Nothing Bad Can Happen
Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014)

Inspired by horrifying true events, Nothing Bad Can Happen follows Tore a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement who falls in with a dysfunctional family who test his seemingly unwavering faith. After a chance… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 27, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Gebbe elicits strong performances from her actors and succeeds in inspiring a certain sick fascination with the material, yet the film's oppressive unpleasantness yields no new insights into psychology or religious faith.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Gebbe appears to be a misanthrope who subjects her male protagonist to senseless cruelty.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

It may seem counterintuitive, but at some point the horrors become so heinous that you almost have to believe in God for any of it to make sense.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Pitting good against evil with striking intelligence and a near-operatic commitment to extreme suffering, Ms. Gebbe neither mocks nor celebrates Tore's love for his God.

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Tomas Hachard
NPR

Its world is so remote, its characters behavior so unexplained - despite the fact that the film is based on true events - that our connection to the story slackens significantly over time.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Nothing Bad Can Happen examines modern faith in a way few films do.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

The film has a lyrical visual palette, almost like a bad memory, and Gebbe draws very strong performances from her cast.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

A revenge flick where the hero refuses vengeance. We want that catharsis, but if Tore ever stopped turning the other cheek, he'd lose the only thing he has left: forgiveness

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Writer-director Katrin Gebbe rubs viewers' faces in this dog dish of a film, with the promise that some sliver of transcendence will redeem it. But it's all dog dish.

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