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The Bad Batch (2016)

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In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

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Ana Lily Amirpour
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suki Waterhouse ... Arlen
Jason Momoa ... Miami Man
Jayda Fink ... Honey
Keanu Reeves ... The Dream
Jim Carrey ... The Hermit
Yolonda Ross ... Maria
Aye Hasegawa Aye Hasegawa ... Mousey
Giovanni Ribisi ... The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. Louie Lopez Jr. ... Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
E.R. Ruiz ... Lone Man
Cory Roberts ... Big Black Bridge Man
Joni Podesta Joni Podesta ... Muscle Woman #1
Almayvonne ... Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner Danielle Orner ... One Legged Dancing Girl
Mandy Pursley Mandy Pursley ... Junkyard Amputee Woman
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Storyline

THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor carnal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,111, 23 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,680, 14 July 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The yellow smiley face shorts worn by Arlen are the same as Die Antwoord rap artist and 'Chappie" actress Yo-Landi Visser wore in the video for the song 'Baby's On Fire'. Die Antwoord's song 'Fish Paste' is also featured in this film. See more »

Goofs

Miami Man's neck tattoo is the island of Cuba but the flag is Puerto Rico's.

The two flags are very similar.

Puerto Rico : Blue Triangle & red stripes. Cuba : Red triangle & blue stripes. See more »

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Female Voice: [making announcements] USRCs employees are advised to avoid prolonged physical contact with bad batch inmates. This includes eye contact.
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Party On
Written and Performed by Leroy Sibbles
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music
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Unsure what this was supposed to be
27 June 2017 | by dissident320See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Ana Lily Amirpour's first (non-short) movie, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. It felt like it knew what it wanted to be and had some real atmosphere to it. In contrast, this movie feels very under-written and has an underwhelming lead. Suki Waterhouse is going for some kind of accent but certainly doesn't work. Jason Momoa doesn't fare much better as his character is inexplicably Cuban and struggling through a "Cuban" accent. Jim Carrey is in this movie. He does not speak nor do I know why he wanted to be in this movie. I guess it was probably 1 or 2 days of work judging from his screen time. Keanu Reeves fares the best in this and seems to be having fun as the sleazy leader of the town. I have plenty of issues with the plot of this movie. The lead woman Arlen (Suki) has her arm and leg taken but that's not to set-up a revenge story. It's more just something that happened and then she wanders around the desert for a bit and eventually returns to town. The overall look of the movie is one of the highlights. The cinematography is simple but very colourful. But it also ends up bringing out the biggest issue I had with the movie. It just feels like a bunch of pretty scenes that don't fit together as an interesting movie.


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