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The Bad Batch (2016)

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A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

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Arlen
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Honey
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The Dream
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Jimmy
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Hermit
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Maria
Aye Hasegawa ...
Mousey
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The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. ...
Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
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Lone Man
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Bridge Man in the Desert
Joni Podesta ...
Muscle Woman #1
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Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner ...
One Legged Dancing Girl
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A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

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Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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23 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Much of the filming was done in Bombay Beach, California. Which is "technically" still part of Niland, California, and many locals were cast as extras in the film. See more »

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In one shot her left leg is missing, then her right at a later shot and then her left again. See more »

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The Dream: Do you know what this is?
Arlen: A tomato.
The Dream: First... It was a seed. You take care of a garden, and takes care back. You feed it, it feeds you. Few things in this World operate like that. Fair and square. Just needs a place to grow. Grows, grows... and it comes out. And it's part of the World. Because it knows what the Dream really is. It's life. Life it's the Dream. The only Dream.
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Desperately trying to be cool
23 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another film that screams "I want to be a cult movie!" but just doesn't have what it takes. It starts out promising and then seems to have absolutely nowhere to go; it just becomes long, ponderous and self-indulgent. As someone who grew up going to midnight movies, "The Bad Batch" seems like its taken elements of these films ("El Topo," "Mad Max," "Kill Bill") and stitched them all together in the hopes it'll hit the mark somewhere. The performances in the film are adequate, but nothing in the script really demands much of the characters. Ms. Amirpour obviously had the support of actors like Diego Luna, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves, all of whom are seen briefly, but I'm willing to bet they never saw much of a script. At two hours, there's probably half an hour of real material here, the rest just feels like padding.


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