Badlands (DVD)

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Former Harvard Rhodes scholar Terrence Malick's debut feature revisits the murderous Midwestern terrain of the late 1950s. Kit (Martin Sheen) is a 25-...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant music, beautifully acted, very atmospher...

ConsNone for me although it's not a film for people wh...

RELEASED: 1973, Cert.18 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 95 mins DIRECTOR & SCREENPLAY: Terrence Malick PRODUCERS: Terrence Malick & Edward R Pressman MUSIC: James Taylor & George Tipton MAIN CAST:- Martin Sheen as Kit Cissy Spacek as Holly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FILM ONLY REVIEW Apparently...

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Good

ProThoughtfully done, attention to detail

ConsDisappointing, a bit tame for me

As far as killers on the loose films go, I have to admit I sort of expected more from Badlands. In a way, it's another of those films that isn't necessarily considered great for its content but more for how other films have tried to emulate it and not come close. However, in this case, I felt it...

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Excellent

“Sheen & Spacek Rule”

published 18/04/2001

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Atmospheric. Eerie. Chilling. Scary. True. "Badlands" is based upon the real-life episode of terror that reigned in mid-fifties America. The real people were Caril Fugate, a young and impressionable teenager, and her boyfriend, an angry young man of the first order, Charles Starkweather. Together...

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Excellent

ProMulti layered, immense performances, stunning visu...

ConsNone

Terrence Malick's BADLANDS was released at the New York Film Festival in 1973, alongside such honoured company as Scorsese's first great film MEAN STREETS, but it's Malick's hypnotic directing debut, complete with stark visuals and a disquieting narrative, that set new standards for character...

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Super

Promusic, beauty pictures, poetic-climat, research ab...

ConsDon't see any really disadvantages

I'm not a fan of Malick's work, but this film is absolutely fascinating. We have a 15 year old girl, young, who just soaks everything, she says with a little dull voice, the monotone voice-but that is one of the elements of the excellence of the film. The question is- if this girl, her approach...

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