Bad Timing
Bad Timing (1980)

Psychiatrist Alex (Art Garfunkel) becomes sexually obsessed with Milena (Theresa Russell), a woman whom he meets at a party. The pair become involved in an intense and mutually destructive love affair. The drama unfolds in a series of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Since the brief but fairly blunt sex scenes earned the movie an X rating anyway, it seems even more self-defeating to choose a leading man incapable of projecting a forceful sexuality.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sometimes you want what's bad for you; you can't help it.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

the film's real problem is Roeg's willingness to sacrifice the logic of situation and character to facile shock effects.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Exemplifies the rich, acquired taste of the Roeg film.

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Urban Cinefile

Noirish, erotic, chaotic and intense, Bad Timing grows in complexity and emotional power as it progresses, with a wonderful soundtrack and some exceptional cinematography.

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Christopher Null

an experimental curiosity at best

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Wonderfully directed by Roeg with good performances from Harvey Keitel.and Theresa Russell. I'm not a huge fan of Art Garfunkel.
Antony Stubbs
An incredible experience. Roeg's last masterpiece after a phenomenal run charts a sensual love story from start to finish and the two parties' futile… More
Elvira B
<p>Alex Lindon, an American psychoanalyst, meets the freewheeling Milena in Vienna. We don't know much about them as the film begins. Nicolas Roeg… More
Adam Mahler
Roeg likes this movie a lot, as an organic, experimental project and a dark journey he took the actors on. His unlatched-from-sequential-time style of editing… More
Cassandra Maples
Bad Timing is not an easy film, but one that rewards effort. Art Garfunkel joins the line (Jagger, Bowie) of singers who produced career best acting… More
Red Lats
I will have to watch this film more than once to understand it. Art Garfunkel is cast as Alex -- an aloof psychoanalyst professor in a relationship with Milena… More