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  • Summary: Steeped in the traditions of classic '70s-style horror movies, Wrong Turn begins with a group of friends stranded in the West Virginia wilderness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    70
    Situation goes from just a little scary to terrifying.
  2. 60
    The result is sheer, unadulterated nastiness with no apologies.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin M. Williams
    50
    The sole saving grace of Wrong Turn is its honesty. You get exactly what you expect -- blood, guts and people being taken to the killing floor. But just because it's honest doesn't make it good.
  4. 40
    Lacks the creepiness and craft of the films that inspired it.
  5. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    30
    Lazy would-be horror film.
  6. Standard hack-and-giggle fare, with a few wisecracks mixed in with the gore.
  7. 0
    Low-end schlock that will likely land with a dull thud in the video remainder bin before the frost is on the pumpkin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
  1. DanielF.
    Dec 5, 2003
    10
    This movie by far the best horror of the year keeps you on your edge of the seat from the begining. anyone who doesn't rate this wellThis movie by far the best horror of the year keeps you on your edge of the seat from the begining. anyone who doesn't rate this well needs to really watch this movie again. cant wait for part 2. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    9
    One of my favourite Horror films for a number of reasons, but mainly because its a great concept (that has been done to death now, but here'sOne of my favourite Horror films for a number of reasons, but mainly because its a great concept (that has been done to death now, but here's where it began). A group of likable young adults get on the wrong side of three 'mountain men' who are truly terrifying! It's quite graphic and violent but still quite tame compared to what's coming out these days. Dushku does a great job as our leading lady, with Harrington also doing well as Chris. Overall a fantastic Horror film well worth a look! Expand
  3. 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! Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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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  6. PatC.
    Jun 30, 2006
    3
    Stereotypical characters encounter problems with backcountry folk. Picture Deliverance involving a trio of redneck Hannibal Lecters Stereotypical characters encounter problems with backcountry folk. Picture Deliverance involving a trio of redneck Hannibal Lecters terrorizing horny teens. Lots of fright without the distraction of intelligent content. And, oh yes, death. Lots of death. Gets 3 points for unpretentiousness. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2011
    2
    VERY gross material - coming from a horror fan. If you're into Texas Chainsaw fare, you'll love it. Think Chainsaw mixed with West VirginiaVERY gross material - coming from a horror fan. If you're into Texas Chainsaw fare, you'll love it. Think Chainsaw mixed with West Virginia Deliverance - starring Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui & Jeremy Sisto. There are only so many guts in jars that I can stare at in one movie.... Expand

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