The Bad Batch

June 20th, 2017


The Bad Batch

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink

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

Suki Waterhouse - Arlen
Jason Momoa - Miami Man
Jayda Fink - Honey
Keanu Reeves - The Dream
Diego Luna - Jimmy
Jim Carrey - Hermit
Yolonda Ross - Maria
Aye Hasegawa - Mousey
Giovanni Ribisi - The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. - Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
E.R. Ruiz - Lone Man
Cory Roberts - Bridge Man in the Desert
Joni Podesta - Muscle Woman #1
Almayvonne - Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner - One Legged Dancing Girl


Official Website: Official Facebook

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

No soundstage work here. The entire film was filmed in extreme locations, and primarily outdoors in high heat. See more »

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


User Review


Rating: 7/10

Desert exile, a cult leader with an armed and pregnant harem and roaming gangs of hungry cannibals, are only some of the worries for solitary Arlen. She is very resourceful and open minded though. She manages to make her way on a gnawed leg, to a frontier settlement of free dealing outlaws. Arlen attempts to lay low in this town with an apparently abandoned little girl and her pet rabbit. With the cult leader showing interest in the pair and a burly cannibal searching for his little girl, Arlen is faced with some difficult choices. There are truths she needs to find for herself.

There are glimmers of Amirpour's amazing previous film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, including funky music, fantastic light displays, beautiful people, charming spontaneity, skateboards, gorgeous hot pants and grisly encounters. Keanu Reeves makes a delightful appearance as the harem loving cult leader and Jim Carrey as an impulsive and sunburnt hermit. I wish there was more depth to the dialogue. Long pauses work better with excellent actors, and the stars of the film do not have this range yet. Seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


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