75

New York Post

Which is scarier: a maniac in an orange ski mask wielding a hunting knife - or Jon Bon Jovi as a journalism teacher? Cry_Wolf gives us both, and though Bon Jovi is livin' on a prayer if he thinks he's an actor, the movie is a find.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A clever teen thriller with intricate plotting, deft characterizations, sharp ensemble performances and a darkly ironic twist at the end.
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63

New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
The low splatter quotient may not be enough to quell the blood lust of slasher fans, but several neat plot twists - and a surprise ending - make Cry Wolf a cut above the rest.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A cut above the usual level of slasher films, with its overly convoluted plot enhanced by an impressive level of cinematic style. It also places a greater emphasis on surprising plot twists than gore.
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60

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
First-time screenwriters Jeff Wadlow and Beau Bauman prove more adept at staging mind games than creating chills and thrills for the audience.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
But clichéd rapid-fire editing and cheap-looking digital-image manipulation drain away every ounce of atmosphere, and overexplanation blows what could have been a darkly ambiguous ending.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Cry_Wolf is underscored with idiot adolescent excitement (and gets extra absurdist points for casting Jon Bon Jovi as an educator).
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40

Empire

By Adam Smith
A second-rate slasher, but it shows the odd bit of directorial promise and a great deal of ambition.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Despite an ambitious script from Wadlow and Beau Bauman, it's extremely difficult to care, seeing as how these tropes have already been recycled enough to make Greenpeace proud.
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0

Film Threat

Cry_Wolf has nothing going for it.
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39 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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