Rabies (2010)

Strange things are happening to a handful of people lost in the woods in this offbeat horror film from Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. Tali (Liat Har Lev) has become trapped in a stretch of mine shaft that hasn't… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Andrew O'Hehir

Takes the standard stupid-kids-in-the-woods formula and inverts it to delicious, hilarious and extremely mean effect.

Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

a dark (if brightly lit) comedy of errors, full of tensions that... reflect a nation's complex social and political landscape, where twinned senses of entitlement and entrapment have produced a treacherous environment best trodden very carefully.

Perri Nemiroff

The pacing is great, the performances quite good and the cinematography noteworthy; the killer in Rabies are the tonal troubles. Is it a horror film or is it a comedy?

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Staci Layne Wilson
Sci-Fi Weekly

While I can't say I really enjoyed Rabies (the story is just too tired and the characters too stock, for someone raised on horror movies), I do respect its fine filmmaking.

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Scott Weinberg

A stalker kicks off an ever-escalating carnival of carnage. (Cleverer than it sounds.)

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Rabies' ideas about mankind's penchant for hostility are generic and monotonous.

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Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt

One of those fascinating horror movies that never gets too weird to lose its footing but also stays completely unpredictable.

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Simon Foster

Keshales' and Papushado's sublime cross-cutting of the film's chronology builds a terrific tension and amplifies every unexpected twist for maximum impact.

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