Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    30
    The film does, in the end, raise something of an existential dilemma: If you set out to make a new version of something you know to be bad, and you make something that is in fact bad, have you somehow succeeded?
  2. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    30
    Lazy would-be horror film.
  3. In these movies, it's always easy to figure out who's going to survive and make the killers cough up their own blood, but you still hope that the victims will go in the order of their performances -- worst actor first, etc. No such luck.
  4. 25
    As perfectly bad horror movies go, Wrong Turn is something new: a gore-splattered workout flick.
  5. Standard hack-and-giggle fare, with a few wisecracks mixed in with the gore.
  6. 20
    This was already tired stuff when cult fave "Sleepaway Camp" came out in 1983, and it’s downright comatose by now.
  7. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    20
    The clear ambition here is to recapture the raw, explosively violent atmosphere of such hallmark 1970s shockers as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Hills Have Eyes." Nice try, but no cigar.
  8. 0
    Low-end schlock that will likely land with a dull thud in the video remainder bin before the frost is on the pumpkin.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    9
    This movie totally stands out for me and is an amazing horror film! Don't know why the critics are so low I mean the sequels ARE pretty badThis movie totally stands out for me and is an amazing horror film! Don't know why the critics are so low I mean the sequels ARE pretty bad but this one is really good! Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    6
    Wrong Turn is nothing special with all honesty, you have seen it all before. But it pays homage to the 90's horror movies which makes it veryWrong Turn is nothing special with all honesty, you have seen it all before. But it pays homage to the 90's horror movies which makes it very fun to watch. Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    4
    This movie is very clumsy.

    I can appreciate the approach in terms of atmosphere, location and story, but everything about this movie is
    This movie is very clumsy.

    I can appreciate the approach in terms of atmosphere, location and story, but everything about this movie is clumsy; Why are those hill billys so invisible? why the wacky acting? why are the characters so dumb? why is the camera work so awkward? You can argue this are all budget issues but that doesn't excuse the lack of focus this movie has... there have been movies made that have more focus than many other films don't.

    This movie is not awful, is just mediocre in almost everything it does; I say this because I can appreciate the idea, but is just a clumsy movie overall.
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