For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Crime Films, here’s a review of Badlands (1973) by Damien of Riley Central
Thanks again to Dan of Slipthrough Movies for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews We will be reviewing our favorite Heist Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of March by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Drew!
Let’s see what Damien thought of this movie:
Genre: Drama, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Terrence Malick
Top Billed Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Brief Synopsis: A glorious study of good and evil and why some men do evil instead of good. A couple go on a killing spree after a few bad decisions snowball.
My Word to the Wise: This is a gem of a film. Martin Sheen’s character is the tragic antihero who just can’t get a break. But does he want to succeed? it’s debatable how much blame Sissy Spacek deserves for the crimes. Why can’t her parents help her? Can she even say no to the handsome Sheen? Amazing backgrounds and settings add to a well written, suspenseful script making this film worth watching more than once. Are those who commit crimes destined to do so? How much does choice figure in, especially in these badlands?