Excerpt: Badlands is an interesting tale loosely based on a real event as an early 20's fellow gets involved with a 15 year old girl only to turn deadly because he had nothing better to do. The movie is very well made and performed featuring some fantastic mid-western locals.
Excerpt: turn on any cable channel , about the latest drug f***ed teenager fried on ice who senselessly kills people and has a stupid destroyed ho who chases him . Thats badlands in a nutshell. half star loss on the video for lazy compression
The wide open spaces of Badlands look amazing on Blu-ray.
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
24 March 2013
Excerpt: The Criterion Blu-ray of Terrence Malick's Badlands goes above and beyond my old Warner DVD of this movie in terms of picture quality and audio presentation. My jaw dropped when I watched one particular scene where Holly's father is painting an elaborate billboard with the wide open spaces of empty...
Summary: I found that movie on DVD although I knew nothing about it. Since I really liked the acting of Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now, I gave Badlands a go and was not disappointed. Nowadays it is a rare feeling when you are not American to be nostalgic about American cinema. Fantastic picture all the way.
Summary: This is one of the best directoral debuts ever. It is about a young couple in the late 1950's that go on a killing spree. It is based on a true story. Martin Sheen imitates and looks just like James Dean. It observes human nature in a way that can interesting and cruel. This is a true masterpiece.