Bad Turn Worse
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In Theaters November 14 (19 days)
With only a few weeks left until his two best friends leave for college, Billy Joe robs his cotton farmer boss, Giff, in order to pay for one last blow out weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon returning, the teens are confronted by the unfortunate and brutal consequences of stealing from his boss. Now Billy Joe, Sue and Bobby must embark on a dangerous journey that will test their trust and friendship and take them across the line from carefree adolescence into the harsh reality of adulthood.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lean, mean and highly watchable -- a genre exercise that introduces a promising directing team who already show considerable command of their craft."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"A tight, properly convoluted slice of contemporary noir."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"A twisty slice of pulp fiction bigger on atmosphere than credibility."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"The unfamiliar young cast all show a lot of potential in a well-thought-through, sting- in-the-tail plot. It's a well-assembled genre movie rather than a great statement, but none the worse for it."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"The Hawkins Brothers keep things moving at a decent pace over its efficient 90 minute running time, generating a suitably tense atmosphere throughout."
‑ Matthew Turner, The List
"With solid performances from all three leads and lovely twilight photography, the stage is set for a heartfelt coming-of-age drama - but the dire script has other ideas."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"More than anything, this is a great showcase for what the Hawkins brothers can do on a very tight budget."
‑ Drew McWeeny, HitFix
"There is talent and ambition here: the film has style, mood, references - and, inevitably, a great opening and credit sequence - though it's short on substance."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Though its influences (Badlands, early Coens) are writ large, and the denouement disappoints, the performances convince, the dialogue captivates and the sense of backwater boredom is overpowering."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place is screenwriter Dutch Southern's first produced script, and please God, don't let it be his last. From the grimy atmosphere of the town, to the bravura of his raw and untouchable dialogue - he's a wizard of words and mood."
‑ Chase Whale, Film Threat
"An intriguing teenage riff on Texas pulp noir that doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place is nevertheless a hardnosed, well-acted crime drama that effectively evokes locale and mood."
‑ Ian Gilchrist, HeyUGuys
"The Hawkins brothers have style to spare, though they can't decide whether they've nabbed it from Richard Linklater or Sam Peckinpah."
‑ Henry Barnes, Observer [UK]
"Fast-paced, pulpy action that deserves a look."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"The Hawkins brothers derive captivating performances from their talented central trio, and the sense of place and complicated character interplay proves very engrossing."
‑ Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny
"The degree to which We Gotta Get Out of This Place eventually peters out is, to put it mildly, rather disappointing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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