Besides the fact that 2014 has been one of the strongest cinematic years in recent memory, there have been some wonderfully horrific films that have quickly deflated our balloons and brought us all crashing back to Earth. In no particular order here are the five worst films of the year, in five words or less.

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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

A film to sleep through.

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Reaching for the Moon (2013)

 Explodes before take-off.

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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

 Deliver us from accents, Amen.

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Hercules (2014)

 Brett Ratner: One; Hercules: Zero.

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Words And Pictures (2014)

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