Wildling Reviews

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February 12, 2020
Böhm's film is cloaked in mystery, dark and dank, occasionally bloody, sometimes shocking, and fantastically folkloric.
October 24, 2019
Fairytales can be far denser than people realize. Wildling knows that, and creates something quite impressive in its 90 minute running time.
October 1, 2019
[Wildling's] a strong, assured debut with a cracking cast and plenty of weird, dark storybook elements to surprise even the most diehard body horror fans.
May 1, 2019
A metaphor about the process all girls go through physically and psychologically, in a world painfully focused on gender roles and ignorant of feminine sexuality.
November 2, 2018
Wildling has a promising start, but it comes apart when Anna's transformation begins. It feels almost like two different films in one, and this unfortunately leads to multiple plot holes and strange character arcs.
October 31, 2018
Wildling is a solid debut feature for Böhm and features a magnetic performance from Bel Powley as well as some excellent creature and gore effects.
October 24, 2018
A new exponent of terror that exceeds the average of the genre thanks to its abundance of ideas and searches. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 24, 2018
Anna's journey from confinement to liberation is more complex when configured in the back of her big blue eyes, when the look she fears is the one on the other side of the bars. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 16, 2018
Wildling is an attractive film that despite its shortcomings, has the virtues of an independent cinema exploring identity and sordidness of terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 23, 2018
Another film that seeks to explore the tumultuous battlefield of becoming a woman, Wildling oozes with an unexpected amount of dark charm.
May 4, 2018
A clever reimagining of werewolf lore using a present-day setting and female twist.
April 26, 2018
This horror film and fantasy made my heart pound ferociously.
April 26, 2018
It's a promising debut for Bhm, with a lot of promise. But it's a home run for Powley, who makes "Wildling" worth watching even when it shouldn't be.
April 26, 2018
It's assured and unflinching, but without Powley's childlike, otherworldly quality and her offbeat beauty, the story wouldn't have worked as well as it does.
April 20, 2018
An ambitious work of nightmarish fantasy ... Wildling offers up two-thirds of a magical story before devolving into action-film clichs and narrative incoherence.
April 20, 2018
... bolstered by a complex portrayal from Powley and a screenplay that smartly sidesteps fish-out-of-water clichs and instead focuses on Anna's psychological demons.
April 20, 2018
As a late-night scary movie, Wildling has enough to hold the attention for 90 minutes and is entertaining for the most part.
April 13, 2018
Based on the primal, male-held view of changes in a woman's body being monstrous, this clever, sympathetic horror-drama offers a fresh, bracing twist on that myth.
April 12, 2018
Fritz Bohm's feature debut offers an intriguing spin on the hairy (and, one might add, hoary) old [werewolf] genre.
April 12, 2018
At its best, "Wildling" is very smart about how we humans like to compare ourselves to animals - from the names of our sports teams to the way we describe the feeling of cutting loose.
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