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  • Summary: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors playing a game of lies come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar -- even when they’re telling the truth. (Rogue Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    Which is scarier: a maniac in an orange ski mask wielding a hunting knife - or Jon Bon Jovi as a journalism teacher? Cry_Wolf gives us both, and though Bon Jovi is livin' on a prayer if he thinks he's an actor, the movie is a find.
  2. A clever teen thriller with intricate plotting, deft characterizations, sharp ensemble performances and a darkly ironic twist at the end.
  3. The low splatter quotient may not be enough to quell the blood lust of slasher fans, but several neat plot twists - and a surprise ending - make Cry Wolf a cut above the rest.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    Almost totally reliant on red herrings and the viewer's nervous reflexes.
  5. 50
    Director Jeff Wadlow and his co-writer/producer Beau Bauman throw in a couple of gripping sequences, especially one set in a library sub-basement with an energy-saving lighting system, but for a film that's essentially one big logic problem, there's an unfortunate absence of logic to the way its characters behave.
  6. Reviewed by: Adam Smith
    40
    A second-rate slasher, but it shows the odd bit of directorial promise and a great deal of ambition.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    0
    Cry_Wolf has nothing going for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    8
    Despite some errors, performances that fall short and a weak direction, Cry Wolf compensates all this, revealing itself a very intelligent film, makes you stay for a few minutes with his chin fallen. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2011
    5
    It doesnt really get interesting until the final half hour but it was a pretty good half hour. It was an ok horror film. Solid acting by the cast and it had an interesting twist at the end, I enjoyed it but only the last half hour or so. Expand

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