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      2013 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      68% 56 Reviews Tomatometer 36% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Marco is called back to Paris when his brother-in-law commits suicide and his niece is hospitalized after a rape. Read More Read Less

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      John A The opening sepia-laden sequence is mesmerizing. 30 to 40 minutes in I was almost completely checked out. It isn't a middling film because of Claire Denis' economic approach. 'Bastards' is middling and pretty forgettable because of the shallow and underdeveloped story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Some "Irreversible" moments that are difficult to watch, and Vincent Lindon cast himself well as the uber masculine sailor, but overall it's a slower burn than it needs to... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Serge L I think the title describes almost all of the characters. The editing and the story are hard to follow. All that puts off the senses and no matter how hard you look, there are no heroes, on the contrary. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/31/20 Full Review Audience Member give it a chance great movie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Billed as a revenge thriller this French picture doesn't really follow through will the thrills being quite a slow burner. What the film does deliver is a very dark brooding tale in which no character is untarnished but its pacing is its primary flaw. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member French very own thrilling style. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Violet Lucca Little White Lies In a year where art-house releases and blockbusters were seemingly in competition for the longest running time, Claire Denis' Bastards is an exercise in pure economy. Rated: 4/5 Jun 20, 2016 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times Bastards is Denis' most eventful, impactful film in quite some time. But one couldn't warmly recommend it. Rated: 3/5 Feb 28, 2014 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Claire Denis comes unstuck with this drearily angst-ridden tale of suicide, sexual violence and incestuous strife, which takes inspiration from Faulkner's Sanctuary and Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well. Rated: 2/5 Feb 16, 2014 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine Denis’ typically impeccable editing strings together individually stunning shots into fast-paced hypnosis, but her fluid command meshes poorly with self-conscious morbidity, culminating in an arguably silly/unnecessarily provocation-minded ending. Jan 25, 2023 Full Review Dustin Chang Floating World Its pulpy premise and fuzzy the ending didn't really bother me. I hear this was Denis' first foray into digital filmmaking, but with Agnes Godard at the DP helm, the images are just as mesmerizing as her previous films. Feb 24, 2021 Full Review C.J. Prince Way Too Indie On mood and atmosphere alone, Bastards is highly impressive and one of Denis' strongest works. Rated: 7.4/10 Jun 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Marco is called back to Paris when his brother-in-law commits suicide and his niece is hospitalized after a rape.
      Claire Denis
      Executive Producer
      Vincent Maraval
      Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 6, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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