British Lion Film Corporation | Release Date: August 7, 1974
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Generally favorable reviews based on 34 Ratings
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JemonovSep 6, 2018
It's a weird and uncanny horror musical. It has some pagan sex appeal and Christopher Lee in a skirt. What's not to love?
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imthenoobSep 17, 2018
It's such a brilliant movie, It really is. The cast, especially Christopher Lee, does a great job at turning what started off as a basic missing person's case into a suspenseful mystery that keeps you interested until the very end. And myIt's such a brilliant movie, It really is. The cast, especially Christopher Lee, does a great job at turning what started off as a basic missing person's case into a suspenseful mystery that keeps you interested until the very end. And my lord, What an ending. Expand
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Honestcritic19Jun 25, 2020
A classic cult film with a deep, provocative story. Christopher Lee was superb in here.
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ahmedaiman1999Jul 28, 2019
I felt that the elongated songs slowed the film down too much, and also undermined the unsettling atmosphere instead of enhancing it. I mean, I think they are pretty unnecessary, since the film already took some time (the thing that I reallyI felt that the elongated songs slowed the film down too much, and also undermined the unsettling atmosphere instead of enhancing it. I mean, I think they are pretty unnecessary, since the film already took some time (the thing that I really liked) before the plot kicks in to establish its peerless setting, hence building its dreadful atmosphere. In addition, the exposition at the end (exactly as in Psycho) hampered what could have been a perfect ending.

Nevertheless, this suspenseful dread-filled film (which is hardly a horror) is one of the most disturbing, effective, atmospheric, shocking and riveting mystery thrillers I've ever seen! I also think that I'm the luckiest person in the world, for I had no idea about the plot twist before seeing this. Regardless of the concern I have about the ending, this is one of the most shocking endings that will stick in my mind forever!

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Steven1981Mar 22, 2020
This 1973 mystery, drama horror film was directed by Robin Hardy and starred Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland.... Some girl goes missing and some police sergeant named Howie (Woodward) searches for clues and stuff on anThis 1973 mystery, drama horror film was directed by Robin Hardy and starred Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland.... Some girl goes missing and some police sergeant named Howie (Woodward) searches for clues and stuff on an island called Summerisle.. Strange rituals and stuff are going on on the island and Christopher Lee gives an excellent performance and so does Britt Ekland because she's naked and I only regret not being there to sleep with her because she's sexy!!!! Hahaha! THE WICKER MAN is a good film. Expand
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Everybody-Jun 9, 2020
There was a vendetta against this movie when first released which you can read about online, some people tried to ruin the film by removing key scenes the entirety of it has still not been recovered and Christopher Lee (who considers it hisThere was a vendetta against this movie when first released which you can read about online, some people tried to ruin the film by removing key scenes the entirety of it has still not been recovered and Christopher Lee (who considers it his greatest film and I agree) loved the movie so much he did it for free, he says the complete version is 10 times better, which if true would make it the greatest film ever made, there's urban legends about it being under a motorway in London and the backstory is more interesting than a lot of films. The film itself has a Beautiful atmosphere and soundtrack, great performances from all involved and one of the greatest endings in the history of film, a movie that has stayed with me for years. Expand
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