New York Post

Profoundly disturbing, blood-chilling suspenser.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Despite its logy, red-herring structure, the film has enough enigma and weirdness that it gradually stirs to life.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
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."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
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.
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
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.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
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.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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By James Berardinelli
LaBute has transformed the eerie, disturbing psychological thriller into an unintentional comedy. At times, The Wicker Man is hilariously bad.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
The Wicker Man is one of those "what were they thinking?" movies.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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