The Badger Game

2014

Crime / Drama / Thriller

83
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 669

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Aria London as Victoria
Augie Duke as Alex
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910.5 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
99 min
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1.83 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
99 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by abbykern 6 / 10 / 10

Solid Indie Thriller

I only seem to review indie films on here. This is a solid B thriller. Classic plot, vaguely predictable twists, but well done. The script doesn't call attention to itself. The cast is unremarkable and unknown. These sound like criticisms but they're not. Usually this kind of low budget "horror" contains moments where the audience cringes in second hand embarrassment for the cast or writer, not here. A big budget version of this with a name cast and a polish to the dialogue is easy to imagine. But while there are no lows, it also didn't have the occasional and surprising highs I associate with watchable mumblegore. The film quality leaves something to be desired. I know it's digital but some films overcome that. Many scenes were hard to see clearly. Some potentially striking imagery was too muddy to land effectively. The camera work is solid but there was just nothing distinctive about the look, in contrast to You're Next or House of Last Things or (to go old school and even more unfair) Halloween or Blood Simple. A higher end version would also have a better soundtrack/score to create atmosphere. The sound design that is there is quite good, knowing when to let us hear only something truly unpleasant. It's not uneven but I found myself occasionally wishing it was. If this director goes on to the big time I won't be surprised but I also won't expect flashes of brilliance based on this outing.

Reviewed by angiequidim 2 / 10 / 10

Delightfully Scandalous Crime Thriller

chronic philanderer falls victim to an extortion scheme when he is abducted by four masked strangers demanding retribution for his sins. The Badger Game opens with two females in a room bantering back and forth about their "friendship" and a proposal to help each other out with a giant pay day. The scene's backdrop is reminiscent of the crime films with a low consistent base strumming in the background while the plot is revealed. The film is a refreshing look not at the victims and the result of the caper but the culprits themselves. We get to see the mentality behind what would cause a person to do things that may or may not be in their normal scope of behavior. The movie has a dark comedic tone that was executed by the leads Augie Duke, Jillian Leigh and Patrick Cronen and usually those performance are unexpected at this level. All the characters were quite memorable and relatable to the audience in some way. The Badger Game has its roots in popular crime thrillers such as Oceans 11, The Italian Job and Blood Simple. The story was definitely well written and the cast was definitely up to snuff with the material. If you can get past some of the low budget technical issues, the story is definitely a fun ride and not something to be missed.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 2 / 10 / 10

Another dull 'torture porn' wannabe

THE BADGER GAME is another lame horror movie and an entry into the 'torture porn' category of films. It feels like it wants to be an intense and edgy viewing experience along the lines of the MOTHER'S DAY remake but in actuality it's nothing more than a cheap and lousy bore. The story is about a bunch of morons who decide to abduct a wealthy philanderer and lock him in their basement to make him atone for past crimes. They proceed to torture him in ways which are occasionally graphic but never horrifying. The characters are annoying and the storyline dragged out to a degree that when the twist ending finally hits it really hasn't been worth waiting for.

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