Big Bad Wolves
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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 in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. (c) Magnet

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It is an intriguing film with much to admire, but it doesn't always earn its pitch-black attempts at humor."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Despite its impressive intuition, inventiveness and staging, Big Bad Wolves remains a rather forgettable anecdote instead of a truly blood-freezing, Hitchcockian thriller."
‑ Anna Tatarska, Movie Mezzanine
"A semi-masterful suspense picture that blends the violent appetites of Chan-wook Park and Quentin Tarantino, pouring such delectable disease into a film that's hypnotic, even as it details unimaginable suffering."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"There is something deeply disturbing at the heart of Big Bad Wolves and I mean that in the best possible way."
‑ JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Dreary, anti-septic and overwhelmingly glum, marching down a predictable narrative path without much in the way of enlightening ethical inquiry."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
" engaging yet uneven little revenge thriller."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Two talented genre filmmakers to keep an eye on, especially if they're able to break away from far too familiar genre territory and try something even more different with their third movie."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"All the filmmakers seem interested in is the ugliness of the main Israeli characters, each of whom proves a virtuoso of violence."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"One thing that's indisputable about Big Bad Wolves: It's a slick piece of genre craftsmanship, a stylish, drum-tight thriller that magnifies the ugly extremes of crime and retribution."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"Papushado and his old film prof Keshales are a dynamic duo, their second feature combining natural storytelling instincts, wry humour and slow-burning, edge-of-your-seat excitement."
‑ T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette
"Quite a find for genre buffs -- a horror entry that's at once unnerving, sardonic and, in a sick way, almost playful ... Sholem Aleichem by way of Stephen King, anyone?"
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
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