Bad Fever (2012)

Bad Fever

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Alternatively quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man's broken American dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand. Eddie (Kentucker Audley) bumbles his way through an agonizing courtship with Irene (Eleonore Hendricks), a manipulating drifter who videotapes their fleeting moments together. To express his true feelings for her, he painstakingly orchestrates his debut stand-up performance at the local … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Dustin Guy Defa
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Critic Reviews for Bad Fever

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

Heavy on the awkward silences and joggling, invasive close-ups.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
Chicago Reader
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As the camera skitters spastically around its troubled schlub, the film becomes a muddy, minimalist moan of desperation.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
New York Times
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Audley, a helmer in his own right, somehow infuses Eddie with a compelling presence that exerts an offbeat authenticity.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
Variety
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From its opening white-letters-on-red-background credit sequence to its diligent focus on a wayward loner drifting about the outskirts of society and sanity, Bad Fever has the empathetic soul of '70s American filmmaking.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Village Voice
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Defa exerts delicate control over his incendiary material and evokes emotional terrors with a sympathetic directness; his raw-toned drama is quietly hectic and brutally poignant.

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
New Yorker
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Full Review… | February 15, 2012
New York Times
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