The Wicker Man Reviews

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April 17, 2015
Sometimes a movie hits the rarest of heights, in fact, some may refer to it as a low. A film that's so utterly bad it's actually good.
November 24, 2011
August 15, 2011
An exploitative mystery horror film in which Edward Woodward overacts his heart out.
March 10, 2011
LaBute has replaced the seduction of the first film with a general sense of bewilderment and loss; it's good for building tension but doesn't fit with the payoff. The plot elements lead where they need to go well enough but don't mix particularly well.
August 30, 2009
When The Wicker Man offers more laughs than Talladega Nights, it might be a sign for the auteur to switch brands to comedy
April 20, 2009
Nicolas Cage gives the worst performance of his career opposite Kate Beahen in this useless update of Robin Hardy's far creepier 1973 original suspense movie based on Anthony Shaffer's novel.
November 20, 2008
October 29, 2008
August 7, 2008
July 10, 2007
Laughable, awful, and downright ridiculous.
June 30, 2007
...there's just something inherently entertaining about watching [Nicolas Cage] one-up himself every few minutes...
March 24, 2007
In the final act of The Wicker Man, when Nicolas Cage has donned a bear suit, you have to wonder just what it is you're watching.
March 15, 2007
It's a troubled strangeness - the uncommon sight of a literate studio film extolling messages most literate audiences can't get behind - that makes the movie's whole presence fascinating.
February 9, 2007
...features an over-the-top leading man utilizing every single tic in his arsenal that has ever been impersonated by a comedian, and doing so seemingly with gleeful abandon and blissful unawareness
December 30, 2006
The Wicker Man's long journey through the decades and across the ocean has led somewhere no one could have predicted, or wanted.
December 30, 2006
Bad idea. Bad film.
December 10, 2006
By the time he's running through the woods in a bear suit, it's hard to take any of it seriously.
November 20, 2006
Neil LaBute's remake of The Wicker Man is a stupid, stupid movie.
November 4, 2006
Neil LaBute -- who never met a story he couldn't turn into a paranoid castration fantasy -- dumbs things down enough to insult the stupid.
October 13, 2006
LaBute's remake could be an atonement, a perversely clever way of turning the gun on himself... or a conspiracy theorist's invective against a gender he fears and loathes.
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