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Wolf Creek Reviews

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½ November 30, 2017
Average Aussie b-movie.

I would have liked to have seen more gore to be honest.

September 15, 2017
it was ok, but they just dont make horror moves like they used to back in the 70s. the new ones are so predictable and bland
September 5, 2017
After a very strong start the film dramatically loses its creepy impetus and converts to an ordinary slasher movie, even though technically well done. The fans of the genre will find this movie satisfying.
May 28, 2017
It's a bit of a slap in the face that the majority of critics are calling it a rip off of other movies, considering its based loosely on a true story. wolf creek is an adaptation of the true crimes committed by serial killer Ivan Milat in Australia. He is still imprisoned in Western Australia to this day.
April 15, 2017
Painfully pathetic. How is this scary again? So dull I nearly nodded off! Don't waste your time, you'll never get it back!
½ January 11, 2017
This movie was really nice to watch. Exciting, entertaining and also stressful and creepy like a movie of this kind should be.
November 26, 2016
By Greg McLean, the same director who brought us the fantastic Rogue (2007), he previously released this little horror movie, which I found very good just after finishing it, but after a little while, it just found it downright bad. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. It's got a realistic look to it, it's gritty and merciless, and the special effects are actually pretty good, but it takes over 50 minutes before the blood kicks in.
November 6, 2016
Wolf Creek is a 2005 horror film directed by Greg McLean.

This is a good horror film, but I'll start off with the worst parts of it. Firstly is pacing issues, especially at the beginning of the film. It takes roughly 45 minutes for the backpackers to get to Wolf Creek. There are also very mild pacing issues while they are being threatened by the antagonist, but not nearly as bad as the extremely slow start. Secondly, the characters are quite boring (despite really good acting). There was really nobody to root for, and yes, I do understand it's "based on true events", but Greg (he also wrote the film) could have fleshed out the characters a bit more.

Now for the pros. I have to give huge credit to the director of photography (Will Gibson) for providing some of the most breathtaking shots I've ever seen in a horror film. It is a truly great film to look at. Also, the direction by Greg McLean is fantastic; there are some very suspenseful scenes in there and the tension after the slow build is mostly consistent. There is a pretty intense chase scene which will have you on the edge of your seat. The acting is also great with a truly frightening performance by John Jarratt as Mick Taylor.

Overall, Wolf Creek has a weak start and boring characters, but finally picks u again in the second act with fantastic cinematography and gruelling tension.
September 19, 2016
Over the years, I've tried watching this movie twice. When I was a lot younger I managed through all of it and thought it was awful. So years later I wanted to see if my opinion had changed any, it hadn't. And yet, I still can't exactly pinpoint why I dislike it so much. It's not too different from the other horror slasher movies I love, and the acting is actually really good throughout most of it. So why do I dislike it so?

I still don't have a definitive answer, but I have a theory. The film seems to fail to build any kind of real tension. The violence isn't an issue and the plot, which is based on a true story, is a good one to make this kind of a movie off of it. Yet nothing about it is endearing enough to make me ever care to see it in full again.

Go figure.
½ September 10, 2016
Gore-fest in the style of Hostel. Liked the sequel better.
September 3, 2016
Wolf Creek is intelligent , gory and brilliantly structured. This relentless thrill ride leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat. It's mise en scene and cinematography compares with that of the Teaxas Chainsaw Massacre and at time exceeds it. The suspense is timed to perfection. A technique that is often lost in modern horror. A must see for any true Horror fanatic.
½ August 22, 2016
Wolf Creek is one of those creepy film that stays memorable.Great performance, effective horror, but the film drags a bit, and it was too long, for its own good. Although it has a few flaws, but this film will make you think twice going on a road trip in Australia
August 9, 2016
Wolf Creek provides the savage, balls to the walls thrills you expect from an Aussie slasher. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does cut it to shreds and bury it in a shallow grave.
½ May 19, 2016
Disturbing and unsettling, moves you as film should. A slap in the face to the sophomoric world view of youthful exuberance and malapert acceptance.
½ May 17, 2016
Wolf Crick started out really well, with great character development, and a nice little romance buildup, but takes a sharp nosedive after the halfway mark. The choices made by these poor, brainless victims, will make you cringe with embarrassment towards mankind's basic natural instincts. However, the Aussie that played the villain was absolutely electric in his performance; very refreshing. Unfortunately, this movie just turned into another "torture-porn" yawner. I want to feel scared when I watch a horror movie, not grossed out.
½ April 13, 2016
don't understand what all the hype was about...thought it was pretty average at best!
April 12, 2016
One of the most frightening films I have ever watch!
This film really scared me.
So, I really loved being scared.
½ March 15, 2016
Wolf Creek is not really an enjoyable movie as it is telling more of the teenage lives. I mean I wanted to watch a good movie, but that didn't exist in this movie. Despite boring story line, I enjoyed the performance put on by John Jarratt, he owned the part. It was like he as if he was the real Mick Taylor.
March 8, 2016
Not breaking new ground (in fact I think this general premise has been used in many, many horror films), but it's quite well done and it's foreign (Australia), so it'll make you feel all fancy watching a foreign film. Plus it's supposedly based on real events. I'm a little surprised at some of the statistics, though.
½ January 12, 2016
Nicely directed and acted, Wolf Creek makes you feel sorry for all the people who actually fell into this horrific nightmare.
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