WilliamZino's Rating of Badlands

William's Review of Badlands

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


With shots as lovely as a work of art, "Badlands" is Terrence Malick's first step into the world of filmmaking, and what a step it was. Loosely based on the real-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his adolescent girlfriend, Martin Sheen plays Kit, a garbageman who decides that he and she are meant to be together, no matter what her father says. After killing him, the pair go on the run, killing witnesses, etc. A movie with a wonderful script, great acting, and hypnotizing awe, "Badlands" is one of the best films I have ever seen, and I assure you that it is more than worthy of your Netflix rental.