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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 67 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cabin is a deliciously devious scare dance that keeps changing the steps until you lose your shit and fall helplessly into its demonic traps. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding and winking but never losing momentum. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are particularly funny in their middle-management roles. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The initial brilliance of the premise is eventually dulled by illogic, the whole thing proves unmanageable and the filmmakers unmanage their climactic revelation with far more zest than finesse. Still, zest counts for a lot, and resonance carries the day. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Not all of the twists work, but most are self-knowing enough to keep you guessing until its (literally) groundbreaking conclusion. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Effects work is slick, and Goddard keeps his foot on the accelerator with help from David Julyan's suspense-building score. It's just too bad the movie is never much more than a hollow exercise in self-reflexive cleverness that's not nearly as ingenious as it seems to think. show more

  • 90
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    A horror-movie attic sale is, in essence, exactly what Cabin in the Woods is, an attempt to exorcise the genre of its formulaic possession by stuffing the movie full of its most overused and predictable elements - and then dumping them through clever skewering. show more

  • 90

    Cabin in the Woods does what "Scream" only halfway managed, which was to find something new by looking back at the familiar - and at least in Whedon's world, the geeky ones are never first on the chopping block. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It showcases one of Whedon's greatest strengths: his ability to take previously disrespected genres - in this case the slasher film - and turn them inside-out and upside-down and every which way but loose. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The film's main virtue, a large virtue indeed, is that it does not give anything away before its shockingly apt time. show more

  • April 04, 2013 drearonnell0223
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    It was okay. I wouldn\'t call it scary at all, but it really had an interesting plot. I enjoyed watching it even though I would classify it as possibly a thriller. Not a horror film though.

  • December 23, 2012 gy00000000133911
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    This was a very interesting idea and executed pretty well. I wouldn\'t classify it as horror though, but either sci-fi or thriller. Still, a really good movie with an interesting ending. Worth the rental.

  • November 04, 2012 ih00000000132128
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    Amazome !!!

  • October 25, 2012 qd00000000130991
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    Awesome twist to this movie, not a conventional horror. Left you hanging til the very end. Reccomend!

  • October 25, 2012 dq00000000131648
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    talk about a weird movie. i liked it though and would tell certain people to see it. definately had a twist you didn\'t see coming.

  • October 04, 2012 hphillipm
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    My comment style is usually not so radical but this movie SUCKED. I would question any further ongoing connection with the reviewers who saw any merit in it. A total waste.

  • September 29, 2012 r4249622
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    I\'m 60 and have seen a lot of bad movies, this tops them all

  • September 22, 2012 il00000000129822
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    Breaks just about every convention of horror films and even mocks a few. An exceptional story unprecedented in the genre.

  • September 13, 2012 qc00000000053918
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    Best horror movie since Army of Darkness

  • August 22, 2012 bcfrlr09
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    at very best this is the worst movie ive seen all year, possibly the entire decade. ********* any time from your precious life to watch this garbage. everything is predictable, terrible acting, sh**ty attempts at humor and the dumbest plot in horror history


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