• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 50 min
  • Comedy
    Suspense/Thriller
100

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
It’s bold, beautifully told, and surprisingly funny.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Featuring superb performances by the principal actors, Big Bad Wolves is mesmerizing from start to finish.
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100

Empire

By Kim Newman
Even if you think you've seen this story too often, Big Bad Wolves will surprise and enthrall. A thriller which bites deep, it has a light touch which finds humanity even in the worst horrors.
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87

Film.com

By William Goss
A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity.
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80

New York Daily News

Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado take a classic ethical debate and turn it into a dark — and darkly funny — thriller, which Quentin Tarantino named the best film of 2013.
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80

Time Out London

By Nigel Floyd
Big Bad Wolves requires a high tolerance for pain, but its wicked humour and oblique satire rip open Israel's paranoid, militarised system like a jagged saw blade.
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80

Total Film

Brutally simple and brilliantly told, channeling everything from the Coens to Korean masters to create a blood-curdling black comedy.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
While Big Bad Wolves delivers the Hostel-like torture jolts with ruthless precision, the movie is also a rudely funny satire of a macho, paranoid culture where the protection of children is used to justify any conduct.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Many moments will make you avert your eyes.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
A crafty, suspenseful, violent horror film that touches on the inner lives of sexual predators, the question of guilt and remorse in the human soul, and the practice of torture.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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