Wild Things Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 11, 2008
The movie is as tawdry as someone else's lingerie, yet not without a certain prurient watchability.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 11, 2008
A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
February 11, 2008
Sly, torrid and original, pic is certain to shake up an otherwise complacent marketplace.
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Tom Nawrocki
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
[It's got] Neve Campbell and Denise Richards making out, all the plot twists and double-crossing of a James Ellroy novel, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a catfight in a swimming pool and Bill Murray as a sleazy neck-brace-wearing lawyer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I heartily recommend Wild Things for its fits of teasing and eroticism (rare in American cinema) and for Bill Murray who has a great role as Lombardo's attorney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 19, 2004
Wild Things plays like a long Twilight Zone episode with a thick Everglades breeze to it. READ ON (DVD)->
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 12, 2004
One of those films for which the phrase 'guilty pleasure' was invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
August 11, 2003
Good, trashy fun, with gratuitous sex and nudity, a ludicrous (in a so-bad-it's-funny way) performance by Denise Richards, and an implausible noir plot that keeps you in the dark until the final credits. The ultimate guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: B
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
January 4, 2003
What "Titanic" supplied for female teens, "Wild Things" will supply for their male counterparts.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Personally, even though I think that the film's too twisted to be believable, I enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
This tale of revenge does manage to sidestep cliches and predictability found in this genre, but it goes too far out of the lines to be appreciated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
Wild Things is a cut above most of the other recent film noir knockoffs, mainly because director John McNaughton has an unmistakable talent for the tawdry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Making good sleaze is more difficult than you would expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
On its own terms, it works; that is, each ending is well thought-out and vaguely logical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Bacon, Campbell, Murray and Dillon are all fun to watch in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Aaron Spelling meets Joe Eszterhas!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A film you enjoy or you don't. There's no middle ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Lucky John McNaughton. Best known for the harder-edged Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Mad Dog and Glory," he hits the 90210 jackpot with a slick, steamy tale of nonstop treachery...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 11, 2008
They're not calling it Wild Things for nothing.

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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