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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Possibly the worst idea for a movie this century. show more

  • 10
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Overlong, over-the-top dirge. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Says many things at once without much perspective or clarity. show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The year's dullest movie has arrived: the deeply silly Badland, which is as dead as winter and twice as long. show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Badland's only commercial potential lies in the possibility that people may confuse it for Terrence Malick's incomparable "Badlands." show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It unflinchingly illuminates the toll exacted by the Iraq War in a raw, deeply personal and completely compelling manner. show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    This overlong, mawkish yet weirdly mesmerizing film doesn’t just invite identification with its tragically unhinged character; it compels it, by piling on biblically horrible misfortunes, weepy confessions and editorializing music. show more

  • 40
    Robert Koehler Variety

    A strenuously solemn film that wants to create some kind of American pastoral tragedy out of the nation's current angst with the war. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Writer-director Francesco Lucente's overconfident, emotionally forced 160-minute opus offers trite antiwar platitudes--at best--in chronicling the anguished existence of a soldier who can't shake the horrors he experienced in Fallujah. show more

  • December 28, 2011 God reigns!!!
    Report This User

    While I symphatized...this movie presents the worst that can happen to anyone..and I mean anyone. He needed help that for sure but didn\'t get it. He needed God but couldn\'t recognize it. His wife is a stereotyped, uncaring, unloving, selfish person. too much..too much!!!

  • March 20, 2009 wmjzrn
    Report This User

    this movie clearly identifies the need for the human race to believe in God. To believe that God can make all things possible. To believe that God loves us so much. That there is nothing God has given us that we cannot bear. This movie had me in tears. it had me begging the Lord for guidance. The acting in this was nothing short of brilliant and the movie itself, a masterpiece of the human soul.

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