Branded (2012)

Branded is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where corporate brands have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive. One… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2013
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

There's almost a Seussian vibe in this heap, but no hint that it's intentional.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Branded" is a confusing sci-fi thriller that takes itself much too seriously.

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Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

This movie makes absolutely no sense.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

To borrow a hamburger chain's refrain, not lovin' it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Satire usually implies at least a little bit of humor, and Branded is mostly humorless -- if it was ever actually trying to be funny, then it fails. If a satire should be pointed, then this movie is more on the dull side.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The worst of the worst, but serious connoisseurs of le bad cinema shouldn't pass it up.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

This fantastical fable takes aim at marketing itself with an intriguing if tendentious narrative.

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Monica Castillo
Boston Phoenix

Nothing more than a freshman's first term paper for a sociology 101.

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Scott Weinberg

It's not every day you see an ostensible satire that's never funny on purpose but is frequently hilarious by accident.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A Russian advertising executive (with a British accent) develops the ability to see people's brand loyalty, which materializes as waving blobs on stalks… More
Panta Oz
Most of people who watch Branded (also known as The Mad Cow and Москва 2017), a Russian and American… More
Dead Angel
I watched the full movie just to see whether it gets better later or not. Wasted my time.
Robert Brogan
Branded is an odd film. It is not exactly satire, nor is it a thriller, nor is it a mystical adventure. The plot feels very random. It is like eating something… More
Walter M.
In "Branded," Misha(Ed Stoppard) is struck by lightning as a child. So, as an adult, he can do no better than getting a job in marketing in Moscow,… More
Christopher Haskell
As much as "Branded" is ambitious and inventive, it's also careless and void of appropriate character development and character reactions. In the… More