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Big Bad Wolves Reviews

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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, 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
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+
August 28, 2013
A glib, empty picture.
January 16, 2014
The most novel thing about this Israeli torture extravaganza is that writer-directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado play the grisly material for broad comedy.
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
November 28, 2013
The film is gory, mean-spirited, it feels very long, and carries its moral like an albatross around the neck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 23, 2013
From a purely suspenseful vantage point, Big Bad Wolves is an efficient and effective beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2014
All the filmmakers seem interested in is the ugliness of the main Israeli characters, each of whom proves a virtuoso of violence.
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+
January 14, 2014
The movie is never less than involving, but rarely amounts to more than a third-generation grindhouse knockoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2013
One senses the sniggering film-makers playing variably funny games with our phobia of paedophiles, rather than having anything lasting to say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2014
Despite its undeniable chops, this comic thriller from directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado never becomes more than a stylishly gruesome exercise.
January 17, 2014
Tarantino-aping hasn't died out entirely; it's just moved to Israel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2014
There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
September 7, 2014
Wolves should appeal to fans of filmmakers such as Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
December 5, 2013
A meaty thriller/horror blend which delves deep into the male psyche and the effect military service has had on the population of Israel. Tense and brutal with a macabre sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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