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
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Critic Score: 44% 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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Molly Laich

The Bad Batch has a thin story and an incoherent world populated by unconvincing characters, and I felt bored and depressed watching it.

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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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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

It has its moments, but this work's wild and ineptly handled tonal swings make for frustrating viewing.

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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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Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

"The Bad Batch" is more an image factory than a coherent narrative feature. Multiple viewings may reveal some deeper meaning.

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