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A cliched thriller which falls apart at the end.
on 4 July 2010
The plot behind 'The Badge' is quite original, with a bigoted small town sheriff having to deal with a case way out of his comfort zone. The trouble is despite a decent opening 30 minutes the story soon descends into a clichéd thriller which completely falls apart at the end, and the cheesy final scene is like something straight out of a bad made for TV movie. Overall this is a messy badly paced thriller made up of clichéd deep-south characters, a clumsy screenplay which even a half decent cast can't salvage. Unless you're a die hard Billy Bob fan I would give this a miss.