The Cabin in the Woods Reviews

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July 29, 2019
One thing Whedon and writer/first time director Drew Goddard are great at is finding and exploiting new talent.
July 29, 2019
For those with a taste for horror, this is a wild, witty ride with a trenchant edge of referential satire.
June 8, 2019
One of the most creative and thoroughly entertaining experiences the horror genre has given us in quite some time.
April 12, 2019
This essentially evolves into an exercise of self-awareness, with Wheldon and Goddard's script taking some subtle (and not so subtle) jabs at the slasher genre. It all builds to a final act that is full of laughs, even if they are a bit uncomfortable.
February 28, 2019
A perfect introduction to the genre that's accessible enough to reel folk in. The rest of us will go giddy counting the references.
February 2, 2019
There is a great breadth of narrative invention at work here, as well as a lot of thoughtfulness about quite a few subjects. Cabin effectively looks at the horror genre without ever even tapping on, much less breaking, the fourth wall.
January 5, 2019
With a combination of his trademark wit and comedy gore, Whedon has once again reinvigorated a stale genre.
October 31, 2018
A film that is both cerebral and visceral, both humorous and frightening, both by-the-numbers and completely unexpected and all of this at the same time.
October 30, 2018
an ingeniously plotted and witty reflex on the horror genre itself, as well as its voyeuristic audience and its cathartic function.
October 18, 2018
The Cabin in the Woods is a love letter and warning to the genre: evolve or die.
October 18, 2018
Its frustrations with the genre aren't misdirected, but Cabin is really a treatise on the horror movie of twenty-or-more years ago.
September 7, 2018
This is a horror picture that draws from every sub-genre. It's scary, funny, gory, monstrous, apocalyptic and mysterious.
August 31, 2018
This is, I know, a self-aware film: its clichés are parodies of horror clichés generally, but to subvert a form, it should, first and foremost, work as an entertainment, and it most surely does not.
August 30, 2018
When's the last time you saw a teen exploitation movie that trafficked in notions of free will and choice?
February 1, 2018
Whedon's humanism and his reverence for horror movies have made for a winning cocktail in television, and now, cinema.
October 23, 2017
Whatever you think it is, it's not that. It's better.
August 21, 2017
Drew Goddard may have intended his film as a postmodern discourse on fear, free will, and corporate religion, but instead he serves up a ridiculously campy hodgepodge of horror classics and nihilistic violence.
October 29, 2016
The Cabin in the Woods will get you thinking about what it means to watch a horror movie, but it's not just a mischievous exercise in post-modern cleverness, it's also a giddily funny, gulpingly scary, enormously entertaining thrill ride.
May 9, 2016
Crazy, totally, and deliriously fun.
September 27, 2015
The target audience is clearly horror geeks with a clear knowledge of the genre and its cliches. But if you are one of those people, then you'll probably not enjoy a movie more this year.
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