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Extraterrestrial fast-food franchisers come to earth to pick up food supplies-in this case, human flesh. After wiping out a few small towns, the aliens must contend with a team of government assassins, headed by Pete O'Herne. As the plot rolls on, O'Herne's crew is decimated in as gory a manner as possible, and innocent bystander Craig Smith ends up being marinated (and a darned good job it is). Turns out that the space folks are running on a timetable; they've got to return to their home planet with their human-hash cargo before a rival franchise puts them out of business. ~… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A climatic rebirth-by-chainsaw scene almost makes it all worthwhile, though you may have had to visit the bathroom once or twice in the wait."
‑ , Time Out
"Jackson does it all in this movie: writes, directs, stars, produces, and designs the makeup."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's debut is rather aptly named. Its crudity has more to do with Sam Raimi than Tolkein, but there's a wonderfully sophomoric enthusiasm that keeps it interesting."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
"Goofball gore flick that deservedly put Peter Jackson on the map!"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Absolutely insane, irretrievably disgusting, and joyously covered in gore. It ain't "Dead Alive," but it's a whole lot of wet, drippy fun."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Divertido em seu humor descompromissado, este trash faz rir, mas não oferece o menor indício do virtuoso cineasta que Jackson se tornaria."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Fun, though the title couldn't be more apt."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"It warms the heart to know that the creator of this insanity went on to win the Oscar."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"An Ok start for a good director"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"I miss Peter Jackson in his ultra low-budget horror mode. He always looked like he was having fun. Not half as good as Dead Alive, but still a hoot."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"It certainly makes good on its title."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"[Bad Taste will] probably work best when watched with an enthusiastic group, and a copious amount of alcohol on standby."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Paucity of budget, however, cannot hide boundless creativity, true filmmaking style or gobs and gobs of in-your-face homemade gore and grue."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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