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Badland (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  8 May 2008 (Germany)
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. Sinclair Lewis

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Rated R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Filming of the two minute scene in front of Mackenzie House in Fort MacLeod took more than five days to shoot because of delays caused by the strange winds that caused the camera batteries to die after only one or two takes were shot. See more »

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DEVILS & DUST
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Written & Published by Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Hard to swallow
12 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie stays with you, long after the end credits have rolled. It's the performance, the semi-documentary feel, the inspired by true events thing (it does feel real), the political and (anti-) war message it delivers and many other things (among them a very stunning lead performance).

It definitely isn't afraid to pull out all the stops and go for it. For this radical and brave choice(s) it makes, it will get either your admiration or your disbelieve. And with the latter also a bad review. While you can criticize the movie for quite a few things (patriotic it ain't for once), you can't deny it's impact! While the structure might seem a little bit strange (even chaotic if you want to call it that) and it seems not to have a particular goal, this might indeed be the message the movie has for the viewer ...


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