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Wake in Fright Reviews

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Adam Lowes

Wake in Fright is an absolute must-see for fans of cult, off-kilter cinema.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2014
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Blends staged re-enactments with documentary footage of senseless slaughter to extremely distressing effect.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

March 9, 2014
Geoffrey Macnab

Brilliantly directed by Kotcheff, the film has the disorienting and menacing quality of Joseph Losey films such as Accident and The Servant.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 4/5

March 7, 2014
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It presents a world in which refusing a pint has violent consequences, high spirits quickly curdle, and an unspoken homoerotic undertow gets ever more disturbing.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

March 7, 2014
Tara Brady
Irish Times

Forms a neatly symmetrical, perfectly Kafkaesque narrative. This way madness lies . . .

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2014
Anton Bitel

derives its brand of feral menace not from monsters, masked killers, or any of the other avatars of conventional horror, but rather from a sober-eyed perspective on a society reeling under the malign influence of its own basest impulses.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 7, 2014
Peter Bradshaw

There is queasy undercurrent of sentimental kindness and indulgence beneath the violence.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

March 6, 2014
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Perhaps slightly schematic in charting the descent of man, but it induces a sweat that's hard to wash off.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

March 6, 2014
Lewis Porteous
The Skinny

The kindness of strangers has never seemed more terrifying than in this dusty, sun-bleached masterpiece, now stunningly restored.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

March 6, 2014
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep

Throughout we feel like we are watching a real world, with the extensive use of real locations and real outback dwellers, where none of the professional actors breaks the spell.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

March 4, 2014
Philip Kemp
Total Film

Shocking, credible and hard to forget.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

March 3, 2014
Hannah McGill
The List

Few films were ever so bright and so dark at once.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2014
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

If you have any interest whatsoever in discovering the true classics of Australian cinema, there are far worse places you could start than with Wake in Fright.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: A-

October 17, 2013
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

Like the majestic camera movement with which it opens, Wake In Fright is a film that travels in slow, inexorable circles, presenting its paranoid nightmare of entrapment as Kafka down under.

Full Review Source: Grolsch Film Works

September 6, 2013
Jay Stone

The movie is a combination of existential horror story (a man winds up in a small-town hell and can't leave) and an examination of male violence and the ease with which men can fall into it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2013
Jason Anderson
The Grid

This tale of sun-baked savagery has lost little of its audacity or ferocity while it languished unseen.

Full Review Source: The Grid | Original Score: 9/10

March 28, 2013
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

The raw, sweaty 1971 film is not a pretty portrayal of life in the outback, where men are crude, hard-drinking mates with no ambition beyond rough-house fun...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

March 24, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Brutal, but in a deceptively causal manner, Wake in Fright submits one the sharpest depictions of Outback life I've come into contact with, imagining the vast land as a sun-baked prison from which there is no escape.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

December 13, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A movie that shows us plenty of unsettling stuff but also knows that what viewers imagine is much more disturbing than what any movie can show.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 13, 2012
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Wake in Fright is essential viewing for anyone interested in the roots of male violence.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 15, 2012
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