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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I've seen more convincing drama (with nearly as much bare flesh) on that pinnacle of narrative quality, Baywatch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
A slick and dazzling thriller with as many twists and turns as ripples in the ocean.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
A Grade C-Skinemax-Two-in-the-Morning-Nothing-Better-to-Watch flick that tries so hard to be a suspense film full of plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Laughably bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
...Bacon's pork sword alone is not worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The script by Stephen Peters exploits one twist after another, until they seem as manipulative as Richards' wet T-shirt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
An extremely self-conscious attempt to make Body Heat for the Scream set, the movie is so utterly repellent and so stupidly manipulative that it makes TV's Melrose Place look like Masterpiece Theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
It is my dreary duty to report that Wild Things ... lacks fantasy and flamboyance, that it lacks, precisely, wild things, and that most of it is just flat.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Wild Things gets into trouble when it aspires to be more than a sex exploitation movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
it's cheezy as cheetos,
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
If Hollywood is going to insist on making awful films, the least it could do is make them as wonderfully, hilariously awful as Wild Things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Call it gratuitous annoyance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 11, 2008
They're not calling it Wild Things for nothing.
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Desson Thomson
TheWrap
October 7, 2011

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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