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Wendigo Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Variety
May 20, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
December 16, 2002
A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
... a post-modern pop scare show that doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
May 10, 2002
This film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 28, 2002
The woods haven't been this creepy since The Blair Witch Project.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 28, 2002
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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 19, 2002
A mostly intelligent, engrossing and psychologically resonant suspenser.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 13, 2002
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.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 13, 2002
Fessenden has nurtured his metaphors at the expense of his narrative, but he does display an original talent.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
March 1, 2002
A subtle and well-crafted (for the most part) chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2002
A properly spooky film about the power of spirits to influence us whether we believe in them or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 23, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 21, 2002
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 | Original Score: C
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Megan Turner
New York Post
February 15, 2002
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
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
February 14, 2002
For those in search of something different, Wendigo is a genuinely bone-chilling tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 12, 2002
The engagingly primitive animated special effects contribute to a mood that's sustained through the surprisingly somber conclusion.