Nothing Bad Can Happen
Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014)

Inspired by horrifying true events, Nothing Bad Can Happen follows Tore a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement who falls in with a dysfunctional family who test his seemingly unwavering faith. After a chance… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Gebbe elicits strong performances from her actors and succeeds in inspiring a certain sick fascination with the material, yet the film's oppressive unpleasantness yields no new insights into psychology or religious faith.

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Tomas Hachard

Its world is so remote, its characters behavior so unexplained - despite the fact that the film is based on true events - that our connection to the story slackens significantly over time.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Nothing Bad Can Happen examines modern faith in a way few films do.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Pitting good against evil with striking intelligence and a near-operatic commitment to extreme suffering, Ms. Gebbe neither mocks nor celebrates Tore's love for his God.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

A revenge flick where the hero refuses vengeance. We want that catharsis, but if Tore ever stopped turning the other cheek, he'd lose the only thing he has left: forgiveness

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Writer-director Katrin Gebbe rubs viewers' faces in this dog dish of a film, with the promise that some sliver of transcendence will redeem it. But it's all dog dish.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Gebbe appears to be a misanthrope who subjects her male protagonist to senseless cruelty.

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Scott Foundas

If Gebbe is trying to say something about the opiate of religion or the social conditions that lead homeless teens into bad situations, it's muddled -- rather than sharpened -- by the ultimately numbing graphic violence.

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Zeba Blay
Movie Mezzanine

Ultimately, this is a film that asks deep questions but offers somewhat shallow answers.

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