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Bad Tales (Favolacce) Reviews

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September 20, 2021
Mounted with well-developed characters and preserving tension at all times, Bad Tales is a terribly cruel, darkly compelling, sometimes-obscene film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 3, 2021
Favolacce wants to be considered important and clever without really saying nor investing in anything.
June 22, 2021
A strange, memorable film... full of potential, but not unique. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2021
I have absolutely no idea what this film is trying to say, which is a disappointment because it has a fascinating framing device.
June 6, 2021
[Bad Tales] becomes rather numbing after a while, the bad behavior and gauzy visuals making the events feel less like a dream than an artfully-directed after-school special.
June 4, 2021
[A]s a snapshot of a summer of discontent - critical and clinical - "Bad Tales" is a disappointingly sour display indeed.
June 3, 2021
All in all, the movie lives up to its title, though perhaps not in the way the filmmakers intended.
May 31, 2021
In Bad Tales, impending adulthood isn't treated as a loss of innocence, but something more akin to congenital illness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2021
Its failure is a moral one. It preys upon trusting audiences, and does not justify the wringer it puts them through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 21, 2021
[A] horribly compelling fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2021
It is a superbly shot, viscerally acted ensemble drama of group dysfunction among blue-collar families in the Rome suburbs at the tail end of a sweltering summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2021
Showing how childhoods can be warped by anger and anxiety, it is a warning to us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2020
Their playfully grim comedy never really comes off and the drama is simply too uninteresting. Beyond the obvious, they don't really have anything to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2020
The heightening abuse from the father shows an uncomfortable divide, not in class but in affection, which affects the children's fates. In this lies the most salient message, but it is lost in the mess of overdone, illogical cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2020
Although the fragmented nature of the screenplay occasionally feels too sketchy for its own good - particularly in the vague way that the families interlink - the D'Innocenzos let the mood do the heavy lifting, stewing us along with the families.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2020
An explosion of droll talent in one wild, impressionistic ride.
February 25, 2020
For a tragedy to register as tragic, we typically have to feel some emotional connection to the victim(s), whereas "Bad Tales" lacks a clear point of view, surveying all of its characters with a degree of contempt.
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