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The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013)

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This film is definitive version of Robin Hardy's thriller of pagan worshippers on a remote Scottish island. Seen for decades only in mutilated copies, the new Studiocanal restoration is the culmination of a long search for the complete director's cut. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the cult classic. After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devoutly Christian cop Edward Woodward travels by seaplane to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But the islanders welcome neither his badge nor religious devotion, for laird of the isle Christopher Lee and his devoted followers worship only the pagan gods of old - and those gods demand a sacrifice. Woodward fears for the missing girl's life and follows every possible lead to find her - despite the islanders' interference - before she becomes a human sacrificial lamb. (c) Rialto

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Critic Reviews for The Wicker Man - Final Cut

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

The conclusion is chilling, disturbing and perfectly in keeping with what has taken place before.

October 31, 2013 | Full Review…

A pleasingly literate script by Anthony Shaffer ("Sleuth") toys with the conventions of missing-person stories while capturing a sense of menace lurking beneath the everyday.

October 24, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If not quite the holy grail of horror films, than a holy terror just as well, lying lovingly in wait.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An absolute must for all serious movie buffs.

September 26, 2013 | Full Review…

It remains a how-to model for making something that fancies itself a slow-burn thriller-until it isn't slow-burning whatsoever.

September 24, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
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Many a film has tried to replicate this wonderfully off-kilter vibe -- and a few have come close -- but none has quite pulled it off.

September 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wicker Man - Final Cut

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Quite audacious for the time it came out, this creepy cult classic should be remembered for the intelligent questions that it raises about religious intolerance and blind faith, with an also memorable performance by Christopher Lee and a terrifying, unforgettable ending.

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