Very Bad Things Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Top Critic
April 25, 2003
May 11, 2001
Berg is so in love with his escalating shock tactics that they quickly cease to shock.
February 14, 2001
...hollow, simple-minded and about as profound an experience as stepping in a pile of road kill.
January 1, 2000
...Berg's listless direction brings the film so little point of view that it doesn't much matter who lives or dies.
January 1, 2000
Berg ... brings wit, energy and a twisted kind of joy to a story that's little more than a tasteless anecdote.
April 2, 2019
However, the further the extremes to which he pushes his material, the more [director Peter] Berg loses his grip on the picture, and he allows it to fizzle out in a gross, ill-advised epilogue.
April 1, 2019
It's as thought writer and director Peter Berg couldn't face following through what he suggests in the early moments of the film.
April 1, 2019
Aiming for the giddy gruesomeness of Shallow Grave, [director Peter] Berg piles one sadistic thrill on top of another without noticing how flat and charmless the whole enterprise feels.
February 25, 2019
'Very Bad Things' is one of those nightmares that one part of the brain recognizes as such and assures you that it is not real, while the other hemisphere advises you to fasten your belt and enjoy the evening. [Full Review in Spanish]
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