Wendigo

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63

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4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: A fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters the lives of a family forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American Myth made manifest in an eight-year old boy's imagination. (Magnolia Pictures)


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A smart and scary voyage into the uncanny realm where hard realities,mind-spinning myths, and hallucinatory visions blur.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    90
    A mostly superb bit of modern horror from the writer-director-editor previously responsible for the Frankenstein story "No Telling" and the urban vampire pic "Habit."
  3. Though Wendigo has weak spots, including an ending that is not as satisfying as it might be, the film remains memorable despite its flaws. This is a properly spooky film about the power of spirits to influence us whether we believe in them or not.
  4. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    63
    The intriguing elements never quite coalesce into a consequential whole; we leave this yuppie nightmare feeling both unsettled and unsatisfied.
  5. Stylistically lively and generally well acted. Thematically, however, it's somewhat incoherent.
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Janice Page
    50
    Ultimately, this film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.
  7. 25
    It all falls apart when the Wendigo unleashes its fury - no doubt upset at being neutered to look about as frightening as Bambi.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    4
    Dreary and uninspiring horror film which tries to rise above other films of it's type with an atmosphere that just doesn't work. The actingDreary and uninspiring horror film which tries to rise above other films of it's type with an atmosphere that just doesn't work. The acting his fair, but there are no scares. Too much talking and not enough action. The sex scene is off putting and the dizzying camera work is terrible. Expand

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