Bad Turn Worse
Bad Turn Worse (2014)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 14, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2015
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It wears its influences on its sleeve, but Bad Turn Worse still boasts more than enough pulpy thrills to justify its place at the table.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Bad Turn Worse is a taut noir tale, bolstered by a trio of excellent lead performances and a well-plotted script.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"Bad Turn Worse" simply peters out by the night of the big heist, never achieving more than being imitative of small-town noir instead of getting inside it.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

A taut thriller with assured performances from its central core, the film eventually finds itself exactly where logic would expect it to be.

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Joe McGovern
Entertainment Weekly

Directors Zeke and Simon Hawkins add air-quote references to Jim Thompson, Steven Soderbergh, and the Coen brothers but are too proud of the movie's twists to make them truly snap.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A juicy neo-noir like "Bad Turn Worse" doesn't have to make total sense to grab you. All it has to do is spit like a snake enough times to show that it means business.

Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

It has a humid sense of place, a few effective twists, and most importantly a terrific primary villain.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

It's a confident, engaging film, undone by some narrative sag in the middle but worth seeing for its opening and closing acts.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

This cowboy noir works fine as a genre riff, but screenwriter Dutch Southern draws so liberally on the work of Jim Thompson, Cormac McCarthy, and the Coen brothers that he ought to take them all out for drinks.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The brothers take a lean screenplay and turn it into a memorable thrill ride.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Todd Smith
They say that the friends you make in school will be your friends for life. The film Bad Turn Worse explores these bonds and shows just how tight they can be.… More