Very Bad Things (1998)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 52
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 29
Mean-spirited and empty.
Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 9
Mean-spirited and empty.
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 34,981
The only thing that Kyle Fisher wants is to marry the woman he loves, Laura Garrety. All Laura wants is the wedding of her dreams. But before Kyle staggers down the aisle with his beautiful, controlling bride, his buddies decide to give their friend one last night of freedom, male bonding and debauchery. Real estate hustler Boyd (Christian Slater); the battling Berkow brothers, Adam and Michael; and introvert mechanic Moore throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for Kyle that is a smashing success,
Nov 25, 1998 Wide
Apr 27, 1999
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Adam Berkow Jr.
Tyler Cole Malinger
Russell B. McKenzie
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Berg is so in love with his escalating shock tactics that they quickly cease to shock.
...hollow, simple-minded and about as profound an experience as stepping in a pile of road kill.
The gross-out humor lacks edge, the guilt never kicks in, and the outrages are predictable. It's one flat brewski.
Peter Berg's Very Bad Things isn't a bad movie, just a reprehensible one.
Disappointing film, directed by a good actor, Peter Berg, who thinks his tale is clever and witty
Very Bad Things is a horrible hoot. It is one of those movies that put you through the wringer. It doesn't tickle the funny bone -- it pulverizes it. You don't know whether to laugh, gasp, or walk out.
Very Bad Things is a deliciously nasty morality tale that simply warns viewers that what goes around comes around.
...one of the more effective black comedies to come around in quite some time.
A Swiftian satire on white yuppies -- it's American Psycho with five psychos.
A vicious, disturbing black comedy that delivers a wickedly entertaining ride if you don't take it too seriously.
...the film wages a war against one's moral senses in a story that's unforgettable.
The trouble is that Berg doesn't seem sure how to draw matters to a close.
There are some hysterically funny bits, but the excessive violence sometimes kills the laughter.
There is a line between gallows humor and tastelessness, but Very Bad Things apparently doesn't have a clue where that might be.
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