Bad Turn Worse

Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.


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  • ★★★½ review by nicktday on Letterboxd

    Really nicely directed movie. It's edited cleverly and stylishly to make the most of it's (presumably) limited budget and few settings and has some impressive use of lighting throughout. The story is simple but stretched just about far enough to make things interesting. The small cast are likeable and do a fine job.

    All in all a pretty good little movie.

  • ★★★½ review by BlakeCrane on Letterboxd

    Bad Turn Worse proudly wears its noir influences on its dusty sleeve, using a desolate Texas setting for a familiar story of characters getting wrapped up in a web of crime that’s impossible to untangle cleanly.

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  • ★★★½ review by Brian Tallerico on Letterboxd

    Solid Thompson-esque piece. Review on RE tomorrow.

  • ★★★★½ review by danthom s. on Letterboxd

    this is how i like my tension ratcheted up: i want to guess the ending but i don't but i'm still surprised and left satisfied. strong performances all around

  • ★★★½ review by Vishnu Singh on Letterboxd

    Rewatch via Netflix, though i caught this before at TIFF under it's original title - We Gotta Get Out of This Place.

    A Fun, slightly gritty without wallowing in the darkness, southern crime romp. It's pure pulp, and unabashedly so.

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