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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre."
‑ Tom Charity,
"A horror movie embedded in a conspiracy flick embedded in another horror movie-the most inventive cabin-in-the-woods picture since The Evil Dead and the canniest genre deconstruction since Scream."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Taking its cue from Michael Haneke's deeper, crueler Funny Games, The Cabin in the Woods explores why we-sicko viewers-take pleasure in the suffering of others."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"This is a movie that knows it is capitalizing on the clichés and stupidity of its genre, but refuses to bow to the same simple-minded standards to achieve something more"
‑ David Keyes,
"The best movie of the year so far."
‑ Ali Gray,
"By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding and winking but never losing momentum."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"The climactic one-two punch of special-effects chaos and meta-movie chin stroking should have the fanboys trembling with delight."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"One hottie, one cutie, one stoner, one jock and one intellectual go to a remote cabin in the woods. If this sounds like a setup for a joke, well, it kind of is."
‑ John Serba,
"The Cabin in the Woods is crammed with so many twists and turns that the mere thought of reviewing it and ruining the fun for others is scary in and of itself."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Would you like your head thoroughly messed with? Then check straight into The Cabin in the Woods."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"And you thought you were just headed for a weekend getaway."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
""The Cabin in the Woods" gets at the story underneath the story, and the reason behind the clichés."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An original and audacious horror-comedy that oftentimes works better than it should."
‑ John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews
"The Cabin in the Woods manages to throw the horror and comedy genres into a blender, and the result is a delicious product that's ridiculously fun and warrants watching at least once."
‑ Gregg Katzman, UGO
"The pleasure in The Cabin in the Woods comes from its audacious tuggings-away of the dramatic rug under your feet."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Independent
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