• Released
  • March 1, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Horror
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Wendigo Synopsis
A boy (Erik Per Sullivan) hears a folk tale about a shape-shifting creature.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A smart and scary voyage into the uncanny realm where hard realities,mind-spinning myths, and hallucinatory visions blur.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Fessenden uses an unsettling mix of montage, time-lapse photography and animation to create an atmosphere of great, unknowable menace that...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The intriguing elements never quite coalesce into a consequential whole; we leave this yuppie nightmare feeling both unsettled and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A thriller fusing the primal elements of "Bambi" with those of "The Blair Witch Project."
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The ending doesn't work, as I've said, but most of the movie works so well I'm almost recommending it, anyway -- maybe not to everybody,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Fessenden cooks up a likably offbeat horror movie. But somehow, it never jells, never really scares us.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Ultimately, this film is only scary if you're afraid of artfully self-conscious, grainy cinematography.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you think it all adds up to a bald-faced rip off of ''The Shining,'' you'd be right, with a crucial difference: Wendigo trades the...
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Film Threat

By Tim Sanger
Wants to be a monster movie for the art-house crowd, but it falls into the trap of pretention almost every time.
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
It all falls apart when the Wendigo unleashes its fury - no doubt upset at being neutered to look about as frightening as Bambi.
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Rated R | For Language, Violent Images and Strong Sex Scene