The Wretched

critic Reviews

74% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score74%
  • The Wretched stirs up a savory blend of witch-in-the-woods horror ingredients that should leave genre fans hungry for a second helping from writer-directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A non-frightening muddle.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    "The Wretched" doesn't reinvent the rules, but it has a timeliness to it that's hard to shake.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    If this really was some lost relic of the VHS era, it'd pass the blind rental test: There is a witch, and she's as creepy as the box art would surely promise.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The Wretched doesn't work as either comfort food or gross-out entertainment.
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    Geoff BerkshireLos Angeles Times
    Equally indebted to Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and a mishmash of '80s horror films only the directors themselves could comprehensively name-check, "The Wretched" is a fresh horror film built out of familiar parts.
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    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    It's a development worthy of M. Night Shyamalan, but they've run out of runway and there's only enough room left to battle the witch.
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    Matthew TurnerVODzilla.co
    A genuinely creepy and sharply written teen horror that deserves to find a wide audience.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    The brothers are masters of execution, and they deploy both physical and computer-generated visual effects to a satisfyingly unsettling conclusion.
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    Ron WilkinsonIt's Just Movies
    An accessible teen horror flick feeling for the right path but passing up opps to nail the genre.
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    Chloe LeesonScreen Queens
    The Wretched is an easy watch and for the most part well-paced to keep a focused attention, but ultimately the multiple relationship conflicts within Ben's story are a huge distraction...
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