5.3/10
17,420
140 user 129 critic

The Bad Batch (2016)

Trailer
1:54 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Director:

Ana Lily Amirpour
Reviews
Popularity
758 ( 96)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,111, 23 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,680, 14 July 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Arlen is asking Miami Man where he's from she asks if Cuba is in the tropics, near Hawaii. Jason Momoa who plays Miami Man is from Hawaii. See more »

Goofs

In the dump scene, just after Arlen approaches Honey and Maria, Honey's gloves vanish between shots, and then reappear. On a close up of Maria, Honey can be seen in the background with her gloves off (where she previously had gloves on), and in the next shot she is wearing them again. See more »

Quotes

The Dream: ...But you don't like it here, do you?
Arlen: No, I just...
The Dream: It costs a lot to be here. It costs you an arm and a leg. Where would you rather be?
See more »


Soundtracks

Karma Chameleon
Written by Mikey Craig (as Michael Emile Craig), Roy Hay (as Roy Ernest Hay), Jon Moss (as Jonathan Aubrey Moss), Boy George (as George Alan O'Dowd), Phil Pickett (as Philip Stuart Pickett)
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Much Ado about nothing......
23 June 2017 | by stephenw-30180See all my reviews

There are three previous reviews about this film ranging from 3 of 10 to 9 of 10. I won't bore you with the lengthily details of the entire film as one reviewer did. (Would not be surprised at all if He/She had some direct connection with the making of the film, etc)

I am always up for cerebral, off color, non conformist, anti-Hollywood type films and praise those who make them. I am not, however, a fan of films that aim high to be recognized as deeply artistic and thought provoking when the film fails miserably in achieving that goal.

There are at least four big name actors in this mess and there is hardly any dialog through almost 2 hours of run time. This is not to say Dialog makes a film great. Often silence and facial expression and body language speaks volumes. Sadly, this is not the case in "the Bad Batch". BORING is the first word that comes to mind to describe this film. The story line and plot are all over the place. Th film is set in a supposed Apocalaptic setting with a two caste system. One being cannibals, the other the privileged, if you can call it that.

To categorize this film as "Romance/ Sci-Fi" is utterly misleading. There is absolutely No romance in this film nor is there any Science Fiction in it anywhere. I would categorize this film as a Dark Drama. The only redeeming quality of the film is the score in my opinion.

None of the story telling is explained or resolved and you meander through the film (as do the characters) with no purpose. Here is my take on the film.....Girl is captured, has her leg And arm amputated barbarically, which is used for food BTW, by a group of cannibals. Girl escapes, finds woman in desert, kills her and takes daughter, head cannibal sets out to find daughter, finds girl sans two limbs, sets her out on a mission to find little girl. Girl finds little girl at another "camp" of the higher caste and recovers little girl, meets Said Gorilla cannibal in desert, film ends!

Two hours of time I'll never recover. Swallowing glass would be less painful then watching this again. Reviewers can wax philosophical all they want, "the bad Batch" is just plain BAD!


141 of 200 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 140 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed