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Wake in Fright

R In Theaters 10/5/2012 , 116min.
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Critic score based on 13 reviews

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December 14, 2012
This was THE WORST movie I've ever seen. No plot, nothing interesting, just a bunch of losers in the outback drinking constantly, slobbering beer, shooting kangaroos, rabbits, anything that had 4 legs. Too bad they didn't all shoot each other and be done with the whole mess of a film. I hardly ever walk out on a movie, but this one I left in the dry, outback dust. Don't waste your money or

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Slant Magazine
The film's vision of masculine self-sufficiency is built around--and on, via Australia's own bloody colonial history--an elemental violence. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
It's simultaneously terrifying and hilarious, a full-on shotgun blast to the face of rediscovered 1970s weirdness, something like finding out that there's a classic Peckinpah film you've never seen, or that Wes Craven and Bernardo Bertolucci got drunk in Sydney one weekend and decided to make a movie together. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
It's a movie that should be seen, a throwback to a looser, freer cinema. Wake in Fright has a tremendous '70s vibe to it, a "they-don't-make-them-like-this-anymore" feel that is as welcome as a cold beer in the Outback. [25 Oct 2012] Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Push any guy long enough with alcohol and aggressive masculinity, the film suggests, and you'll find an XY-chromosomed predator lurking behind the mask. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
The picture is fresh and frightening, a strong arthouse contender certain to leave audiences talking. Full Review

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