Bad Fever
Bad Fever (2012)

Alternatively quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man's broken American dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand. Eddie (Kentucker Audley)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 3, 2012
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Heavy on the awkward silences and joggling, invasive close-ups.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

From its opening white-letters-on-red-background credit sequence to its diligent focus on a wayward loner drifting about the outskirts of society and sanity, Bad Fever has the empathetic soul of '70s American filmmaking.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

As the camera skitters spastically around its troubled schlub, the film becomes a muddy, minimalist moan of desperation.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Defa exerts delicate control over his incendiary material and evokes emotional terrors with a sympathetic directness; his raw-toned drama is quietly hectic and brutally poignant.

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Ronnie Scheib

Audley, a helmer in his own right, somehow infuses Eddie with a compelling presence that exerts an offbeat authenticity.

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Rather than express any emotional truth of its own, Bad Fever merely adopts an attitude that resembles one.

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