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Bad Milo! (2013)



Critic Consensus: Bad Milo! sets some deliriously low expectations with its gross premise -- and then manages to match most of them in sick, entertaining style.

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Duncan's (Ken Marino) life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss (Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (Mary Kay Place) with a boyfriend 1/3 her age, a deadbeat new age dad (Stephen Root), and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife (Gillian Jacobs), his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay. (c) Magnoliamore
Rating: R (for bloody comic horror violence, and for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Benjamin Hayes, Jacob Vaughan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2014
Box Office: $19.6k
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


Ken Marino
as Duncan
Peter Stormare
as Highsmith
Toby Huss
as Dr. Yeager
Diana Toshiko
as Brittany
Steve Zissis
as Dr. Yip
Nick Jaine
as Abilash
Claudia Choi
as Jillian
Chris Nunez
as Office Temp
Jake Broder
as Bradley
Sashen Naicker
as Indian Husband
Russell Becker
as Angry Office Worker
Tommy Shayne Manfred...
as Office Worker Tom
Wayne Hellstrom
as Dr. Thatch
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Critic Reviews for Bad Milo!

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (7)

Here is a movie that, much like its eponymous character, never quite figures out what it wants to be.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

What could have been a very funny short film about self-control and befriending your id instead becomes a rambling commentary on father-son dysfunction and the limits of proctology.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

"Bad Milo!" is a cult classic in the making.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This movie is about a monster that crawls out of a man's butt and starts killing people.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Like a lot of intentionally shoddy or derivative movies, Bad Milo! can't overcome what it's trying to be.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Bad Milo! meets your expectations right where you left them.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bad Milo!

With Jacob Vaughan's first real directorial debut, he shows his immense skills for the exploitation genre, as well as low budget horror. These are the kind of indie horror movies I love seeing, full of gore and toilet humor. The premise is awesome, featuring a stress monster growing in the digestive system of a low level employee at a corrupt firm. The eponymous Milo enacts vengeance on those that cause Duncan (Marino) unwanted stress, which means anyone and everyone that comes into contact with the harried husband. Marino is always very funny in his roles, big or small, and he really shines as this repressed simpleton. The gore is great, very graphic and very interestingly done, and the side notes of revenge mimic the plot of David Cronenberg's classic horror film "The Brood," which I absolutely love. The entire cast is great, the premise is kooky while staying violent and gross, and the core message that those who run often can't deal with reality, was actually insightful. I highly recommend this gem for all these reasons, as well as for the cuteness of the lead.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

An accountant finds that his searing intestinal pains come from a monster that lives in his lower intestine, who emerges from his bowels to kill whatever is causing him undue stress in his life. A lot more thoughtful and psychologically probing than the usual movie about butt-monsters, which may explain why it's failed to resonate with midnight movie crowds---this is a case where the movie might benefit from a less tasteful approach.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


Decent horror comedy, and one that had plenty of potential of being so much more, Bad Milo is a film that has an interesting premise, but at times falls short. I enjoyed the film, but I also felt that the end result could have been much better than what we got. The story concerns a guy who has a demon like creature living in his intestines. The sheer ridiculousness of that idea alone should have made this a memorable horror comedy. However, in the end, it's a decent affair, and one that definitely should have been better. Considering some of the cast members involved, you'd exp[ct a great movie, but like I said it just tries to be off the wall, way too many times, and it loses sight of what it tries to do with its idea. In the end, Bad Milo is all over the place, and tries too hard at being original. I think it's a shame because the idea was interesting and very humorous, but it just felt a bit strained in the end. Don't go into this expecting a great horror comedy, go into this one with mild results and might like it, but you'll also want a far better movie out of it as well. I enjoyed it, but I think that the filmmakers should have tightened the script up a bit to make it a worthwhile addition to the genre. As it is, it's worth seeing if you enjoy low budget pictures, but to others, they may want to skip this one because of its premise. Overall, a decent, watchable affair, but one that could have been better. Bad Milo! Is just one of those movies that has such an interesting idea, but doesn't quite know how to really make it into a great film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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