Bad Words

Lists: Comedy, Absurdist comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult."

Overall Ranking: 1968 (Rank from 2014: # 115)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 7.14%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 35.71%
Stale 7.14%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Mac the Movie Guy92(full review)
Paul Perkins80
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Dave Examines Movies73(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin70(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews67(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Bryan Lienesch49 - So we're supposed to get behind a guy who ruins the fun of countless children so he can deal with his daddy issues in his own immature way? The real question here -- and it's an easy one to spell -- is 'Why'?
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 3
Minnesota Man40 - Bad Words...more like Bad Feelings.
(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes36(full review)

People Involved

  • Jason Bateman ()
  • Allison Janney ()
  • Philip Baker Hall ()
  • Kathryn Hahn ()
  • Rohan Chand (Chaitainya)
  • Ben Falcone ()
  • Patricia Belcher ()
  • Beth Grant ()
  • Rachel Harris ()
  • Steve Witting ()
  • Greg Cromer ()
  • Jason Bateman (Director)