Big Bad Wolves Reviews

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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.
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.
January 27, 2014
...an engaging yet uneven little revenge thriller.
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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
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.
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 21, 2014
There is something deeply disturbing at the heart of Big Bad Wolves and I mean that in the best possible way.
January 19, 2014
Two talented genre filmmakers to keep an eye on, especially if they're able to break away from far too familiar genre territory and try something even more different with their third movie.
January 18, 2014
Quite a find for genre buffs -- a horror entry that's at once unnerving, sardonic and, in a sick way, almost playful ... Sholem Aleichem by way of Stephen King, anyone?
January 17, 2014
A darkly impish, whimsically offbeat thriller of layered originality and subjective bite.
January 17, 2014
A torture-porn comedy about a child murderer sounds like an appalling idea. But Big Bad Wolves is disturbing in a complex way.
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
Smoothly filmed, cleverly paced, and absent of any identifiable human behaviour, it's a tense, uncomfortable piece of elevated torture porn, haunting and distasteful.
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 provides no easy answers to its raft of disturbing moral questions.
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 bleak and brutal Israeli-made child killer thriller "Big Bad Wolves" delivers well-crafted torture porn with a faint conscience.
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.
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