IMDb > Ken Seng > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1 item from 2013


Toronto Film Review: ‘Bad Words’

7 September 2013 6:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jason Bateman has made a career out of playing dependable, mild-mannered individuals who put up with no shortage of incompetence and abuse, and it’s hard not to suspect that he signed on to direct “Bad Words” at least partly so he could cast himself as someone unrepentantly nasty for a change. More power to him: Bateman dishes out the pain with scathing aplomb as Guy Trilby, a hyperarticulate 40-year-old misanthrope who wriggles his way into a national spelling bee, crushing the dreams of hard-working children and parents alike. Essentially doing for one of America’s great scholastic pastimes what “Bad Santa” did for Christmas cheer, this exuberantly foul-mouthed and mean-spirited comedy goes somewhat soft in the final stretch but remains an often uproarious model of sharp scripting and spirited acting, spelling vulgar-crowdpleaser status in theatrical and ancillary play.

Bad Words” marks an auspicious debut not only for director Bateman »

- Justin Chang

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1 item from 2013


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners