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Big Bad Wolves Reviews

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March 5, 2019
Keshales and Papushado expertly manipulate the moving dynamics of the situation to create an atmosphere in which audience allegiance shifts from scene to scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2019
There is a sense that Keshales and Papushado's bloody tale falls just short of the mark, arriving somewhat lethargically at a dissatisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2019
Deftly balancing genres, it's a remarkable script that never misses a beat, truly belying the writers' inexperience.
August 21, 2018
Big Bad Wolves includes a good amount of humor in the dialogue, but never at the expense of the victims or the plot.
June 29, 2016
The problem that comes with Big Bad Wolves is that its excessive violence is too intrinsically tied to questions of morality to simply create excuses of "it's just entertainment."
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 1, 2016
At moments it's fun to watch the psychological drama unfold, and Grad is especially good as the vengeful father, but much of the movie is stomach-churning and visually flat.
August 24, 2015
A dark, captivating, and thoroughly fascinating piece of genre filmmaking.
January 1, 2015
As dark comedies go, this is about as dark as it gets. The acting and stunt work are very solid. I can't say I enjoyed this, but the film is thought-provoking, occasionally funny, and it does raise some interesting moral questions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 5, 2014
A grisly off-beat moralistic Israeli thriller about a suspected serial rapist killer being tortured by a cop and the victim's father.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 19, 2014
We've seen this film before - as recently as in last year's Prisoners - but Big Bad Wolves still manages to feel fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 7, 2014
Wolves should appeal to fans of filmmakers such as Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
March 13, 2014
Despite its impressive intuition, inventiveness and staging, Big Bad Wolves remains a rather forgettable anecdote instead of a truly blood-freezing, Hitchcockian thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 7, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2014
Dreary, anti-septic and overwhelmingly glum, marching down a predictable narrative path without much in the way of enlightening ethical inquiry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2014
One thing that's indisputable about Big Bad Wolves: It's a slick piece of genre craftsmanship, a stylish, drum-tight thriller that magnifies the ugly extremes of crime and retribution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
January 30, 2014
A semi-masterful suspense picture that blends the violent appetites of Chan-wook Park and Quentin Tarantino, pouring such delectable disease into a film that's hypnotic, even as it details unimaginable suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 27, 2014 engaging yet uneven little revenge thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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January 24, 2014
Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2014
Papushado and his old film prof Keshales are a dynamic duo, their second feature combining natural storytelling instincts, wry humour and slow-burning, edge-of-your-seat excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2014
There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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