BadlandsAfter a conflict between Holly and her father erupts in murder, impressionable Holly and her older greaser boyfriend are adrift in a double fantasy of crime and murder as they travel through Montana and South Dakota.
Actors of "Badlands"
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Directors of "Badlands"Terrence MalickBirthdate: 30 November 1943, Ottawa, Illinois, USA
Creators of "Badlands"Terrence MalickBirthdate: 30 November 1943, Ottawa, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "Badlands"Time OutMay 07, 2013
In the fall of 1973, one could see signposts of cinema's future in Mean Streets and The Exorcist, yet with this youthful pair of proto-indie dreamers, Malick was paving a whole new road. It turned out to be the path most traveled.Chicago ReaderFebruary 08, 2010
Days of Heaven put Terrence Malick's intuitions into cogent form, but this is where his art begins.Time OutAugust 29, 2008
This first, magnificent, outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema's equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern.VarietyMay 16, 2008
Written, produced and directed by Terrence Malick, pic is his first feature and it's an impressive debut.San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
Among the great American crime movies, 1973's Badlands stands alone.ColeSmithey.comApril 01, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Terrence Malick's self-penned feature debut is a haunting road movie pitched in '50s Americana. The film's razor-sharp tone of poetic irony is unique.Movie MezzanineFebruary 21, 2014
The movie is just as free, experimental, and unsure of itself as its main characters are, and thus fits like a glove.Movie MetropolisMay 22, 2013
This tender treatment does nothing to alleviate the horror of the atrocities committed.Slant MagazineMay 05, 2013
It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth.Not Coming to a Theater Near YouOctober 14, 2011
One of Malick's most resonant notions in Badlands is that everyone confronts mortality in his or her own way.Reel Times: Reflections on CinemaAugust 09, 2011
Malick has come to be known and revered as a cinematic poet and philosopher, as a filmmaker who explores big ideas, but in Badlands in particular he also shows a knack for off-kilter humor.CinePassionJune 27, 2011
In his debut, Terrence Malick is an uncanny creator of pearlescent forms, a very stark balladeer, Mark Twain's coolly ferocious heir
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