• Wendigo
    2 minutes 40 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Wendigo Reviews

Scott Foundas
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May 20, 2008

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
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A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 16, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

March 28, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Fessenden ... sets a chilling tone of anticipation that keeps you inching forward, a scene at a time, until you're on the edge of your seat.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 28, 2002
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser.

March 19, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The two leads are almost good enough to camouflage the dopey plot, but so much naturalistic small talk, delivered in almost muffled exchanges, eventually has a lulling effect.

March 13, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Fessenden has nurtured his metaphors at the expense of his narrative, but he does display an original talent.

March 13, 2002
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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A subtle and well-crafted (for the most part) chiller.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 1, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A properly spooky film about the power of spirits to influence us whether we believe in them or not.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The ending doesn't work ... but most of the movie works so well I'm almost recommending it, anyway -- maybe not to everybody, but certainly to people with a curiosity about how a movie can go very right, and then step wrong.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 23, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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If this dud had been made in the '70s, it would have been called The Hills Have Antlers and played for about three weeks in drive-ins.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

February 21, 2002
Megan Turner
New York Post
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No amount of arty theorizing -- the special effects are 'German-Expressionist,' according to the press notes -- can render it anything but laughable.

| Original Score: 1/4

February 15, 2002
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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For those in search of something different, Wendigo is a genuinely bone-chilling tale.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The engagingly primitive animated special effects contribute to a mood that's sustained through the surprisingly somber conclusion.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 12, 2002
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