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  1. Superfrog's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Good dialogues, a social angle without judgement and car chases. All short and sweet.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Premier film du metteur en scène, rarement projeté dans l'hexagone... www.cinefiches.com

  3. chiaroscura's rating of the film Bad Seed

    "Happy people have no history...or so we thought."

  4. Samuel Wells's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Though this is before he became the great director that everyone know today, it is still possible to see some genuine Wilder touches in Bad Seed. The same biting truth and style of character shine through. The dialogue is not at the level that he ultimately reached and it feels a little lost in translation. But the things that are noticed in the film could only ever be noticed and delivered by Billy Wilder.

  5. msmichel's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Billy WIlder's debut feature, co-directed by Alexander Esway, is a fairly rousing tale of Paris car thieves in the 30's and one corrupted man brought into their circle only to be kept there by his friendship with a young man and his somewhat vivacious sister.

  6. panagiotatos's rating of the film Bad Seed

    An outdated uninteresting movie. Its strong point is the car chase and the daring camera work.

  7. Will Thede's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Light and enjoyable for a sick-day Friday afternoon. Really reminded me of French New Wave cinema, which is amazing because this film comes thirty years before. Leave it to Wilder to be far ahead of his times.

  8. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Bad Seed

    3.5 // good thrill. antecede algumas vanguardices french new waveanas

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Bad Seed

  10. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Bad Seed

    A pleasant jazz-era entertainment, rocked by a great score that plays throughout and full of the giddiness and abandonment that would end with the Great War. Wilder's directorial debut contains his clever humor and loose definition of crime and punishment -- the car thief takes the pretty girl to Casablanca at the end (some punishment). Danielle Darrieux has aged as well as the movie, still going strong at age 99.

  11. Ben Loory's rating of the film Bad Seed

    amazing anyone ever let him make another movie

  12. captainfez's rating of the film Bad Seed

    I appreciate the sartorial dedication of a crim who wears spats.

  13. Nick Potter's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Fairly lightweight by appropriately fun and fast, Billy Wilder's debut firmly established a man with talent and ambition, and we all know where that went.

  14. Ryan Swen's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Just so sweet, pleasant, and gleefully biting.

  15. Photosynthesis's rating of the film Bad Seed

  16. fearraigh's rating of the film Bad Seed

    It's got the familiar stiltedness of early sound films but Wilder's directorial debut is an enjoyable curiosity. I wonder is it the earliest film about car theft. Amazing that Danielle Darrieusecq is still alive and was, until very recently, still working.

  17. Honeychurch's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Love the 30s water park w/ water slides. Hard to believe Darrieux is still alive!! She was what-- 17?-- when she made this?

  18. Jason's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Mr. Wilder would of course go on to make some seriously polished Hollywood movies; white glimmering elephants. But here! Lo and behold! Some honest-to-goodness termite art! In fact, as for the ragged stuff of the Nouvelle Vague - the stuff pried roughly from on location, the playful jokes and antic formal business - we find a true predecessor here. This thing is out in the streets, wildly unkempt, on a spirited lark.

  19. katie n's rating of the film Bad Seed

  20. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Some Like It Not. You might like this if you're a Billy Wilder fan and absolutely must see everything he has ever made. Or maybe you'd like to see what Paris looked like in 1934. That's about it, folks.

  21. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Bad Seed

    A pleasant divertissement. Spell check doesn't know that word divertisement, so they suggested dismemberment. That's not quite it.

  22. Loz Loory's rating of the film Bad Seed

    How interesting to see the insides of a 1930s chop shop! Great editing in the chase scenes. My favorite moment: when the "taxi driver" gives his fare a Bronx Cheer.

  23. Michael Schmidt's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Was Godard thinking of this movie when he had Michel drive a stolen car from Marseilles to Paris in Á bout de souffle? Was Blier thinking about the weak axle when he put Depardieu and his buddy in the green Peugeot in Les Valseuses?

  24. David Richards's rating of the film Bad Seed

    Witty and entertaining film with bits of physical comedy that remind me of silent films from a few years earlier. Also, it's a crime story and the tale of a prodigal son redeemed by love.

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