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Bad Seed (2001)

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In rainy Tacoma, WA, Preston Tylk (Luke Wilson) learns that his beautiful wife Emily (Mili Avital) has been unfaithful with a man named Jonathan (Norman Reedus). Preston goes for a walk to consider his future, and when he returns, he discovers Emily's body - she's been strangled to death. After the funeral, Preston figures out who Jonathan is and goes to his house to confront him, where he is attacked by a man who he then bludgeons to death in self-defense. But it's not Jonathan; it's his mentally challenged brother, and the murder was taped on a security camera - which Jonathan now possesses and is using to convict Preston in both slayings. With the help of a private eye named Dick (Dennis Farina), and on the run from the law, Preston tries to recover the tape and clear his name. Meanwhile the enraged Jonathan, innocent of Emily's death after all, chases Preston through the Pacific Northwest to kill him for both slayings. If Preston and Jonathan didn't kill Emily, who did?more
Rating: R (Violence and Language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jon Bokenkamp
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Runtime:
Artisan Entertainment

Cast

Luke Wilson
as Preston Tylk
Norman Reedus
as Jonathan Casey
Tom Kelly
as Randy
TJ Thyne
as Art Casey
Larry Boothby
as Truck Driver
Lyssa Orchid
as Neighbor
Scott Nath
as Student
Bill Higham
as Dr. Laskey
Jim Freedom
as Tied-Up Man
Jessica Sullivan
as Tied-Up Woman
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Critic Reviews for Bad Seed

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

The impressive score by Kurt Kuenne (Scrapbook) does a terrific job of setting the mood.

Full Review… | November 24, 2001
Internet Reviews

October 15, 2005
Zap2it.com

August 21, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | November 2, 2001
Apollo Guide

Full Review… | May 29, 2001
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Bad Seed

Wow how does this have bad ratings? I don't care what anyone says and nor should you, but if you like suspense and plot twists then you'll like this. I loved the whole damn thing. So much emotion, and I don't see any flaws in it. The people who 'rated' this don't even give a reason, so they can shove it. Great movie, and now I'm on the hunt to buying it. I'm so angry this doesn't have better ratings. Wow these critics on here suck. They probably just follow the crowd or didn't even watch it. I don't think this is in any way 'horror' at all. It's 100% suspense and mystery. If you think just a gun being in a movie and people chasing one another is horror then whatever, but this is a good movie and I'd watch it over and over. Good job to everyone in it. Soundtrack was beautiful. Damn.

Angela Hylia
Angela Hylia

Pretty good thriller, it has some plot holes though and some of it is a bit far fetched, but the characters develop nicely and it has some very suspenseful scenes.

jam233
James Higgins

Pretty good thriller, it has some plot holes though and some of it is a bit far fetched, but the characters develop nicely and it has some very suspenseful scenes.

jazza923
James Higgins

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