Bad Taste
Bad Taste (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Peter Jackson's early low-budget shocker boasts a disgusting premise - aliens harvesting humans for fast food - that gives the budding auteur plenty of room for gross-out visuals and absurd cleverness.

Time Out

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Jackson does it all in this movie: writes, directs, stars, produces, and designs the makeup.

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

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.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Divertido em seu humor descompromissado, este trash faz rir, mas não oferece o menor indício do virtuoso cineasta que Jackson se tornaria.

Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Fun, though the title couldn't be more apt.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It warms the heart to know that the creator of this insanity went on to win the Oscar.

Dan Fienberg

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.

Rob Gonsalves

It certainly makes good on its title.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

[Bad Taste will] probably work best when watched with an enthusiastic group, and a copious amount of alcohol on standby.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Not hysterical and priceless as Braindead but still a very funny low-budget trashy fun with nice gore and makeup effects, even though it is also a bit hard to… More
Unknown Hobo
I have never understood and probably never will understand the fascination with this movie. It gets another star just for being so awful its actually watchable,… More
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Phil Hubbs
Mr 'Lord of the Rings' Jackson directs and stars in this gloriously tacky yet extremely gory sci-fi spoof cum comedy as one of a bunch of rather ugly… More
Lucas Martins
Peter Jackson should had done other trash film instead The Lovely Bones.
Kevin Cookman
Peter Jackson's first feature is one of the finest B-movies of all time. Chances are, you've never seen, and probably will never again see, something… More

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