The Wicker Man - Final Cut
The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013)

This film is definitive version of Robin Hardy's thriller of pagan worshippers on a remote Scottish island. Seen for decades only in mutilated copies, the new Studiocanal restoration is the culmination of a long search for the complete… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 2013
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The conclusion is chilling, disturbing and perfectly in keeping with what has taken place before.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

An absolute must for all serious movie buffs.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

It all helps it make a little more sense on a narrative level without diminishing everything that made it a cult classic in the first place.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A pleasingly literate script by Anthony Shaffer ("Sleuth") toys with the conventions of missing-person stories while capturing a sense of menace lurking beneath the everyday.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

It remains a how-to model for making something that fancies itself a slow-burn thriller-until it isn't slow-burning whatsoever.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

No, it hasn't dated particularly well, and Hardy's rampant misogynistic tendencies feel even more appalling now. But it's still an unmissable one-off.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If not quite the holy grail of horror films, than a holy terror just as well, lying lovingly in wait.

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

Many a film has tried to replicate this wonderfully off-kilter vibe -- and a few have come close -- but none has quite pulled it off.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

The strengths are overpowering; Edward Woodward's towering performance, Anthony Shaffer's brilliantly nasty script, Paul Giovanni's weirdie folk music, and that matchlessly horrifying ending.

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