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The Wicker Man Reviews

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December 15, 2010
Adult chiller about modern pagans -- no Hogwarts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2006
The premise is quite intriguing and is certainly sinister, but it's undermined by a too-leisurely pace and musical numbers that are straight out of an x-rated fetish-fantasy as imagined by Walt Disney.
April 8, 2019
An exploitative mystery horror film in which Edward Woodward overacts his heart out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
November 20, 2003
I have never and will never understand this film's reputation.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2003
Way overrated, and cheesy as hell. Decent premise, though.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2019
A slow burn of a horror film portraying cynicism and paranoia that's as effective as our belief of its possibility. It's just plain weird and great. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 10, 2018
A genius conflation of the on-screen pagan versus Christian (and provincial versus federal) dichotomies into an equally combustible cinematographic battle of the sensibilities
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
The ultimate British cult classic -- a unique film that straddles genres, features Christopher Lee in a dress and builds toward one of cinema's most memorable climaxes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 22, 2019
Its mysteries rely not on easy gimmicks, but on a process of intellectual unfolding carried out jointly by Howie and the viewer. All of this takes place against a context or texture of haunting eeriness.
April 22, 2005
... a startling movie, bizarre and disturbing with some touches of macabre humor.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
February 24, 2002
Like many of the best horror/thrillers, The Wicker Man works because it surprises audiences, relying on carefully-nurtured suspense rather than cheap, theatrical shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2013
Christopher Lee, who plays the lord of the island, thinks it's one of the finest films he's ever made -- and he's right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2009
A mordant study of theological anxiety
March 21, 2020
Besides being a great horror film, The Wicker Man is a marvelous time capsule of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 2, 2012
A truly unique horror movie, one of the odd handful throughout history that doesn't really seem to have been influenced by anything and has no obvious heirs, not even its own remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2004
Robin Hardy's and Anthony Shaffer's horror film recently made the BBC's list of the 100 greatest British films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 10, 2007
It envelops you in a time and space that is unfamiliar, fascinating, exotic, and frightening all at once.
October 7, 2008
Anthony Shaffer penned the screenplay which, for sheer imagination and near-terror, has seldom been equalled.
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