Big Bad Wolves Reviews

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.
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January 24, 2014
Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker.
January 24, 2014
There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.
January 23, 2014
It is an intriguing film with much to admire, but it doesn't always earn its pitch-black attempts at humor.
January 17, 2014
Tarantino-aping hasn't died out entirely; it's just moved to Israel.
January 17, 2014
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.
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.
January 16, 2014
Big Bad Wolves uses child abduction as tinder to spark both characters' and viewers' emotions, before asking us to examine the extremities of the reactions.
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 16, 2014
The Middle Eastern setting adds a rich quality and the movie works as both a suspense flick and a vehicle to examine the ethics of justice. Some scenes get gruesome without warning, but the violence is always earned.