30 terrible movies saved by great endings

Bad films that find their footing at the last minute

Constantine (2005)

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Despite its intriguing premise, Constantine lacks focus. The film’s concept of angels and demons battling it out on Earth is exciting, but its narrative feels extremely complex and difficult to follow for some viewers.

Though Constantine could easily be remembered as a fumbling Francis Lawrence-directed movie, it was saved by the captivating performance of Tilda Swinton as the androgynous angel Gabriel, who stole the spotlight near the end of the film. Swinton’s convincing portrayal of Gabriel was lauded by critics and even earned the actress a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.