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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As an allegory of religious conflict, the '73 film is brilliantly constructed and ends with a punctuation mark that was shocking in its day. LaBute's movie attempts to shock, as well, and does: Given the names involved and the casting of Cage, it is shockingly bad. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Unlikely to inspire a passionate following similar to the original, the film, which opened Friday without being screened for the press, ultimately induces more titters than dread. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Profoundly disturbing, blood-chilling suspenser. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    As it is, LaBute has cleverly repurposed his creepy source material. This Wicker Man, which wasn't screened for critics, is a nutty atonement for the gender assaults of his filmmaking and playwriting past, including "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends & Neighbors," and "The Shape of Things." show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    There may be a way to remake 1973's cult thriller The Wicker Man, in which a deeply Christian cop has his religious convictions shaken to the core as he investigates the disappearance of a child from within a cheerfully pagan community, but Neil LaBute didn't find it. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    LaBute has transformed the eerie, disturbing psychological thriller into an unintentional comedy. At times, The Wicker Man is hilariously bad. show more

  • 25
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Wicker Man is one of those "what were they thinking?" movies. show more

  • 40
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    The Wicker Man isn't all that bad a movie; it's visually striking and ambitious in some ways. It just fails to bring enough to the table to fully distance itself from the original. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Do yourself a favor: Go rent Hardy's original film, watch it, and then try and get it out of your head. You never, ever will. show more

  • January 18, 2012 raven
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    could have been good movie if they stuck to more of the oringinal version, but the bear custome, come on...

  • December 26, 2008 Nascarford2448
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    The worst movie I have ever seen. It made no sense. I was so cofused and shocked on how nad it was. I would rather jump into a tank full of pirranahas.

  • December 22, 2008 movifonesucks86
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    WORST MOVIE OF ALL TIME, anyone who thinks that this is a good movie is just stupid

  • December 20, 2008 casinoroyalevice
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    WORST MOVIE EVER!!!!! this is fact, the director has got to be the dumbest person ever!!!!!

  • July 10, 2008 obigguy456702146
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    movie was funny wen he started beating up women. like how stupid

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