Badlands Reviews

February 21, 2018
If a portion of American cinema is going to remain devoted to violence, it could learn a lot by revisiting Malick's thoughtfulness.
May 7, 2013
In the fall of 1973, one could see signposts of cinema's future in Mean Streets and The Exorcist, yet with this youthful pair of proto-indie dreamers, Malick was paving a whole new road. It turned out to be the path most traveled.
May 5, 2013
It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth.
May 11, 2011
Malick's film, full of striking cutaways to the burning-sun horizon and the harsh landscape's solitary creatures, comes to operate at an overpoweringly chilling remove.
February 8, 2010
Days of Heaven put Terrence Malick's intuitions into cogent form, but this is where his art begins.
August 29, 2008
The superb performances from Sheen and Spacek are as memorable as Malick's vision of something akin to hell.
August 29, 2008
An unmissable reissue for Terrence Malick's gorgeous and troubling debut.
August 29, 2008
Terrence Malick's thriller Badlands (1973), is rightly revered as one of the most astonishing debuts in cinema. Its reissue is a wonderful chance to discover why.
August 29, 2008
This first, magnificent, outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema's equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern.
August 29, 2008
Achingly evocative of a time when Hollywood had the courage to invest in complex and morally ambiguous films and an indisputable masterpiece of American cinema.
May 16, 2008
Written, produced and directed by Terrence Malick, pic is his first feature and it's an impressive debut.
October 23, 2004
Kit is played by Martin Sheen, in one of the great modern film performances.
January 1, 2000
Among the great American crime movies, 1973's Badlands stands alone.