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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Peter Berg's scandalous sick-joke thriller is packed with rude and clever twists, and it delves, with surprising force, into the...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In an era when the words "President" and "penis" can occupy the same sentence and prompt nothing but yawns, this picture actually manages...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The tone, which veers uncertainly between dark comedy and suspense, is uneven, and the characters are not vivid enough to stabilize the...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
In a world filled with crude movie sitcoms, Berg's bitter, worst-possible-case scenario really does stand alone.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Very Bad Things only getes worse. [25 November 1998, p. 44]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a film that's far superior to Neil LaBute's "Your Friends and Neighbors'' and more entertaining than Todd Solondz's...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is Berg's debut outing as a director, but other first-timers, namely Joel Coen (Blood Simple) and Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave), had it...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Isn't a bad movie, just a reprehensible one. It presents as comedy things that are not amusing. If you think this movie is funny, that...
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
No comedy this vile should be brazenly foolish enough to give itself this title. [25 November 1998, p. 3D]
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12

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A dark comedy about a bachelor party gone awry, it is excessively violent, ghoulish, and gory. Very Bad Things is lack-of-taste taken to...
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SOOOO FUNNY

By ljg525
I loved this movie.LMAO...

dark sick fun

By saynomore333
The last quarter of this movie was a slight let down. But I really enjoyed the first 75 percent thoroughly. Very sick and intriguing. Like a dark version of "hangover" Good guy flick....

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Rated R | For adult humor, graphic violence, strong sexual content, substance abuse, explicit language