BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Wolf Creek 2 Reviews

By Dr. Know on April 18th, 2014

Critic Reviews for Wolf Creek 2

via Rotten Tomatoes

A 106-minute game of cat and mouse where no one is safe, Greg McLean’s second installment is fearless in the depths it plunders, very, very nearly matching the original in terms of its disturbing vitality and ultimate prolonged urgency.

April 16, 2014Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com

DustinPutman.com

This film turns its satire on the loveable serial killing rogue archetype, something that it seems some genre fans find harder to swallow.

March 31, 2014Full Review Source: Eye for Film

Eye for Film

I didn’t think it was possible, but Greg McLean has managed to create a sequel to “Wolf Creek” that’s even more despicable than the first.

March 27, 2014Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

Cinema Crazed

Wolf Creek 2 is the ferocious kick in the ass that the slasher genre needs right now – bloody, brutal, and lead by a slasher icon in Mick Taylor that rivals the most memorable horror villains produced in the last decade.

March 26, 2014Full Review Source: We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

‘Wolf Creek 2′ is an insanely fun, yet dirty, grimy and vicious slasher massacre.

March 25, 2014Full Review Source: Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

It’s entertaining enough if all you require is a dash of gore and a few one liners, but this wolf has lost its bite.

March 5, 2014Full Review Source: The List

The List

WOLF CREEK 2 is just the crazy ride one hopes for in this ever affective horror genre but it’s the pervasive satire that you absorb in this vulnerable state that leaves an indelible mark.

March 1, 2014Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show

2UE That Movie Show

Wolf Creek 2 is never anything less than entertaining, but those looking for the gnawing tension of the original might be disappointed by lack of any real character development and a pantomime-inspired Mick Taylor.

February 28, 2014Full Review Source: IGN Movies

IGN Movies

This critic’s eyebrows were raised more for the inclusion of Rolf Harris’ Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport than for any would-be chills, which bizarrely fail to materialise.

February 23, 2014Full Review Source: The Sun Herald

The Sun Herald

A killer film and very satisfying, Wolf Creek 2 is also, hopefully, a sign of a healthy film industry, one buoyant enough to produce crowd-pleasing sequels from crowd-pleasing originals. No shame in that.

February 23, 2014Full Review Source: 3AW

Trades the raw, taboo-shattering violence of its predecessor for a cheaper, more predictable yet somehow nastier kind of carnage.

February 21, 2014Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

Concrete Playground

Mclean remains true to genre expectations with Wolf Creek 2, though he departs from the norm by actually turning out a strong, bone-grinding follow up that doesn’t smear the legend of the first film.

February 21, 2014Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

FILMINK (Australia)

Mclean injects the grimmest of grim humour into the mix (including a bizarre reference to the Rolf Harris classic Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport), and I imagine Quentin Tarantino is one of the movie’s biggest fans. But the end result is manipulative and ugly.

February 21, 2014Full Review Source: The Australian

The Australian

With very little plot to worry about, audiences can revel in the guaranteed mayhem, the slurping stabbings and the boneheaded goofiness of our invincible, redneck sociopath …

February 21, 2014Full Review Source: Screen International

Screen International

This is the most notable home-grown fiction feature to hit cinemas since P.J. Hogan’s Mental.

February 20, 2014Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The film works as sheer spectacle, trying for something of a Hitcher vibe, and while the car stuff isn’t exactly up there with the Mad Max films, at least for a while it doesn’t matter that Paul is a cypher.

February 20, 2014Full Review Source: The Vine

The Vine

Mclean has made a lean and mean genre film that cranks the dial to eleven.

February 20, 2014Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]

Guardian [UK]

Like its vile central character, outback psychopath Mick Taylor, Greg McLean’s sequel exists only to indulge in its own pointless sadism.

February 20, 2014Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

sbs.com.au

After this cruddy display, all the bonus points Jarratt has racked up from Quentin Tarantino’s misplaced man-crush on him are gone.

February 19, 2014Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)

Herald Sun (Australia)

If it weren’t for some misjudged – and extended – sequences that simply don’t work, Wolf Creek 2 would have been a stronger propellant for No 3

February 17, 2014Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile
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