Bad Turn Worse Reviews

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 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.
November 11, 2014
For all its familiarity and rote nastiness, the film's sharply crafted and quite promising.
September 22, 2014
Lean, mean and highly watchable -- a genre exercise that introduces a promising directing team who already show considerable command of their craft.
August 14, 2014
There is talent and ambition here: the film has style, mood, references - and, inevitably, a great opening and credit sequence - though it's short on substance.
August 13, 2014
With solid performances from all three leads and lovely twilight photography, the stage is set for a heartfelt coming-of-age drama - but the dire script has other ideas.