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A group of juvenile delinquents are forced to fight for their lives after being sent the forest for an exercise in teamwork and tracked by a crossbow-wielding madman with a pack of flesh-eating dogs. The Young Offenders Institution is the kind of place kids are sent when all hope is lost. In order to test their mettle in an environment where every decision counts, the powers that be at the Young Offenders Institution send their worst offenders into deep into the woods for a tough-love lesson in character-building. Suddenly surrounded by dense forestation, deadly rapids, and a jagged coastline that makes escape virtually impossible, the young criminals must band together after their group leaders are ruthlessly slaughtered. With time running out and their numbers quickly dwindling, these tough-talking teens must put their survival skills to the ultimate test and band together to take down a merciless predator who relishes in watching his victims suffer.

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Critic Reviews for Wilderness

All Critics (8)

  • This over-literal, fright-free slasher is strictly for completist gorehounds and Home Secretaries seeking radical solutions to the high number of youth offenders.

    Jun 15, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Wilderness has an extremely high gore factor and a couple of genuinely nasty scenes but it's ultimately let down by its unlikeable characters.

    Sep 16, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Nothing is nearly as scary or surprising as the filmmakers seem to think it is.

    Sep 2, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's nasty and bloody with enough mayhem to make most horror fans overlook some even more horrific dialogue.

    Aug 31, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wilderness

  • Mar 17, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2010
    What could have been an interesting concept ends up being a flat-out boring and horrible flick that resembles a cheap copy of Battle Royale because of an uninterested execution... except for the gore, of course! That's all that matters today, isn't it? Why does that happen?! 35/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2009
    A welcome entry to survival horror with shades of the slasher genre thrown in for good measure. Low budget British fun.
    A.D. V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2008
    Wilderness is a brutal thriller/horror movie. A bunch of violent young male inmates are sent to an isolated island, after one of the interns commit suicide. It appears that the young cell-mate felt forced to take his own life, due to the constant, aggressive harassment that he used to suffer from his fellow inmates. The boys run into 2 girls and their own warden from another detention center. Testosterone fuelled male inmates can't help but make advances to the opposing female camp. Neither of the two wardens are very happy about each other's group being there, but when one of the boys is found dead, they band together to fight for survival after getting picked off one by one by a mysterious and ruthless killer with a crossbow, a pack of attack dogs and a skill for booby traps. The characters are a sorry and tiring bunch that you couldn't care less about. Sure they're not meant to be likable, but hell they really irritated me. The movie has something for every fan of the genre; beheadings, vicious forest traps, mauling, being eaten alive, crossbows, knife fights, skinheads, near drowning, the list goes on. I cannot recall the last time I saw a movie so openly graphic in terms of dismemberment and human death. Maybe there wasn't enough violence or action for you, but it was more than enough for me.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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