An unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The vogue for retro-horror, particularly the stripped-down shivers of 1970's slasher flicks, continues apace in this nasty little piece of work from Australia.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
There's no substitute for bad taste. And this one has it double-barreled, both in the timing of its release and as a movie, one said to be loosely based on fact.
Mike Clark - USA Today
And that's it: The bad guy with the sideburns tortures them and lets them have it one at a time.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
At least as unnerving as it is gratuitously sadistic, skin deep, and full of plot holes the size of Ayers Rock.
Janice Page - Boston Globe
Wolf Creek is unimaginative, light on the grue and heavy on the faux-serious desperation.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
Just because Dimension considered Greg McLean's nasty exploitation flick worthy of their time and money doesn't mean it deserves yours.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Wolf Creek is wicked and witless -- cruel for the sake of cruelty.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Mr. McLean uses all sorts of storytelling tricks to keep you guessing while the quartet of unknown actors deliver deeply affecting performances.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
There is a line and this movie crosses it. I don't know where the line is, but it's way north of Wolf Creek.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
As horror movies go, this is a pretty good one, at once a tense, visceral and tightly woven tale.
Jessica Reaves - Chicago Tribune
The four actors fit into their respective roles nicely, though in the case of Jarrat's bushman Mick, nice isn't quite the right word.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
A very unpleasant movie.
Richard Nilsen - Arizona Republic
[It's] scary cinema pushed to the brink of punishment. But there's no question that what it sets out to do, it does alarmingly well.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
A gorily effective Australian variation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Killers don't need motivation anymore, just opportunity. And despite game efforts to throw us off the scene, to surprise us into who will live and tell the tale, there aren't any surprises.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Australian writer and director McLean produces what is likely the most riveting horror movie you will see this year.
Tony Wong - Toronto Star
You want to close your eyes but can't -- a sure sign the horror is working.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
What Wolf Creek offers is a competently made horror excursion with an unfortunate reliance upon cliches balanced off by some legitimate shocks.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
It's a story bound to give even the most seasoned thrill seeker nightmares.
Dean Essner - Hollywood Reporter
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