The Badge (2002)


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Billy Bob Thornton stars as Darl, a homophobic Louisiana sheriff assigned to investigate the murder of a local transsexual. Ever so gradually shedding his animosity toward the gay community, Darl finds himself shunned by his own friends and coworkers. But worse is still to come, as his investigation threatens to expose a far-reaching coverup by several high-ranking city and state politicians. Patricia Arquette costars as Scarlett, a stripper-prostitute who was once married to the murder victim. … More

Rating: R (for language and sexual content.)
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Robby Henson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
LionsGate Entertainment



as Sheriff Darl Hardwic...

as Carla

as Deputy C.B.

as Bull Hardwick

as Sister Felicia

as Big Six Rayburn

as Governor

as Estill Sims

as Dep. Jackson

as Teenage Waitress

as Coach

as Darleen

as Pharmacy Lady

as Leo Atwood

as Cash Haden

as Frat Boy #1

as Frat Boy #2

as John Doe

as Strip Club Waitress

as Sweatsuit Guy

as Strip Club DJ
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All Critics (6)

Depois da interessante primeira hora, o roteiro se acovarda e evita se aprofundar nos polêmicos temas que vinha abordando. Além disso, os buracos na trama e os personagens unidimensionais comprometem a história.

October 8, 2003
Cinema em Cena

That Thornton transcends the material time and again is ultimately just the type of thing that shines light on the need for the material to be transcended.

Full Review… | February 12, 2003
Film Freak Central

Predictable though enchanting..may be anomalous, it may unusual and it may be irresolute in parts, but it's definitely a well-performed and captivating piece of film

January 2, 2003

October 7, 2005

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Cinema Signals

Full Review… | February 11, 2003

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