Land of Bad

critic Reviews

, 64% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Thanks to some exciting set pieces and a smartly assembled cast, Land of Bad stands as a solid survival thriller in spite of an overall reliance on genre formula.
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    Catherine BrayGuardian
    We’re in the “try anything once” phase of Russell Crowe’s career, and he’s wearing it well.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The makers of “Land of Bad” mostly reduce their movie’s antagonists to generic obstacles for Kinney, except for a few key scenes that strain to establish why they’re actually the worst.
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    Alex WelchInverse
    Land of Bad is a film that would be incredibly easy to love — were it to end 30 minutes before it does.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    Moments presumably conceived to create suspense... merely contribute to its longueurs.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Russell Crowe... spends most of the movie sitting in a chair staring at a screen and manages to completely steal it anyway.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Once Land of Bad establishes its stakes – one man versus an army – the film settles all too comfortably into war-machine territory, minus any particularly inventive kills or sense of style.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Eddie Harrisonfilm-authority.com
    …a healthy looking budget for large-scale action, a big-name cast and lots of dramatic detail…if you dig gritty genre flicks like Mile 22 or Lone Survivor, you’ll lap up the attitude here…
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    Matt GlasbyRadio Times
    There's a great movie in here, but as Eubank cuts between Playboy escaping a compound and Reaper buying cheese, it never quite emerges.
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    Michael SzymanskiMike Szymanski (Medium)
    The action in this popcorn action movie is not too bad, but the film "Land of Bad" seems all too familiar and predictable.
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    Mark JacksonEpoch Times
    'Land of Bad' is a fine war movie—maybe not on the level of, say, 'Platoon,' but easily in the same ballpark as '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.'
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