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Wild Things Reviews

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Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 11, 2008
The movie is as tawdry as someone else's lingerie, yet not without a certain prurient watchability.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
What I'm supposed to find 'satisfying' is predicated on the idea that almost everyone in the world is trash.
February 11, 2008
A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
February 11, 2008
Sly, torrid and original, pic is certain to shake up an otherwise complacent marketplace.
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Tom Nawrocki
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
[It's got] Neve Campbell and Denise Richards making out, all the plot twists and double-crossing of a James Ellroy novel, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a catfight in a swimming pool and Bill Murray as a sleazy neck-brace-wearing lawyer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I heartily recommend Wild Things for its fits of teasing and eroticism (rare in American cinema) and for Bill Murray who has a great role as Lombardo's attorney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
This is one of those puzzle movies that's quite intriguing while it's feigning superficiality -- and truly funny when Bill Murray is around -- but really dumb once it thinks it's being smart.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 19, 2004
Wild Things plays like a long Twilight Zone episode with a thick Everglades breeze to it. READ ON (DVD)->
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 12, 2004
One of those films for which the phrase 'guilty pleasure' was invented.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 31, 2004
Aging sexpot Theresa Russell gets the most Skinemax-worthy moment in a picture that purports to humour jailbait fiends
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
August 11, 2003
Good, trashy fun, with gratuitous sex and nudity, a ludicrous (in a so-bad-it's-funny way) performance by Denise Richards, and an implausible noir plot that keeps you in the dark until the final credits. The ultimate guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: B
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Call it gratuitous annoyance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
One of those thankfully rare pictures that makes every man and woman it portrays seem hollow and insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
January 4, 2003
What "Titanic" supplied for female teens, "Wild Things" will supply for their male counterparts.
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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
...even though the action is spiced up with kinky sex, a quick flash of male frontal nudity and long, lingering shots of voluptuous girls in skimpy clothes, there's a peculiar lifelessness about the whole affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Personally, even though I think that the film's too twisted to be believable, I enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
This tale of revenge does manage to sidestep cliches and predictability found in this genre, but it goes too far out of the lines to be appreciated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
Wild Things is a cut above most of the other recent film noir knockoffs, mainly because director John McNaughton has an unmistakable talent for the tawdry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Making good sleaze is more difficult than you would expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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