Bad Country

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Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter (Willem Dafoe) must team up with notorious contract killer Jesse Weiland (Matt Dillon) to catch the mob boss (Tom Berenger) who put a price on Weiland's head for turning informant. Neal McDonough and Amy Smart co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Amy Smart
as Lynn Weiland
Matt Dillon
as Jesse Weiland
Willem Dafoe
as Bud Carter
J.D. Evermore
as Murphy - Captain of the Guards
Bill Duke
as Nokes
Christopher Denham
as Tommy Weiland
Don Yesso
as Captain Bannock
Dane Rhodes
as Billings
Alex Solowitz
as Buzz McKinnnon
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Critic Reviews for Bad Country

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2) | Rotten (4)

  • A blandly executed action-thriller whose cast names (Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe) and mild '80s Louisiana flavor offer only modest compensations for the story's workmanlike construction and routine twists.

    April 11, 2014 | Full Review…

    Justin Chang

    Variety
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  • [A] thoroughly routine, straight-to-video-reminiscent action thriller set in Louisiana.

    April 10, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Action fans need more than bullets and bodies. "Bad Country" is a disappointment.

    May 8, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • True to its name, Bad Country falls short on almost every count, but it's not just bad - it's also lazy, lifeless and guilty of squandering many fine actors.

    April 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bad Country

  • May 05, 2014
    The late Boondock Saints producer, Chris Brinker makes his directional debut with the thrilling and explosive true story. A stylish, riveting and exciting crime drama that explodes with shootouts and great performances all around. An intense and hard-edged action-packed thrill-ride. Its tightly knit and character driven. Its The Departed meets American Gangster. A tough, engaging and utterly powerful film. Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe are at their best. Dillon hasnt been this good in a film for sometime. Dafoe is in his classic element of tough, compassionate and cool. Tom Berenger is terrific. A razor-sharp and frequently entertaining movie. True stories like this should be shared for their depth and sacrifice.
    Al S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2014
    This crime drama also known as Whiskey Bay is starring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Amy Smart, and Tom Berenger. The film was mostly shot in Louisiana and when it was in post-production the director Chris Brinker died suddenly. This tragic event happened just before Brinker was to be presented with the Robert Smalls Indie Vision Award at the 7th annual Beaufort, South Carolina International Film Festival in February 2013. I am not sure if this was for the movie, but I'll say it wasn't. I could not see how this movie could be exceptional in anything! It was just an ordinary crime drama full with safe clichés for an ordinary viewer, and nothing which will be remembered for any longer than the duration time of the film. Good cast did enough for the pay check to be delivered safely, and didn't even try to reach any professional heights. If this was a meal, I would describe it that lacks salt. There was quantity, it even had presentation, but not real taste! Spices were not there, at least the right ones. It is good enough to kill time... just!
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