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Wild Things Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 38

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is film noir for the MTV generation: fast-paced, slick, flashy, gleefully mindless, and hollow to the core.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A tricky-bordering-on-gimmicky film noir with a glaze of soft-core kink.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's like a three-way collision between a softcore sex film, a soap opera and a B-grade noir. I liked it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is an erotic thriller with a convoluted plot and lots of sex. Teenagers wear skimpy clothes, perform treacherous acts and accuse a teacher of rape. It just isn't for kids.

  • Families can talk about the actions of the two girls in the film who lie about being raped by their high school counselor. What are some of the potential ramifications of reporting a false crime?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: There are no redeeming characters in this film, all main characters are liars, double crossers, cheats and thieves. In the end the criminal gets away with the crime.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: A couple fist of fights, implied beating to death, shooting to death of young girl, violence against women, poisoning

  • sex false5

    Sex: Numerous sex scenes, female nudity, implied sex, implied statutory rape, a lot of sexually suggestive behavior, full frontal male nudity.

  • language false3

    Language: Some graphic language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A few scenes with drug use and drinking, sometimes to excess.