Big Bad Wolves (2013)

2013 Thriller, Comedy, Crime

User Score: 60/100


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...

Directors and writers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are also the directors of ABCs of Death 2 and Kalevet. Aharon and Navot does not have much experience in the writing and directing field and it shows greatly. They did a good job with the storyline, but there was not any real suspense in the movie. I am not sure if I want to see more movies from these two individuals. I would not recommend this movie for horror fans and non horror fans because it is a slow paced movie that pretty much wasted my time. I gave it a five because the storyline was there, but the movie was executed poorly. The writing/directing needed to elaborate a little more to make this movie into a horror suspense thriller with more details.

The movie contains violence, gore, profanity, description of rapes, but no visual nude scenes, little suspense and what a father would do to find the killer of his daughter.

I was very interested in seeing this movie because Quentin Tarantino named this "The best film of the year" in 2013. I was disappointed that I did not have the same view as him because I did not find the movie that easy to watch without falling asleep. The movie seemed to be all over the place and did not flow well. I was waiting to see why Dror (Rotem Keinan - Epilogue, The Exchange), a high school teacher was accused of rape. The movie ended and we see a cop searching his place and missing the evidence behind the wall. I wanted to see why Micki (Lior Ashkenazi - Walk on Water, The Dune, Enemy Scoop) arrested Dror and what evidence they had against him that was not sustainable to keep him in prison.

I do not see why some parts of the movie was there, ex: the Arab on the horse. The first time we saw the Arab, he asks for a piece of blunt and the second time, he lends his phone to Micki where he found out his daughter was abducted also.

The movie is about Gidi (Tzahi Grad - Eyes Wide Open, Off-White Lies, Someone to Run With), a father of a young girl who was kidnapped, fed sedatives, molested/raped, tortured and beheaded. The kidnapper broke all of her fingers, pulled all of her toe nails out and sawed her head off while she was alive. He wants revenge, so he kidnapped Dror and Micki and held them captive in his basement in the middle of a forest. Micki eventually escapes, but returns to the basement after hearing of his daughter’s abduction. Dror died seconds after Micki’s return and the young girls body was never found.

About Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Title: Big Bad Wolves
Year: 2013
Starring: Sarah Adler, Bar Minali, Ytzhak Kokav, Gil Almog, Yuval Nadborany, Sara Simon, Oded Amit, Alisa Vaisburd, Daniel Stoklov, Hen Baharlia, Guy Shefa Pesso, Tzachi Weinsaft, Lior Ashkenazi, Sol Bat-Ain, Alex Silberg, Boaz Zaffrir, Rotem Keinan, Shirli Caspi, Yuval Saragusi, Dudu Tal, Tzahi Grad, Racheli Dolev, Itai Shcherback, Doval'e Glickman, Vered Fedelman, Valentina Tasiol, Menashe Noy, Tal Gertizovski, Atara Rubinson, Dvir Benedek
Director: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users. Votes: 10.
Genre: Thriller, Comedy, Crime

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