Bad Words Reviews

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August 29, 2019
There's a casual energy to Bad Words that makes it one of the few comedies you actually wouldn't mind being a little bit longer.
February 1, 2019
"Bad Words" isn't afraid to cross the line of political correctness, an R-rated comedy that features plenty of laughs but also has gags that are rather uncomfortable to watch (but effective as well).
October 12, 2018
Yes, the film is foul, crude, vulgar, but especially: It's funny. Bad Words is the kind of movie you should be ashamed you enjoyed so much.
August 22, 2018
"Bad Words" has a dark, nasty streak a mile wide, but there is something ever so slightly redemptive at its core, that makes it more than just an exercise in unpleasant behavior.
August 21, 2018
It is truly a bizarre premise for a movie, but it works.
August 8, 2017
Although rather shallow in its characterizations, Bad Words makes up for this deficiency in its rollicking, R-rated demolition of a familiar character-building institution: the spelling bee.
July 14, 2016
Bateman has cornered the market on ornery average dudes with rapier wits.
June 23, 2016
Chand holds his own opposite Bateman and steals much of the film with a deceptively ruthless cunning, hidden beneath the cutest, most innocent smile in the world.
May 15, 2016
Bateman handles the edgy material with confidence and gets excellent performances from co-stars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney and Philip Baker Hall, and particularly from Rohan Chand.
April 9, 2016
The film's dialogue is so crude, its star so inherently - and paradoxically - likable, and its plot so lightweight that it essentially cancels itself out.
November 14, 2014
...a withering send-up of our kid-obsessed culture, in which childhood has been reimagined as a procession of parent-directed accomplishments.
October 20, 2014
[Allison Janney's] presence on any show or movie ultimately has a kind of 'Poochie' effect: whenever she's not on screen you just expect everyone else to be wondering, "Where's Janney?", hoping that somehow spirits her back.
August 18, 2014
Bad Words is a worthwhile -- if predictable -- dark comedy, particularly for those with a somewhat cruel sense of humor.
June 28, 2014
Bateman...is one of those actors whose immense warmth can't be concealed no matter how disagreeable the character and he manages...to keep the fraying edges...forgivable.
May 14, 2014
Bad Words does to spelling bees what Bad Santa did to Christmas phoniness.
April 25, 2014
If profanity bothers you, don't even read any further. Not that you'll see profanity here. It's just that 'Bad Words' isn't your kind of movie. And just because it stars many children, don't even consider taking your kid to it.
April 21, 2014
'Bad Words' calls to mind 'Bad Santa' ... not quite as good good, but it's a lot of fun.
April 11, 2014
In a word, "Bad Words" is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!
April 10, 2014
Spell it b-o-g-u-s, because 'Bad Words' reveals very early that it won't even remain true to the dubious integrity of its ugliness.
April 4, 2014
Underneath Bad Words' thick layer of sardonicism and snark, there is heart. You just have to dig deep. Very deep.
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