Ginger Snaps Reviews

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December 29, 2020
A coming-of-age-via-werewolf-transformation tale with a lot more on its mind than just blood and gore.
September 25, 2018
The sharp feminist narrative makes up for the admirable but underwhelming werewolf makeup and other practical effects.
January 23, 2017
This small-town coming-of-ager regenders the werewolf myth as a hilariously icky exploration of the monstrous feminine.
August 5, 2014
An uncommonly intelligent fright film, one that unnerves you at a very deep, primal level.
October 7, 2013
A witty and intelligent exploration of what it means to become and live as a woman in middle-class suburbia.
October 7, 2013
Not squeamish? Like monsters? Go see.
October 7, 2013
A smart, resourceful, and wickedly funny teen-horror film that reinvents the werewolf myth as a potent metaphor for pubescent angst and humiliation.
October 7, 2013
In this highly sophisticated and disturbing Canadian horror movie, director John Fawcett transcends the banality of the werewolf formula with verve, well-paced action and genuine terror.
October 7, 2013
John Fawcett has directed "Ginger Snaps" with terrific flair, punctuating ominous moods with bursts of pitch-dark humor.
January 2, 2011
Very, very violent horror flick.
April 29, 2009
A remarkable and excellent werewolf thriller that's equal parts creepy, funny, and tragic.
October 18, 2008
June 18, 2008
A stunning teen angst/werewolf film from 2001, this was the best lycanthrope movie since An American Werewolf in London.
February 14, 2008
Successfully operates on dual levels -- as a horror movie and as a study of two sisters.
September 24, 2007
The movie is much at its best when dealing merely with suspicions, rather than when later laying out the lycanthropy and laying on the gore.
September 24, 2007
At last a horror film with real bite.
September 24, 2007
A quietly subversive my-sister-is-turning-into-a-werewolf movie that doesn't wimp out at the end.
June 21, 2007
For most of its running time the film toys with all the standard conventions, providing some really fun and surprising dialogue. It's when it devolves into a "boys" movie, when the creature is fully seen and the killing begins, the movie tanks...
June 24, 2006
This isn't just a good horror movie, it's a good movie. Period.
January 30, 2004
Ginger Snaps is a satisfying return to mythology, cheesy gore and fear for the horror film.
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