Wolf Creek

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

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Critic Reviews

  1. 100
    Every single performance is the result of a cast that has gone to the far reaches of acting ability and even exceeded them.
  2. 88
    Easily one of the most brutally realistic horror movies since the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974).
  3. 80
    Full of clever reversals, brief triumphs and bitter setbacks, Wolf Creek is consummately well-crafted, unapologetically vicious and leavened with moments of humor that merely intensify the horror.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    Essentially a worst-case-scenario white-knuckler executed with terrifically focused skill and realism.
  5. 80
    Holiday counterprogramming at its finest. This gut-churning horror indie is based on true stories of tourists disappearing in the vast Australian outback... This scared the hell out of me.
  6. 75
    What makes Wolf Creek so effective is not its originality (which, let's face it, is practically non-existent), or even its amount of gore (the violence is implied more often than it's shown), but the ways in which McLean tweaks the usual formulas, so what you think is going to happen next almost never does.
  7. 75
    Director McLean doesn't let up on the suspense, which builds to an electrifying climax that is greatly abetted by Will Gibson's gritty cinematography and Francois Tetaz' nerves-inducing score.
  8. While Wolf Creek has clunky moments, when you want to slap the idiot prey until they wake up, the movie embraces a minimalism that feels refreshingly old-school in a field of slasher films drunk on self-referential wisecracks and narrative tricks. And Jarrat's jolly-creepy performance might place Mick in the pantheon of great movie killers.
  9. What's Christmas Day without a good serial killer movie?
  10. Writer-director Greg McLean, who has many shorts and commercials under his belt, makes a significant feature debut here, with unapologetic horror that doesn't compromise.
  11. 70
    Wolf Creek is the kind of well-executed sleazefest that makes audiences feel not just creeped-out but downright dirty, as if it would take a three-hour-long shower just to wash all the grit and grease away.
  12. Wolf Creek, an unusually crisp and boldly shot "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual.
  13. 63
    Wolf Creek is ultimately all about the torture and the trauma. Happy holidays.
  14. As horror movies go, this is a pretty good one.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 61
  2. Negative: 22 out of 61
  1. GrantZ
    Aug 24, 2009
    10
    Ignore the reviews that don't give this 8 and above. These people are idiots. They complain that the movie is sick and depraved. Ignore the reviews that don't give this 8 and above. These people are idiots. They complain that the movie is sick and depraved. It's meant to be, did you walk into the cinema expecting bloody THE HAPPIEST LITTLE ELF. The film is epic, and real creepy, and because of it, it's inspired me and my friends to go their after our GCSE's to film a documentary on it. It really is that good. Full Review »
  2. KeenanS.
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best horror films I've ever seen, and one of the twenty best films I've ever seen. For a budget film, it was This is one of the best horror films I've ever seen, and one of the twenty best films I've ever seen. For a budget film, it was very effective, frightening, and it felt real. This film is actually terrifying and rather unpredictable at times. This film does start off slow, but once it picks up the pace, it's quite an amazing film. It's brilliant in every way and is destined to be one of the best horror films of the decade. Full Review »
  3. Sep 18, 2015
    2
    This is NOT HORROR! This is a violent drama and that is all. A bunch of kids get lost. Bad guy find them. End of story. Seriously, that is it.This is NOT HORROR! This is a violent drama and that is all. A bunch of kids get lost. Bad guy find them. End of story. Seriously, that is it. The movie is very monotonous and I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, or something shocking, or even funny and it never came. This was a movie for the sake of making a movie, not a movie meant to entertain. Not good. Full Review »