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Bad Words


Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 03/14/2014 , 88min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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April 14, 2014
I'm a fan of Jason Bateman, but this movie was a disappointment. A little too mean spirited toward random kids for no particular reason and not as funny as I was hoping.
April 13, 2014
For Jason Bateman's first time directing, I liked the fact that he kept the movie light hearted, while addressing a sadder truth. One criticism I have (small) is that he spoke too softly in some scenes making the punch-line delivery a little weak.
April 12, 2014
This movie was halarious - start to finish. Not a bad story either. Movie critics need to be a little less pompous and get a life! It funny how certail movies are panned and are in multiple theaters in the same complexes many times a day and others are dumped in 2 weeks. This was a very good movie which got no recognition - which it well deserved.
April 08, 2014
I love Jason Bateman but this movie just missed the high marks with me... I cringed with the sex in the closet with an acquaintance with obvious hangups!! DON"T LOOK AT ME!! lol but anyway....He was better in Horrible Bosses...
April 06, 2014
Again, Hollywood and critic elitists miss the boat. A great, very funny movie. I was engaged start to finish and laughed straight thru. Bateman directed this as well. He is becoming a favorite of mine. He is going places regardless of what the highbrow critics think.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™
A little bit of nuance, which might seem out of place in such raunchy environs, actually goes a long way. Full Review
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
The meager comeuppance and hasty notes of sweetness that end the film feel pre-approved rather than organically realized. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
It's tough to summon sufficiently negative language to describe the unfunny, desperate mess that is Bad Words. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
For his directorial debut, Bateman returns to his bad-boy beginnings. And the results are predictably amusing. Full Review
Eric Kohn
It's less of a showcase for Bateman's ability to direct comedic storytelling than simply to make people laugh, which makes Bad Words a sufficiently vulgar playground. Full Review

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