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Wolf Creek Reviews

January 4, 2006
An unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 3, 2006
What Wolf Creek offers is a competently made horror excursion with an unfortunate reliance upon clichés balanced off by some legitimate shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2005
It's a depressing exercise in just mutilation and torture.
December 27, 2005
It's not your typical holiday attraction, but it should lift the spirits of horror devotees, if no one else.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 27, 2005
Wolf Creek is wicked and witless -- cruel for the sake of cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 25, 2005
There's no substitute for bad taste. And this one has it double-barreled, both in the timing of its release and as a movie, one said to be loosely based on fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 25, 2005
This is some horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2005
The four actors fit into their respective roles nicely, though in the case of Jarrat's bushman Mick, nice isn't quite the right word.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2005
Killers don't need motivation anymore, just opportunity. And despite game efforts to throw us off the scene, to surprise us into who will live and tell the tale, there aren't any surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 25, 2005
Just because Dimension considered Greg McLean's nasty exploitation flick worthy of their time and money doesn't mean it deserves yours.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 25, 2005
As the situation grows more dire, and the film turns the screws, you remain thoroughly invested in the plight of its protagonists, because McLean has taken the time to make you care about each of his three main characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2005
An initially promising horror film that turns exploitive, Wolf Creek fails to deliver the requisite payoff considering its leisurely pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 25, 2005
You want to close your eyes but can't -- a sure sign the horror is working.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 25, 2005
As a purely visceral -- in both senses of the word -- exercise, Australian import Wolf Creek is extremely effective.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 25, 2005
A very unpleasant movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2005
Shoehorning predictable parable and pallid allegory into a hobnail boot full of horror and sadism.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 24, 2005
As horror movies go, this is a pretty good one, at once a tense, visceral and tightly woven tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 24, 2005
At least as unnerving as it is gratuitously sadistic, skin deep, and full of plot holes the size of Ayers Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 24, 2005
A gorily effective Australian variation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 24, 2005
Australian writer and director McLean produces what is likely the most riveting horror movie you will see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 24, 2005
Mr. McLean uses all sorts of storytelling tricks to keep you guessing while the quartet of unknown actors deliver deeply affecting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 22, 2005
And that's it: The bad guy with the sideburns tortures them and lets them have it one at a time.
December 22, 2005
The vogue for retro-horror, particularly the stripped-down shivers of 1970's slasher flicks, continues apace in this nasty little piece of work from Australia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2005
There is a line and this movie crosses it. I don't know where the line is, but it's way north of Wolf Creek.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
December 22, 2005
Consummately well-crafted, unapologetically vicious and leavened with moments of humor that merely intensify the horror.
December 22, 2005
A shade better than a lot of the current crop of Hollywood horror movies (Saw II) and remakes and redos of Japanese terror films.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 20, 2005
Wolf Creek is unimaginative, light on the grue and heavy on the faux-serious desperation.
April 2, 2005
[It's] scary cinema pushed to the brink of punishment. But there's no question that what it sets out to do, it does alarmingly well.
February 5, 2005
It's a story bound to give even the most seasoned thrill seeker nightmares.