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Badlands 1973
PG

  • Terrence Malick
  • October 15, 1973
  • 94 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Crime
In 1959 a lot of people were killing time. Kit and Holly were killing people.
Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.

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Badlands was okay. I didn't really care much about anything that happened and it all felt very bland. Terrence Malick is a lot better with the visual storytelling style he developed later in his career.

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Mediocre.. 4/10 rating?? This is probably the most accessible Malick film out there. I guess there's no accounting for taste...

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so before its time...relevant in todays world. Some people will do anything for an image...nothing much has changed. " Hey you remind me of that James Dean" ..sums up the film. To give this a 4 and say it is mediocre is crazy...its about the fastest paced Malick your gonna see :). Sissy Spacek absolutely beautiful. The criterion is fantastic.

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