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Mad Bastards

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Brendan Fletcher

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About the Movie

Brendan Fletcher’s MAD BASTARDS follows TJ who is a “mad bastard,” and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet who is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make things right with his son. Grandpa Tex has lived a tough life, and now, as a local cop, he wants to change things for the men in his community. Crosscutting between three generations, the film is a raw look at the journey to becoming a man and the personal transformation one must make. Developed with local Aboriginal communities and fueled by a local cast, MAD BASTARDS draws from the rich tradition of storytelling inherent in Indigenous life. Using music from legendary Broome musicians “The Pigram Brothers”, Fletcher (who wrote and directed) poetically fuses the harsh realities of violence, healing, and family.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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88%
  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: There's yearning as well as stubborn emotional isolation and anger in these characters, and any harshness in the observations of this richly satisfying film invariably is balanced by warmth. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 14, 2011

Fresh: The Australian film renaissance continues in style. – Rod Yates, Empire Magazine Australasia, Jul 12, 2011

Fresh: Mad Bastards is this year's Samson & Delilah; it bravely explores a host of hot-button issues with a deft blending of humour, sensitivity and often brutal frankness. – Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), Jun 16, 2011

Fresh: Thankfully, a resounding emphasis on authenticity and an infectiously motivated cast of amateurs carries this heartfelt drama across the line. – Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia), May 12, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Excellent for Father's day

Although it is low budget and you may be challenged by the accents, this film captures the struggle of modern men to be men. Three generations come to grips with their failings and why.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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