The Bad Batch
The Bad Batch (2017)

The aforementioned girl is Arlen, (Suki Waterhouse), one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to society, who is unceremoniously dumped into a hostile desert wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While wandering in her… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 23, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2017
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Bad Batch has its moments, but it's too thinly written and self-indulgent to justify its length or compensate for its slow narrative drift.

Tricia Olszewski

Feels less like a coherent film and more like a pastiche.

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Amy Nicholson

Amirpour has ambitions bigger than the art house. She wants to make big, colorful blockbusters, too, and The Bad Batch feels like an audition reel to take over Mad Max.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

It's not for all tastes, but it has something of the same poetry that marked out her debut, and in its transcendent moments reaffirms Amirpour as one of the most extraordinary new filmmakers to emerge in recent years.

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Angelica Jade Bastién

A film with neither engaging emotional threads nor the kind of panache that makes such cinematic mayhem worth it.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

It's good, dirty fun. But it also takes exploitation - of bodies, of feeling, of labor - seriously.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The story kept taking unexpected turns throughout. I don't remember Suki Waterhouse from previous movies, but she gives a strong performance in this film. She has charisma and the camera likes her. She looks like a star on the rise.

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Julia Cooper
Globe and Mail

It's a trippy, sun-scorched apocalyptic horror film with a rom-com finish that gets as bloody, visceral and cannibalistic as its U.S. R rating will allow.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Brace yourself for a dark, nasty and surprisingly enjoyable ride.

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John Bleasdale

[Bad Batch] is a post-apocalyptic cannibal movie that devours its influences without ever getting to the red meat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
In a desert prison, the scum of humanity has either turned to cannibalism or a poor but hedonistic settlement. What could be a pretty wild albeit disgusting… More
Brendan Nicholls
The film is just a daring vision of an idea, I look at this film and I get insanely jealous. The director is visually gifted and while the story can be somewhat… More
_kelly .King
Great cinematography and framing. Exceptional acting. But pacing is too slow, like quicksand pace. The Jim Carrey cameo is lightly amusing because of its… More
K Nife Churchkey
Ana Lily Amirpour's follow up to her critically acclaimed "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is an overlong, vacuous collage of hipster music,… More
Nate Zoebl
Days after viewing writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour's The Bad Batch, I'm still contemplating what I just saw. That can be the sign of a good,… More