By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:41 AM EDT
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Wolf Creek

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

Wolf Creek, an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual. A bunch of kids jump into a car and head for a famed crater in the middle of the outback, only to get stalled by engine trouble. Their savior? A jaunty hunter (John Jarratt) who drives up in his truck, offering assistance with just enough of a derisive cackle to make him seem like ”Crocodile” Dundee with a loose screw. What follows is some very well-staged kidnapping and torture and escape that still manages to come off like a rerun of last month’s Chainsaw retread.

Wolf Creek

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 99 minutes
director
  • Greg McLean

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