Aroview: In an Oscar-winning turn, Jeff Bridges plays faded country music star Bad Blake, who swaggers from one dive to the next until his friendship with a journalist and her young son offers a way out.
Modest almost to a fault this is a simply adorned slice of Americana with dir. Cooper interested more in the quiet interactions of lives sadly lived than with any grand statement. Though fictionalized, it follows along fairly conventional lines of a music biopic, but is elevated by Bridges' fine, unaffected performance and a clearly felt sense of place.
"It's the brilliance of Bridges that means he can be sad and pathetic, and charismatic and heroic all at the same time." - Digital Spy
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2 stars (Good Try) Nice photography & credible singing but flaccid and facile (flaccile?) and Gyllenhaal is excruciating. Bad has the smoothest alcoholic recovery in film history. Made me long for something with guts, like 'Georgia'.~HiFi