in many movies.
  • Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, and Skeet Ulrich all have lowest-rated films with a 0% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Stars Charles Melton, Camila Mendes, and Ashleigh Murray have yet to be in a film with less than a 50% critic score.
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The cast of “Riverdale” is comprised mostly of young actors with only a few films under their belts – in fact, some stars, like Vanessa Morgan and Casey Cott, haven’t been in any movies yet.

That said, the show’s cast already has filmographies that extend from critically acclaimed flicks to total flops.

Here are the worst films the cast of “Riverdale” has been in based on Rotten Tomatoes’ critic scores.

Note: Critic scores were accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change.


Mädchen Amick — “The Rats” (2002)

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Mädchen Amick as Susan Costello in “The Rats.”
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Fox Television Studios

Critic score: 0%

Best known for her role of Shelly Johnson on “Twin Peaks,” Mädchen Amick plays Betty’s mother Alice Cooper on “Riverdale.”

However, she’s acted in a handful of low-scoring films, including the made-for-TV movie, “The Rats.” In it, Amick plays a woman who has to save New York City from being taken over by an enormous swarm of rats.

As Blake French from Filmcritic.com wrote, “In order to buy this movie, you’d have to abandon sanity altogether.”


Luke Perry — “Robin Cook’s ‘Invasion'” (1997)

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Luke Perry and Rebecca Gayheart in “Robin Cook’s ‘Invasion’.”
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RHI Entertainment/NBC

Critic score: 0%

Luke Perry is best known for playing teen loner, Dylan McKay, on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” but one of the last roles he played before his death in 2019 was Archie Andrews’ dad on “Riverdale.”

Shortly after his stint on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” he starred in the critical flop “Robin Cook’s ‘Invasion.'”

Although technically a two-part mini-series, the sci-fi project is classified as a film on Rotten Tomatoes.

In it, aliens begin to take over Earth by infecting humans with a virus – and it’s up to Perry’s character to save the world.

As Scott Weinberg from the Apollo Guide wrote, “[‘Robin Cook’s ‘Invasion’] feels like a science-fiction concept from 1951 that has been strained through a soap-opera sieve and left to [mold] on the counter for six weeks.”


Skeet Ulrich — “Nobody’s Baby” (2001)

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Skeet Ulrich and Gary Oldman in the 2001 film “Nobody’s Baby.”
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Artisan Home Entertainment

Critic score: 0%

Skeet Ulrich plays Jughead’s father, FP Jones, on “Riverdale,” but he can also be seen in the original “Scream” (1996) and on shows like “Law & Order.”

His lowest-scoring project, however, is “Nobody’s Baby,” a buddy film about two criminals who escape from prison and cause a car crash that leaves only a baby alive.

The plot centers around the duo’s decision to hold the baby for ransom or take care of him.

Not even Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman could save this movie from critics.

As Dennis Harvey from Variety wrote, “A witless script wrings few laughs from its retread conceits, but it too often doesn’t even try.”


Cole Sprouse — “The Master of Disguise” (2002)

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Cole Sprouse acting alongside his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse, in “The Master of Disguise.”
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Columbia Pictures

Critic score: 1%

Currently starring as Jughead Jones on “Riverdale,” Cole Sprouse got his start on the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.”

Early in his career, he acted in “The Master of Disguise,” a movie about a man, played by Dana Carvey, who must transform his appearance in order to rescue his kidnapped parents.

Sprouse plays the younger version of Carvey’s character.

As Jamie Russell from BBC.com wrote, “Never have so many jokes clunked off the screen to such a silent audience. And never has 80 minutes seemed like such an eternity.”


Marisol Nichols — “Delta Farce” (2007)

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Marisol Nichols and Larry the Cable Guy in “Delta Farce.”
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Lions Gate Films

Critic score: 5%

Marisol Nichols plays Veronica’s mother, Hermione Lodge, but she was in many movies prior to her role on “Riverdale,” including “Vegas Vacation” (1997) and “Scream 2” (1997).

Her lowest-rated movie to date is “Delta Farce,” where she acted alongside comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall.

In the film, three men are mistaken for Army soldiers and are flown to Iraq. Somehow they end up in Mexico instead, but the trio believes they’re in the Middle East.

Critics found the movie unfunny and believed it relied too heavily on offensive stereotypes.

As Peter Hartlaub from the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes.”


Mark Consuelos — “Nine Lives” (2016)

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“Riverdale’s” Mark Consuelos in “Nine Lives.”
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EuropaCorp

Critic score: 14%

Best known for his role on “All My Children,” Mark Consuelos plays Veronica’s father, Hiram Lodge on “Riverdale.”

But his lowest-rated movie, “Nine Lives,” is about a workaholic businessman, played by Kevin Spacey, who is transported into the body of his daughter’s cat.

Consuelos plays a manager at Spacey’s company.

As Peter Travers from Rolling Stone wrote, “Family audiences should not be fooled. ‘Nine Lives’ goes out with the kitty litter.”


Madelaine Petsch — “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty” (2016)

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Madelaine Petsch as Eliza in “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty.”
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2B Films

Critic score: 15%

Hollywood newcomer Madelaine Petsch plays Cheryl Blossom on “Riverdale.”

So far, she has only been in one critically scored movie, “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty,” and it didn’t blow critics away.

The movie is a modern retelling of “Sleeping Beauty.” In it, a man inherits a cursed house filled with demons, and he must figure out how to wake up Briar Rose while keeping the demons contained.

As Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “The latest in a long line of horror films shamelessly ripping off the Brothers Grimm won’t leave you believing in fairy tales.”


KJ Apa — “The Last Summer” (2019)

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“Riverdale” star KJ Apa in Netflix’s “The Last Summer.”
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Netflix

Critic score: 17%

KJ Apa plays popular football player Archie Andrews on “Riverdale” and he is relatively new to the Hollywood scene, with a few movies, including “The Hate U Give” (2018) and “A Dog’s Purpose” (2017) under his belt.

His lowest-rated movie is Netflix’s “The Last Summer,” which is about a group of high schoolers spending their last summer together before they leave for college.

As Megan Vick from TV Guide wrote, “As the streaming giant heads into its second summer of rom-coms, it’s becoming apparent that it’s struggling when it comes to teen romance and coming-of-age stories.”


Lili Reinhart — “The Good Neighbor” (2016)

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Lili Reinhart plays Ashley in “The Good Neighbor.”
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Ball & Chain Productions

Critic score: 29%

Seen in flicks like “Hustlers” (2019) and “Miss Stevens” (2016), Lili Reinhart plays Betty Cooper, one of the main characters on “Riverdale.”

Although she hasn’t been in many films, her worst-rated one is “The Good Neighbor.”

This thriller is about a pair of high schoolers who set up a series of pranks in an old man’s house to make him believe he’s being haunted.

As Robert Abele from the Los Angeles Times wrote, “The dreary lack of suspense in this tweaked ‘Rear Window’ scenario, and our inability to care one whit for two cruel, arrogant bullies operating under a perceived notion that they’re social scientists, makes this one tough going.”


Charles Melton — “The Sun Is Also a Star” (2019)

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Charles Melton plays Daniel in “The Sun is Also a Star.”
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Warner Bros. Pictures

Critic score: 51%

Although still a newcomer, Charles Melton can be seen on “American Horror Story: Hotel” and in the upcoming film “Bad Boys for Life.”

On “Riverdale,” he plays Reggie Mantle who is Archie’s rival.

His lowest-rated movie is a love story called “The Sun Is Also a Star,” which is based on the book by Nicola Yoon. In it, Melton plays a high schooler who meets and falls in with a girl on her last day in the United States.

The film received mixed reviews, with many critics finding the story cliché.

As Brian Lowry from CNN.com wrote, “While time is likely on the side of its leads, their chemistry only goes so far in what feels, finally, like a half-baked movie.”


Camila Mendes — “The New Romantic” (2018)

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Camila Mendes as Morgan Cruise in “The New Romantic.”
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The Orchard

Critic score: 62%

Camila Mendes plays Veronica Lodge, a wealthy high schooler from New York, on “Riverdale.”

Mendes has only been in a few flicks including “Coyote Lake” (2019) and “The Perfect Date” (2019), but her lowest-scoring movie so far is “The New Romantic.”

The movie centers around a college student who has given up on dating men her own age and decides to pursue an older man.

Some critics found the movie refreshing, but others felt it was predictable.

As Amy Nicholson from Variety wrote, “More tragic than funny, but Stone is hoping for laughs – or really, swoons – or maybe just whatever will make audiences happy, an eagerness to please that makes the tone wobble from scene to scene.”


Ashleigh Murray — “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” (2017)

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Ashleigh Murray stars in “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.”
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Netflix

Critic score: 92%

Hollywood newbie Ashleigh Murray plays Josie McCoy, the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats, on “Riverdale.”

The only movie she’s starred in thus far is Netflix’s “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” which received favorable reviews from critics.

In it, Murray plays Deidra, a high schooler struggling with an absent father and an incarcerated mother, who decides to start robbing trains.

As Sheri Linden from The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “With a dash of grit and a healthy dose of Disney Channel-esque pep, the sophomore feature by director Sydney Freeland spins around two terrifically engaging big-screen newcomers.”

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