The Bad Seed Reviews

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July 18, 2011
Director LeRoy has been overly faithful to the play script.
October 23, 2008
This melodrama about a child with an inbred talent for homicide is pretty unpleasant stuff on its own.
March 25, 2006
Mervyn LeRoy, who produced and directed, has lost a great deal of the bite of the play.
January 26, 2006
1956 was way too soon for an unfettered treatment of the central premise.
January 1, 2000
Overlong, stiff, and about as suspenseful as a detergent commercial.
April 15, 2019
While revolutionary at the time, the dramatics in the movie miss their mark by today standards.
November 14, 2017
Evil little girl hides her murderous ways in dated classic.
July 12, 2012
A near perfect thriller...
October 31, 2011
The 'secret' villain is the missing father - or we should say, the mother for trying to child-rear by herself ... The bad seed is dead - but single parents, be warned.
October 14, 2011
The dark drama that launched a genre of evil-kid movies. [Blu-ray]
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