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Bad Turn Worse (2014)



Critic Consensus: It wears its influences on its sleeve, but Bad Turn Worse still boasts more than enough pulpy thrills to justify its place at the table.

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With only a few weeks left until his two best friends leave for college, Billy Joe robs his cotton farmer boss, Giff, in order to pay for one last blow out weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon returning, the teens are confronted by the unfortunate and brutal consequences of stealing from his boss. Now Billy Joe, Sue and Bobby must embark on a dangerous journey that will test their trust and friendship and take them across the line from carefree adolescence into the harsh reality of adulthood.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dutch Southern
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On DVD: Jan 13, 2015
Starz Media


Logan Huffman
as B.J. (Billy Joe)
Ashley Kate Adams
as Girl in Bar
Jon Gries
as Sheriff Shep
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (10)

Bad Turn Worse is a taut noir tale, bolstered by a trio of excellent lead performances and a well-plotted script.

Full Review… | December 4, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Directors Zeke and Simon Hawkins add air-quote references to Jim Thompson, Steven Soderbergh, and the Coen brothers but are too proud of the movie's twists to make them truly snap.

Full Review… | November 26, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

"Bad Turn Worse" simply peters out by the night of the big heist, never achieving more than being imitative of small-town noir instead of getting inside it.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A juicy neo-noir like "Bad Turn Worse" doesn't have to make total sense to grab you. All it has to do is spit like a snake enough times to show that it means business.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

This cowboy noir works fine as a genre riff, but screenwriter Dutch Southern draws so liberally on the work of Jim Thompson, Cormac McCarthy, and the Coen brothers that he ought to take them all out for drinks.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Had the film not been so open about its ambition, maybe its mediocrity wouldn't seem quite so galling.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
AV Club
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