Sunday, February 09, 2014

Big Bad Wolves

          An Israeli crime thriller that is equal parts Hitchcock and Tarantino, suspenseful and definitely not for the squeamish. 

           A missing girl sets in motion the story of three men who's lives become forever changed by the crime. A grieving father, a relentless cop and a suspected pedophile end up in a situation that pushes a thriller to the edge of horror. Despite flashes of graphic violence, the film is filled with really dark humor relieving the tension at just the right moment and fascinating twists you just don't see coming.

           The claustrophobic second half of the film heightens the suspense as does the terrific score which brings to mind the work of Bernard Herrmann. Be prepared for an ending that will haunt you for some time.

            To say anymore would ruin the fun.

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