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281 Ratings

Big Bad Wolves

Israel, 2013
Comedy, Crime, Thriller


A vigilante cop and a vengeful father capture and interrogate an accused serial killer. What would you do if someone hurt the one you loved most? A revenge thriller with teeth, Big Bad Wolves delivers on its raw tension with operatic drama.

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Big Bad Wolves Directed by Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales
[Big Bad Wolves] invites us to read the movie as a political allegory… As Big Bad Wolves brilliantly shows, even seemingly normal citizens (not to mention loving fathers) might hide a body in their cellar. Highlighting the specific national context in which this work was made can serve to read its moral lesson anew.
February 05, 2014
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A film like last year’s “Prisoners” shows that a similar premise can be played for powerful, thought-provoking drama. The makers of “Big Bad Wolves” may want to claim a serious social critique for their film, but they have elected to bury it so deeply within thriller genre conventions that most viewers won’t bother to dig for it.
January 17, 2014
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As a boy counts down, two girls, one dressed in red and the other in blue, enter a derelict building. One stays, the other leaves; one dies; the other, well, who knows, much less cares, what happens to her? Certainly not the writers and directors, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, for whom murdered children are just an easy, conveniently blunt and effectively faceless (and headless) means to a self-satisfied, jokey and blood-slicked end.
January 16, 2014
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