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  • Summary: In Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 horror classic, Nicolas Cage stars as a sheriff investigating a young girl's disappearance from an isolated, mysterious island.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    Profoundly disturbing, blood-chilling suspenser.
  2. 63
    As it is, LaBute has cleverly repurposed his creepy source material. This Wicker Man, which wasn't screened for critics, is a nutty atonement for the gender assaults of his filmmaking and playwriting past, including "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends & Neighbors," and "The Shape of Things."
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    50
    In the end, LaBute's remake is an interesting idea that never transforms into a particularly satisfying movie.
  4. In an era of careful cost accountancy and focus-group testing, it's remarkable that a movie as truly, deeply, madly foolish as The Wicker Man escaped the asylum. But we must be grateful for the endless guffaws and gasps and outright stunned silences it unleashes on lucky audiences.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    40
    This wasn't a horror film the first time around, and LaBute makes sorry feints at effective creepiness, letting the story roam in circles just like Cage.
  6. 38
    There may be a way to remake 1973's cult thriller The Wicker Man, in which a deeply Christian cop has his religious convictions shaken to the core as he investigates the disappearance of a child from within a cheerfully pagan community, but Neil LaBute didn't find it.
  7. 20
    Do yourself a favor: Go rent Hardy's original film, watch it, and then try and get it out of your head. You never, ever will.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 58
  2. Negative: 35 out of 58
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    10
    What's in the bag, a shark or something?
    This movie is undoubtedly the greatest achievement in cinema history. Nicolas "Not The Bees" Cage
    plays a troubled detective- but that doesn't really matter. The true achievement is not in the story, but in the acting and the writing- oh god, the writing. With such memorable lines as "Killing me won't bring back your goddamn honey" and "Step away from the bike".
    But seriously, if you go into this with the intent of laughing, you will.
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  2. May 27, 2014
    8
    This is undeniably terrible movie, but with one redeeming factor in the form of Nicolas Cage. The movie starts off slow and boring but eventually more and more insane stuff starts too happen. Highlights include: Nic Cage punching a women, nic cage running around in a bear suit, nic cage punching women in a bear suit, HOW'D IT GET BURNED! and of course NOT THE BEES!

    This is one of the most unintentionally hilarious movies ever and if you get a few friends together (or buy the rifftrax commentary) then you will undoubtedly have a good time!

    As a horror movie this is a 2 or 3 out of 10, but as a comedy this is hilarious and a sure fire 8.
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  3. Mar 24, 2013
    5
    A lot of criticism has been given to this movie especially because Nicolas Cage doesn't give proper treatment to his role but in general I thought that this was an interesting and yet really weird movie at the same time. I guess I'm saying i've seen worst. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2012
    2
    I laughed out loud in theaters multiple times. This movie is full of those moments where the film making is so poor that it's easy to laugh. Nick Cage is awful in this role too, playing pretty much every other character he has played in his life. Serious guy, would be an in depth analysis of the bonehead that Cage is trying to portray. Oh, and he hits women. Multiple times... Expand
  5. VinoA.
    Sep 1, 2006
    1
    Worst movie I have ever seen, not called "Be Cool". A total disappointment. A sorry attempt at scary...more like hysterically bad. Cage did well with the script that he was given....no plot or character development. Expand
  6. MarianneS.
    Sep 1, 2006
    1
    What a sad day for Nick Cage fans...Dude, what were you thinking when you read this script?! How did your cell phone suddenly get a signal? And the bear suit...I don''t think the writers were expecting laughs from the veiwers, but the theater I was in was in stitches. I look forward to World Trade Center for a real Nick Cage fix. This was truly a bad movie. Expand
  7. SherrieD.
    Sep 1, 2006
    0
    I love Nick Cage; I talked 2 other people into going to this joke; and I seriously mean I hope the whole thing was an expensive Hollywood joke. It wa the worst movie, worst plot, worst acting I am sure I have ever experienced. Nick, Babe; what the hell were you thinkin? Tell me this was all for fun! Expand

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