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The Cabin in the Woods Reviews

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Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
October 6, 2014
An amazing, tidy little thriller that, like its Escher-like movie poster, gleefully turns the horror genre upside down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard von Busack
October 6, 2014
On paper, The Cabin in the Woods is an exercise in knowing the drill, but Goddard executes it with serious brio and wit.
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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
October 6, 2014
The setup is intriguing but the balance feels off. Goddard and Whedon overplay the winking postmodernism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Bunting
Daily Record (UK)
October 6, 2014
The best thing to do in relation to The Cabin in the Woods is to avoid spoilers and go see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Newall
October 6, 2014
A great one-off idea brilliantly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
Taking its cue from Michael Haneke's deeper, crueler Funny Games, The Cabin in the Woods explores why we-sicko viewers-take pleasure in the suffering of others.
John Serba
July 31, 2013
One hottie, one cutie, one stoner, one jock and one intellectual go to a remote cabin in the woods. If this sounds like a setup for a joke, well, it kind of is.
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
An original and audacious horror-comedy that oftentimes works better than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Keyes
June 29, 2013
This is a movie that knows it is capitalizing on the clichés and stupidity of its genre, but refuses to bow to the same simple-minded standards to achieve something more
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
January 22, 2013
The Cabin in the Woods is crammed with so many twists and turns that the mere thought of reviewing it and ruining the fun for others is scary in and of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 22, 2013
I don't know that this movie exceeded my expectations, but it certainly matched them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
The Cabin in the Woods manages to throw the horror and comedy genres into a blender, and the result is a delicious product that's ridiculously fun and warrants watching at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ali Gray
January 8, 2013
The best movie of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
January 8, 2013
Would you like your head thoroughly messed with? Then check straight into The Cabin in the Woods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday
January 8, 2013
The pleasure in The Cabin in the Woods comes from its audacious tuggings-away of the dramatic rug under your feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
January 8, 2013
Taking a leaf out of Scream director Wes Craven's book, Joss Whedon both uses and skewers horror film clichés for this enjoyable tongue-in-cheek slasher.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
W. Scott Poole
January 8, 2013
The Cabin in the Woods is a horror movie about horror movies. Except not really. It's a horror movie about what horror movies do for us, about why narratives of horror mean something to us.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
January 8, 2013
A fiendishly clever genre Rubik's Cube that demonstrates, if nothing else, how much Fangoria fare benefits from the wicked wit of a real writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
January 8, 2013
Like Scream before it, the film is a simultaneous dissection and celebration of all the tropes to which it pays homage, while also managing to be a superb example of the genre in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
Justin Craig
January 8, 2013
The Cabin in the Woods is a quick-witted, mind-bending fright fest. A truly rare and original horror film.
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