Monday, January 13, 2014

Movie Review: Big Bad Wolves (2012)

Big Bad Wolves
BIG BAD WOLVES - Poster Image

Written & Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

BIG BAD WOLVES - Police Brutality

When a police detective's brutal methods allow a murderous pedophile to go free, said detective is suspended from the force. Without the badge holding him back, he's able to travel right over the edge to get his man...but he's not the only one. The father of the latest victim is on the case, too, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to find out where the pervert hid his daughter's head.

BIG BAD WOLVES - Hammer Time

It seems everybody wants a pound of flesh, but the question is: is there enough to go around? This dark, violent, and gory revenge flick shows just how far family will go for blood--to protect their own, and to spill somebody else's. There are enough atrocities onscreen to make you look away, and enough flip-flopping of allegiances to keep you guessing right up to the end.

BIG BAD WOLVES - Guilty?

And who is the Big Bad Wolf here? It's not just the suspected pedophile, and it's not just those who are seeking bloody vengeance. It's all of them together, three very different men on a roadway straight to hell.

This stylish and very-darkly comic thriller is the Israeli equivalent of Eli Roth directing Reservoir Dogs.  It is more of a crime piece than it is a horror flick, but there are bucket loads of Hostel-type horror scenes here, which more than qualifies it for inclusion in any genre fan's watchlist.  This was one of my favorite discoveries this past year, and I'm hoping that it will find its audience when it hits V.O.D. and select theaters on January 17th.

Special thanks to Magnolia Pictures for the screener!

--J/Metro

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