Rent Big Bad Wolves (2013)

3.4 of 5 from 142 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. 'Big Bad Wolves' is a brutal and unpredictable thriller that addresses the perils of victimhood and the consequences of vengeance.
Actors:
, , , , , , Nati Kluger, , , Guy Adler, , Gur Bentwich, Yuval Nadborany, Alisa Vaisburd, Guy Shefa Pesso, , Alex Silberg, Yuval Saragusi, Itai Shcherback,
Directors:
,
Producers:
Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery
Voiced By:
Rivka Michaeli, Sarah Adler, Vered Fedelman
Writers:
Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Aka:
Mi mefahed mezeev hara
Studio:
Metrodome
Genres:
Thrillers
Countries:
Israel, New Releases, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/04/2014
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
Hebrew
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/08/2019
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
Hebrew
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
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Reviews (4) of Big Bad Wolves

Disturbing and not for the reasons you would expect - Big Bad Wolves review by PE

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18/06/2015

This will be an entertaining watch for those like myself who like serial killer type films but a word of caution. There is an odd scattering of humour running through the film which, for me was very much at odds with the crime being predicted. I found it a bit uncomfortable and believe me I am not one to be over sensitive about such matters. Anyway, see what you think, I don't think you would be disappointed.

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Unthinkable - Big Bad Wolves review by JG

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04/10/2017

Difficult subject matter of child abduction and torture, leads to the systematic torture of a suspect. Akin to the Jackson/Sheen/Moss starrer, "Unthinkable", in its challenging of morals and humanity.

Claustrophobic and urgent; menacing and dark.

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Couldn't find the 3 and a half button. - Big Bad Wolves review by IM

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19/10/2017

Can't quite give this a 4 despite rivetingly quirky ensemble character acting, very effective and atmospheric cinematography and pacing, razor sharp dialogue, and way out there gallows humour.

Holding it back are the disgusting premise of extreme child and adult abuse (putting it mildly), amoral protagonists, and a couple of credibility weaknesses which I wouldn't want to put you off seeing the movie.

I recommend Big Bad Wolves - there, I said it.

It's memorable, and I would for sure go see more Israeli Hebrew work on this showing.

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Critic review

Big Bad Wolves (aka Mi mefahed mezeev hara) review by George Hooper - Cinema Paradiso

While films like 2012's Headhunters are able to use a dark story to bring together a sense of black comedy it doesn't always work so well when other films try it. Big Bad Wolves is such a film as it brings together a smart, unique story in such a way that it plays for laughs in such a way that the viewer is left unsure of how to feel about what ends up becoming a mess of different genres, uncomfortable comedy and mind boggling twists.

The film follows the actions of three men involved in the same case. A series of vicious killings brings these three men into each others orbit. The film follows a revenge obsessed father looking for the killer, a corrupt cop out for himself and a religion teacher the police are looking into but cannot prove committed the crimes. The three find themselves closing in on each other without realizing as the case gets much more complicated than previously expected and the three find themselves unsure of what to do or where to go next.

While the premise of Big Bad Wolves presents a dark revenge tinged tale it doesn't really play that way. The gruesome violence displayed throughout is glorified through moments of bizarre comedy as torture and other horrific acts are played for laughs in such a haphazard way that the film loses all sense of itself. Directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado cannot seem to get past each others ideas long enough to make a film that feels coherent.

The film does feature some outstanding visual moments and it has some realistic and honest character moments but in trying to find the levity in this depressive tale it corrupts the dark heart of the story. Keshales and Papushado have simultaneously tried to craft the same film without realizing their shared ideas might have worked better than attempting to compromise each others ideas

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