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  • Summary: Branded is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where corporate brands have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive. One man’s Misha passion to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world. (Roadside Attractions) Expand
  • Director: Aleksandr Dulerayn
  • Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 106 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Sep 9, 2012
    This fantastical fable takes aim at marketing itself with an intriguing if tendentious narrative.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Sep 9, 2012
    This messy amalgam of mysticism, romance, satire, social criticism and cartoonish f/x seems destined for discount DVD bins.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 13, 2012
    To borrow a hamburger chain's refrain, not lovin' it.
  4. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Sep 12, 2012
    The film is an ingenious, deranged, bloated, and just plain batshit crazy riff on advertising and the mad men and women it creates and/or consumes. Heady stuff, but it's no "How to Get Ahead in Advertising." This film is absolutely mental, and not in a good way, either.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Sep 11, 2012
    Whatever Branded is selling, we aren't buying.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Sep 11, 2012
    Branded has ideas, but unfortunately, the ideas are reeking batshit nuts, especially once the cheaply animated "brand" monsters, which might not actually exist, start flying around like Ghostbusters mistakes biting one another. You've been warned.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    Branded is a intellectual movie that uses the marketing/advertising industry to illustrate the mindless consumerism and herding of society. The cast is great, the acting is great, the special effects are used perfect for the movie and the story explains how society is manipulated by crooked corporations and politicians. Branded is not going to be liked by people that are delusional about serious topics. Branded is what I would call an adventure critique. Good movies that go with Branded are Dreams From My Real Father, America: Freedom to Fascism, The Matrix, They Live, Death By China and any of the Alex Jones Documentaries. Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2013
    A great movie. It's nice to see something different than the mediocre films that keep coming out of Hollywood. The acting was very good, the script was good, and the visuals were great. Well, there were some weird moments and some parts were exaggerated, but overall this movie was very, very good. Expand
  3. Feb 28, 2013
    First of all, if you want to watch an action sci-fi, DON'T watch this It's not another green screen, super effects, action heroes, bad monsters movie. It requires some thinking and self-criticism to do.This one provokes these things for the viewer. The whole concept is original and very very up to date with modern consumerism. The subtle dark humor is also a big plus. Although not a grade-A it still is a very nice film. Collapse
  4. Oct 26, 2012
    this movie is strange to the point where it almost becomes incoherent, but it is rather enjoyable nonetheless, strong performances, an interesting concept, and appropriate absurdity make this a decent sci-fi film. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2012
    This is just the most stupid film ever made. Seriously. Just watch this sh*t. Only talking, talking, talking and... BORING TALKING! Oh, i forget about silly screenplay.
    I can't imagine film worse than this one.

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