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Badlands

slantmagazine.com
9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: "Suppose I shot you. How'd that be?" That challenge, by Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) to the father of his underage lover, Holly (Sissy Spacek), is a trademark purr, oscillating between candor and impassivity, his words bouncing off the shabby walls of Holly's quiet South Dakota home like a hypothetical thought experiment instead of a real threat.
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BADLANDS - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
24 June 2013
  • Summary: Kit Carruthers is the most placid serial killer you could ever hope not to meet
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Badlands

digitalbits.com
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Terrence Malick burst onto the filmmaking scene in 1973 with Badlands , a refreshingly different approach to filmmaking from an American director that was a result of Malick drawing inspiration from directors like Françios Truffaut and, more apparently, Arthur Penn.
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Badlands

High-Def Digest
21 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Fans of the New Hollywood era should enjoy 'Badlands', as right from the start, Malick revealed himself to be a filmmaker with a vision, and thanks to Criterion, the film has never looked better. Not surprisingly, Malick isn't on hand in the extras, but those who worked with him on the film provide some insight into the man and his process. This is highly recommended.
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Badlands

dvdizzy.com
19 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Badlands is one of the all-time great directing debuts and it's one that Terrence Malick has yet to best even as his ambitions and technical prowess have grown. Long worthy of a better release, this masterpiece finally gets it in this strong Blu-ray Disc that's likely to satisfy both Malick fans and the faithful Criterion customer base that will be happy to discover this 1970s gem.
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Badlands Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
17 February 2013
  • Conclusion: I truly hope that you will choose to own many of these beautiful Blu-ray releases that are coming via the Criterion Collection lately. Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront and now Terrence Malick's Badlands are amongst the greatest films of their generations, they are part of American history. Recently restored, these films now look the best they ever have.
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Badlands

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Badlands is a film that doesn’t sit easily within the ‘love on the run’ sub-genre. While other examples of the style are based on overwhelming passions and stylish, violent set pieces, this film is more interested in creating a contemplative mood heavy in pathos and succeeds spectacularly. More The two main characters are a strange but compelling mix of innocence and emotional apathy and the film finds many ways to highlight this.
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Badlands

Empire Online
26 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Achingly evocative of a time when Hollywood had the courage to invest in complex and morally ambiguous films and an indisputable masterpiece of American cinema.
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