Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    There's no substitute for bad taste. And this one has it double-barreled, both in the timing of its release and as a movie, one said to be loosely based on fact.
  2. A nasty bit of counter-programming, Wolf Creek is for people sickened by the sentimental excesses of the day and the holiday season and want to hide from them in mayhem, slaughter, torture and degradation.
  3. This is a movie for genre fans only; there's not an aspect to it that should appeal to the rest of the world. It's neither original nor inventive, and while its young cast works hard, there's not even a standout performance worth recommending.
  4. Just because Dimension considered Greg McLean's nasty exploitation flick worthy of their time and money doesn't mean it deserves yours.
  5. There is a line and this movie crosses it. I don't know where the line is, but it's way north of Wolf Creek. There is a role for violence in film, but what the hell is the purpose of this sadistic celebration of pain and cruelty?
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 58
  2. Negative: 20 out of 58
  1. May 11, 2012
    10
    an outstanding thriller/horror film, one of the best i've ever seen. tense and totally unpredictable, and jarringly nasty in parts, but it's far from just a mindless portrayal of torture and suffering. i think this movie is pretty unique. close to a masterpiece, if not one. Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    5
    Love the main villain, Mick, and he was hands down the most, and only, interesting thing about the movie. I will give it props though because it ended in a way that made me want more. Certainly worth checking out if you love indie horror films. Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    3
    Wolf Creek can not cause any feeling, fear, tension, surprise, or even entertainment, presents us with a dumb villain who presents a weak slaughter, poorly made, poorly directed, no creativity, no nothing. Full Review »