Big Bad Wolves Reviews

November 21, 2019
Unfortunately, ambition, ambiguity and scale prevent Big Bad Wolves from complete success.
June 22, 2019
Big Bad Wolves tries to raise questions about the use of torture and vengeance, but these are questions that have been explored before in far better films.
March 2, 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.
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."
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.
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.
January 31, 2014
Dreary, anti-septic and overwhelmingly glum, marching down a predictable narrative path without much in the way of enlightening ethical inquiry.
January 24, 2014
There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.
January 17, 2014
Tarantino-aping hasn't died out entirely; it's just moved to Israel.
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
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 14, 2014
The movie is never less than involving, but rarely amounts to more than a third-generation grindhouse knockoff.
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.
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.
November 28, 2013
The film is gory, mean-spirited, it feels very long, and carries its moral like an albatross around the neck.
August 28, 2013
A glib, empty picture.
April 23, 2013
From a purely suspenseful vantage point, Big Bad Wolves is an efficient and effective beast.