The Cabin in the Woods Reviews

The Cabin in the Woods


Genre :

Thriller, Horror

Release Date :

April 13, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Drew Goddard

Starring :

Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Brian J. White, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

5 of 5

“..this is a hugely entertaining, brilliantly crafted entertainment that's witty, ground-breaking and-most important of all-fun..”
by Christopher Tookey [Daily Mail [UK]]
2.5 of 5

“..there is a lot of blood-in fact it's hard to think of many scenes that don't have a lot of blood..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..the movie balances nicely on the edge of meta-horror..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : B-

“..the honest terror of real horror is never a threat..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the filmmakers unmanage their climactic revelation with far more zest than finesse..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
3 of 4

“..the film manages not only to present the genre with knowing winks and give it a few necessary nudges but also treats it with undeniable respect..”
by Mark Dujsik [Sci-Fi Movie Page]
3 of 4

“..the film is sometimes a little too cocky about deconstructing a genre that has long since had a chainsaw taken to it..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 4

“..the devilishly clever script tries a lot of things..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 5

“..takes special delight in the mechanics of its own artifice..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3 of 4

“..some dialogue will remind audiences of the sassy sarcasm tossed off in the face of monstrous creatures in Whedon's cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..really, these five are less characters than game pieces, both for the team in that mysterious control room and for the audience..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
Review rate : B

“..it's all ghoulish good fun..”
by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
4 of 5

“..full of surprises-so the less you know about it, the better..”
by Scott A. Mantz [Access Hollywood]
4 of 5

“..enjoyable, blackly comic horror with strong performances, a decent balance of gore and gags and a script that's both witty and inventive..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3 of 4

“..does present a fresh narrative twist on it, and it intriguingly forces the audience to wonder if they should be rooting for the slayed or the slayers..”
by Peter Canavese [Groucho Reviews]
4.5 of 5

“..all the major players fit the classic horror-movie archetypes..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]

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by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


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by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


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“..while the story falls a bit into melodrama, that can't chop away at the solid drama the stars and director build beautifully..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


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by David Edelstein [Vulture]


“..it's all very familiar in that Blair Witch kind of way, with neither the characters nor situations proving remotely interesting..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]


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by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]


“..a nearly laughless comedy that doesn't do its writer/director/stars any favors..”
by Roger Moore [Movienation]


“..has some recognizable stars, but they are trapped in a slim story padded with lots and lots of flesh-eating..”
by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]