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Wrong Turn Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Denver Post
July 31, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 6, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
June 5, 2003
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 5, 2003
While this movie doesn't have the warped sensibilities of 1977's similarly plotted The Hills Have Eyes, it has decent performances and genuine suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
June 5, 2003
It's gruesome and nasty and a heck of a lot of fun for people who get a kick out of Fangoria.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
June 5, 2003
This self-styled throwback to the down-and-dirty horror films of the 1970s and '80s never delivers what it definitely promises.
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
June 4, 2003
A blood-simple backwoods spatterfest that makes shameless use of the same old antirural moonshine Hollywood's been bootlegging for decades.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Anita Gates
New York Times
June 2, 2003
Lazy would-be horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Variety
June 2, 2003
A negative pickup by Fox, dumped into theaters on Friday without benefit of press previews, Wrong Turn is steeped only in frightless torpor.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
June 2, 2003
Schmidt makes us flinch the old-fashioned way -- by giving us a box seat to the unspeakable.
| Original Score: 3/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2003
The plot unfolds like a slasher-by -the-numbers kit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2003
Suffers a fate similar to that of many other horror and supernatural thrillers released in the last decade: It leaves you with the feeling that you're watching an episode of The X-Files, only Mulder and Scully never show up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Buschmann
Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2003
It was a mistake to have one of the characters refer to the film Deliverance in this low-rent horror flick, because all it does is remind us of much better cinematic efforts.
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Kevin M. Williams
Chicago Tribune
June 2, 2003
The sole saving grace of Wrong Turn is its honesty. You get exactly what you expect -- blood, guts and people being taken to the killing floor. But just because it's honest doesn't make it good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 2, 2003
A stultifying blend of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, boot camp, and maybe The Blair Witch Project, Wrong Turn is profoundly less than the sum of its influences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
June 2, 2003
This sleazy slice of hicksploitation features a band of inbred mountain men so monstrous and foul, they make the toothless hillbillies of Deliverance look like the Vienna Boys Choir.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 1, 2003
Dull, humorless slasher flick.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
May 31, 2003
To call Wrong Turn tedious and uninspired is to be kind.
Full Review | Original Score: D-