Big Bad Wolves Reviews

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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.
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January 16, 2014
Its points about the misplacement of blame, and the morality of fitting punishment to crime, are never less than trenchant.
January 16, 2014
[It] does creepily entertain even as it shocks with graphic violence.
January 15, 2014
A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity.
January 14, 2014
The movie is never less than involving, but rarely amounts to more than a third-generation grindhouse knockoff.
January 14, 2014
The filmmakers know just what our vulnerabilities are. ... But as we wince, they're laughing with us, not at us.
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.
December 5, 2013
A feisty, literate torture porn comedy from the makes of the acclaimed horror movie, Rabies.
December 2, 2013
Delivering on the promise of 2010's 'Rabies', this is a bleakly funny mash-up comedy about child murder, corruption, torture and the siege mentality
November 28, 2013
The film is gory, mean-spirited, it feels very long, and carries its moral like an albatross around the neck.
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