Big Bad Wolves (2014)

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Critic Consensus: With just enough black humor to lighten the disturbing subject matter, Big Bad Wolves is as rewarding as it is challenging.

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In BIG BAD WOLVES a series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. (c) Magnet

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All Critics (61) | Top Critics (18)

A suspenseful, violent horror film that touches on the inner lives of sexual predators, the question of guilt and remorse in the human soul, and the practice of torture.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker.

Jan 24, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.

Jan 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/4

It is an intriguing film with much to admire, but it doesn't always earn its pitch-black attempts at humor.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Tarantino-aping hasn't died out entirely; it's just moved to Israel.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

While Big Bad Wolves delivers the Hostel-like torture jolts with ruthless precision, the movie is also a rudely funny satire of a macho, paranoid culture where the protection of children is used to justify any conduct.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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How black can "black comedy" get before it's basically just a crime-thriller-come-torture-porn with a couple of giggles in it? Big Bad Wolves aims to find out.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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The main characters in this manage to be extremely charming as they go to some dark twisty places. It's like Tarantino with a heart.

Julie B
Julie B

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½

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A powerful, gut-wrenching and intense movie of murder and revenge. Featuring strong performances that very much stay with its audience, particularly Tzahi Grad's performance as the father who's determined to do anything to find the last "remains" of his daughter. With some very disturbing scenes of torture that almost guarantee to make anyone cringe with disgust and shock; these moments are where the film gets its power from. Along with this, there are some rare moments of humour that are clever yet rather sadistic, especially how the father writes a bedtime story for the killer and then reads it to him, even though its not the most pleasant of stories. Ultimately this film shows that a very powerful film can come from anywhere that's not Hollywood. This is one of the best films I have seen this year.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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