The Bad Batch

Opens Friday, June 23
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1hr 58mins // directed by:Ana Lily Amirpour // featuring:Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves

After A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour brings us a savage dystopian fairytale where society's rejects are just trying to make ends meat.

The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Jason Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Keanu Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

"As with the Iranian-American writer-director's 2014 Sundance discovery, the vampire spaghetti Western A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the new film is both violent and dreamy — a bewitching fusion of The Road Warrior with Robert Rodriguez-style scorched-earth badassery and a mystical Western strain that tips its hat to Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo. But those influences notwithstanding, Amirpour creates a world that's very much her own." — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter