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Wake in Fright Reviews

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 15, 2012
Wake in Fright is essential viewing for anyone interested in the roots of male violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
November 1, 2012
A Conradian parable of a man succumbing to the wild, the film is remarkable for its raw, pointed dithe suggests, and you'll find the beast concealed behind the mask of propriety.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 1, 2012
It is powerful, genuinely shocking and rather amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
October 25, 2012
Several decades later, it still chills.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2012
"Wake in Fright" is true horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 11, 2012
"Wake in Fright" is a monster movie, and the monster is us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 5, 2012
Australian tale of a holiday gone wrong has a potent, distinctive creepiness.
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Andrew O'Hehir
October 4, 2012
A legendary and controversial Aussie classic, although it's long been available only in poor-quality video releases.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 3, 2012
Wake in Fright is the closest a movie can get to a primal scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Fear
Time Out
October 2, 2012
Kotcheff's beware-the-backwoods thriller takes an unholy pleasure in watching Bond, an actor who always looks as if he's just bitten into a maggot-filled peach, devolve from full frontal dude-ity into a beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
A road movie using undeveloped land as a blank screen on which to project a dark deconstruction of masculinity and manifest destiny.