Bad Turn Worse Reviews

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April 3, 2019
A largely groanworthy independent offering which is severely lacking in the pulpy charms it so desperately tries to emulate.
June 27, 2016
A taut thriller with assured performances from its central core, the film eventually finds itself exactly where logic would expect it to be.
May 22, 2016
It has a humid sense of place, a few effective twists, and most importantly a terrific primary villain.
January 15, 2015
The brothers take a lean screenplay and turn it into a memorable thrill ride.
December 4, 2014
Bad Turn Worse is a taut noir tale, bolstered by a trio of excellent lead performances and a well-plotted script.
November 26, 2014
Directors Zeke and Simon Hawkins add air-quote references to Jim Thompson, Steven Soderbergh, and the Coen brothers but are too proud of the movie's twists to make them truly snap.
November 21, 2014
Entertaining pulp.
November 21, 2014
Another super-solid indie thriller along the lines of Blue Ruin & Cold in July. Highly recommended.
November 21, 2014
Bad Turn Worse isn't bad, it's simply generic, but it owns its genre with such swagger one can't help but look forward to seeing these actors, directors and writer in action again.
November 17, 2014
Bad Turn Worse is an oddly blended heist-rom-dram, but a few memorable scenes will undoubtedly lead to some huge opportunities for those Hawkins boys.
November 17, 2014
Bad Turn Worse doesn't quite live up to the Jim Thompson aspirations, but fortunately it doesn't live up to its title, either.
November 15, 2014
A shambles of stereotypes and predictable plot points. ... However, there's something special and almost good in Bad Turn Worse.
November 14, 2014
The Hawkins brothers make the action compelling, nicely capture small-town dead-endedness, and provide emotional voltage throughout. Peformances, too, are impressive, with Pellegrino a standout as the baddie.
November 14, 2014
Sparse and fraught with tension, "Bad Turn Worse" is a smart character piece with a deadly edge.
November 14, 2014
It's a confident, engaging film, undone by some narrative sag in the middle but worth seeing for its opening and closing acts.
November 13, 2014
"Bad Turn Worse" simply peters out by the night of the big heist, never achieving more than being imitative of small-town noir instead of getting inside it.
November 13, 2014
A juicy neo-noir like "Bad Turn Worse" doesn't have to make total sense to grab you. All it has to do is spit like a snake enough times to show that it means business.
November 13, 2014
This cowboy noir works fine as a genre riff, but screenwriter Dutch Southern draws so liberally on the work of Jim Thompson, Cormac McCarthy, and the Coen brothers that he ought to take them all out for drinks.
November 13, 2014
Had the film not been so open about its ambition, maybe its mediocrity wouldn't seem quite so galling.
November 12, 2014
Southern does a nice job balancing out the super-obvious plot twists with the ones you don't see coming, and even when the characters more cannily constructed than realistic, the Hawkins brothers and the cast play it pretty straight.
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