Big Bad Wolves
Big Bad Wolves (2014)

In BIG BAD WOLVES a series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 17, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With just enough black humor to lighten the disturbing subject matter, Big Bad Wolves is as rewarding as it is challenging.

Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A suspenseful, violent horror film that touches on the inner lives of sexual predators, the question of guilt and remorse in the human soul, and the practice of torture.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It is an intriguing film with much to admire, but it doesn't always earn its pitch-black attempts at humor.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

At moments it's fun to watch the psychological drama unfold, and Grad is especially good as the vengeful father, but much of the movie is stomach-churning and visually flat.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

While Big Bad Wolves delivers the Hostel-like torture jolts with ruthless precision, the movie is also a rudely funny satire of a macho, paranoid culture where the protection of children is used to justify any conduct.

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Scott Weinberg

A dark, captivating, and thoroughly fascinating piece of genre filmmaking.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

All the filmmakers seem interested in is the ugliness of the main Israeli characters, each of whom proves a virtuoso of violence.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

As dark comedies go, this is about as dark as it gets. The acting and stunt work are very solid. I can't say I enjoyed this, but the film is thought-provoking, occasionally funny, and it does raise some interesting moral questions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
The main characters in this manage to be extremely charming as they go to some dark twisty places. It's like Tarantino with a heart.
Gimly Monocle
How black can "black comedy" get before it's basically just a crime-thriller-come-torture-porn with a couple of giggles in it? Big Bad Wolves… More
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Panta Oz
All I can say after watching it is - WOW! Quentin Tarantino called it the best film of the year 2013, and I can understand his reasons saying that. This Israeli… More
Samuel Riley
A powerful, gut-wrenching and intense movie of murder and revenge. Featuring strong performances that very much stay with its audience, particularly Tzahi… More
Daniel Parsons
Disappointingly average revenge thriller with added black comedy. I didn't once believe in any of the situations, the characters reactions, or the writing.… More