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In spite of the harrowing details, the film builds compassion for even the most disturbing characters and scenes.
Although Bad Hurt traffics in tough material, it is filled with little moments of heart.
Although affecting and well acted, the family drama "Bad Hurt" is too airless and depressing to fully engage.
Throughout, the filmmakers live up to the movie's title. But as the story comes to a close, they opt to wrap it in comforting cliché, and they turn a miserable but credible viewing experience into a confounding one.
An explosive family drama whose intense performances can't always compensate for such a heavy-handed scenario, Bad Hurt nonetheless marks a promising directorial debut from playwright Mark Kemble.
Grief unleashes the possibility of change in this wrenching drama, allowing for an unexpected emotional thaw that rewards both stubborn optimism and traumatic resilience.
Bad Hurt is a character-driven story with a great ensemble cast and some good emotional beats.
[Bad Hurt shows] the truth is loud, violent, and unpredictable.
Despite some powerful moments as the characters work through various demons and secrets, the film feels more contrived than authentic, compromising the emotional impact.
A bittersweet drama about a family struggling to maintain dignity in the face of a variety of life challenges.
Exhaustion of mind and body is the primary sentiment in this sensitively observed family drama, drawn with an intimacy that is palpable and uncompromising.
The film hinges on a powerful central performance by Karen Allen as Elaine, the wife and mother trying to hold it all together.
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