16 Filmmakers Who Actually Apologized For Their Work
Batman and Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is largely viewed among the worst super hero movies of all time, and while it would be lovely to argue that it has gotten easier to watch with time and that the level of hatred it has received is unjustified, it's not, and it genuinely isn't. Gene Siskel called the film a "snickering, tiresome, overproduced extravaganza," and the bulk of his contemporaries concurred.
Apologies, or any true recognition of wrongdoing, are hard to come by in Hollywood, which is full of egomaniacal narcissists. It's always the fault of someone else. That's why it's so much more meaningful when a filmmaker genuinely admits, "My bad."
Although there aren't many to pick from, we were able to compile a list of filmmakers who expressed regret for their less-than-stellar work.
It's one thing to criticize a film; it's quite another way to apologize. Lifting your arms and accepting you made a mistake is a difficult thing to do here in Hollywood, but the following filmmakers dare to apologize for their high-profile gaffes.