Badland Reviews

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
November 30, 2007
The mawkish yet weirdly mesmerizing film Badland is independent in scale but aggressively Hollywood in storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 30, 2007
The year's dullest movie has arrived: the deeply silly Badland, which is as dead as winter and twice as long.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 30, 2007
Possibly the worst idea for a movie this century.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2007
Expertly constructed and beautifully photographed, Badland easily sustains its 160-minute running time, and the portrayals of Draven, a British actor, and 9-year-old Fulton can stand alongside the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
November 30, 2007
The raw material would seem to be in place for a strong, moving contemporary tragedy, but scene after endless scene fails to come to life.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 30, 2007
When the picture gets around to its calculated socko ending, the viewer has long been pummeled into a state of numbness.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
November 27, 2007
Badland practically begs 'For Your Consideration' without the substance to justify its awards-season epic length.