Badlands (DVD)

Community images

  • Martin Sheen as Kit
  • Sissy Spacek as Holly
  • Badlands
  • Badlands

Badlands (DVD)

From £ 4.99

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

> Show product information

Characters / Perform...
Did you enjoy it?
How does it compare ...
How does it compare ...
Soundtrack

User reviews

Filter by
Review type
  • Reviews with images (1)
  • standard reviews (5)
Product rating
  • (3)
  • (1)
  • (1)
Sort by Helpfulness
  • Helpfulness
  • Product rating
  • Date

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...

> Read review

Did you enjoy it?
Story
Characters / Performances
Special Effects
Soundtrack

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

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...

> Read review

Did you enjoy it?
Story
Characters / Performances
Special Effects
Soundtrack

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“Sheen & Spacek Rule”

published 18/04/2001

Prosee opinion

Consnone

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...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

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...

> Read review

Did you enjoy it?
Story
Characters / Performances
Special Effects
Soundtrack

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

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...

> Read review

Did you enjoy it?
Story
Characters / Performances
Special Effects
Soundtrack

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Product Information : Badlands (DVD)

Manufacturer's product description

Former Harvard Rhodes scholar Terrence Malick's debut feature revisits the murderous Midwestern terrain of the late 1950s. Kit (Martin Sheen) is a 25-year-old trashman who fashions himself as James Dean. When he meets Holly (Sissy Spacek), a cute, innocent 15-year-old, he finds himself falling in love with her. Her father (Warren Oates), an overprotective widower, will not allow the relationship to blossom, even after Kit informs him of his decent intentions. This refusal triggers Kit into embarking on a murder spree across the Midwest. All the while, Holly is there by Kit's side, to witness the senseless crimes and ponder the future.<BR>BADLANDS is told from the point of view of the naive Holly, whose voice-over sounds like she's reading from a serial romance. It is this innocence that makes the detached, cold killings all the more shocking. Sheen portrays Kit--a dreamer who wants nothing more than to leave his mark on history--with a grace and humor that makes him a sympathetic character even while he's killing innocent strangers. All of this can be accredited to Malick, whose understated, seemingly simplistic direction adds an even greater emotional impact to the proceedings.

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 18/04/2001