Ginger Snaps Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
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Derek Elley
September 24, 2007
A quietly subversive my-sister-is-turning-into-a-werewolf movie that doesn't wimp out at the end.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This isn't just a good horror movie, it's a good movie. Period.
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
The ideas are thin, and the scene-by-scene execution of them is bumbling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 23, 2001
A superbly realized take on the perils of being different in a world that demands conformity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 13, 2001
It deserves a cult following among satire-loving, feminist-minded gore aficionados who appreciate a well-made human tail.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Charles Taylor
October 26, 2001
Canada. Werewolves. It's the smartest and funniest scary movie in a long time -- and a true feminist horror film.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
October 25, 2001
Fawcett is fundamentally a sly, dry satirist, with a distinct sensibility and a promising talent of his own.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
October 23, 2001
The linkage between puberty and lycanthropy ... is imagined with enough savage wit to count as an act of genre resuscitation.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 8, 2001
The best teenage werewolf movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4