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      Big Bad Wolves

      Released Jan 17, 2014 1h 50m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama List
      75% Tomatometer 69 Reviews 69% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A cop (Lior Ashkenazi) and a vengeful father (Tzahi Grad) torture a teacher (Rotem Keinan) whom they believe was involved in several killings, including that of a little girl. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      With just enough black humor to lighten the disturbing subject matter, Big Bad Wolves is as rewarding as it is challenging.

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      Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer A 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. Rated: 3/4 Feb 7, 2014 Full Review Scott Tobias The Dissolve One thing that's indisputable about Big Bad Wolves: It's a slick piece of genre craftsmanship, a stylish, drum-tight thriller that magnifies the ugly extremes of crime and retribution. Rated: 3.0/5 Jan 31, 2014 Full Review Rex Reed Observer Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker. Rated: 3/4 Jan 24, 2014 Full Review Brent McKnight The Last Thing I See Tense, twisted, and, oddly enough, startlingly funny. Big Bad Wolves grabs you from the opening and drags you, often kicking and screaming, along for the ride. Rated: A- Jul 8, 2020 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture Unfortunately, ambition, ambiguity and scale prevent Big Bad Wolves from complete success. Rated: 2.8/5 Nov 21, 2019 Full Review Nikki Baughan Roll Credits [T]he result is a beautifully crafted, morally ambiguous fairy tale for the modern age, from two refreshing new voices in Israeli cinema. Rated: 4/5 Oct 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Logan D After a suspected pedophile and murderer evades being convicted, a cop and the father of the most recent victim decide to force the suspect to confess. One thing you need to know going into this film is Jewish belief. A body must be buried complete. Not only is the father vengeful because it was his daughter horribly murdered but because he head is missing and the burial will not be complete without it. An intense film but it never rose to the level of other comparable films such as Silence of the Lambs. Perhaps that's because of the humor present within which does alleviate the gravity of the theme. It does well keeping the viewer wondering if they have the right person. Recommended. Coincidentally viewed this in a sequence of 4 films involving pedophilia as a theme. The others were Calvary, Spotlight, and Hard Candy Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Kyle C It's got a solid concept but it gets very far away from itself by the end. By the end of the movie, basically every character turns out to be a psychopath and it loses any sense of believability. It's a plot that keeps you guessing but it also kinda goes in circles. The charming performances and dry humor keeps it engaging regardless. Watch out: it gets pretty dark pretty quickly. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/01/23 Full Review Jack P An absolute dogshit movie made for people who need to justify their love of torture porn. A completely brain dead celebration of bad cops, torture, racism, and immorality. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Awful, don't watch. Who approved this? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I feel so happy to watch a movie that is funny and intrigue filled after so much time of not having watched one. This movie is famous because Tarantino called it the best movie of it's year. I can see why he might think that, it is a very very dark comedy that will not be of everyone's taste. For me it is amazimg how they add comedy to such a dark movie and never take you away from the experience. Two actors in the movie look like Robert Duvall and Steve Carrell. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It was not humorous enough to be a "black comedy," not bloody enough to be a slasher movie, not intriguing or suspenseful enough to be a crime thriller, and not good enough to be more than 2 stars. The actors simply did not pull off what was necessary to make their roles believable. Without it being believable, this type of movie does not satisfy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A cop (Lior Ashkenazi) and a vengeful father (Tzahi Grad) torture a teacher (Rotem Keinan) whom they believe was involved in several killings, including that of a little girl.
      Director
      Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
      Producer
      Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi
      Screenwriter
      Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
      Distributor
      Magnet Releasing
      Production Co
      Filmax
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 17, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $32.8K
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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