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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. Peter Berg's scandalous sick-joke thriller is packed with rude and clever twists, and it delves, with surprising force, into the hypocritical postures of corporate-era male bonding. The cast is terrific, especially Christian Slater.
  2. In an era when the words "President" and "penis" can occupy the same sentence and prompt nothing but yawns, this picture actually manages to surprise, to startle, yes, to administer a series of small but genuine shocks.
  3. Very Bad Things only getes worse. [25 November 1998, p. 44]
  4. It never makes you laugh that hard. Not even close. And so the thing becomes a bloody assault on the senses that commingles atrocity with tedium.
  5. 25
    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 tells me things about you I don't want to know.
  6. 20
    Very Bad Things is a guy film, and, as such, it's a dog. The gross-out humor lacks edge, the guilt never kicks in, and the outrages are predictable. It's one flat brewski.
  7. 10
    Pitched as a black comedy, the film thus far seems to have divided audiences between those who think it unaccountably hilarious and those who see it as the latest manifestation of what might be called the new nihilism.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    One of the best movies I have ever seen, the whole cast exhibits tremendous talent in a superbly well written and satisfying script. Absolutely hilarious. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2010
    6
    Man has stag do in Las Vegas, Bride not happy about his friends, sex & drugs & rock n roll, mishap in the bathroom, panic & mayhem.
    Very dark
    comedy that has some genuine funny moments & a very good cast to back it up.
    It's loud, brash & doesn't take itself too seriously & that works in & out of it's favour.
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  3. May 11, 2011
    1
    An utterly horrible film. The plot is all over the place, the violence is too over the top and none of the characters are even remotely likeable that you just don't care whether they die or not. Grim viewing. Not The Mist or Requiem for a Dream grim, because those two had a good film to support the grimness. Avoid! Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2010
    0
    Disgraceful. Still to date, the only movie I have walked out on. Anyone who finds violence like this funny is really deeply disturbed. I'm now an anti-Cameron Diaz fan. Expand

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