The Wretched

critic Reviews

75% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score75%
  • 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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    José MartínEl antepenúltimo mohicano
    An elegantly executed B-movie. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Scott PhillipsThe Movie Isle
    The Wretched is a smaller budget horror film, but it's firing on all cylinders throughout its run-time.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    It is hard to think of a recent horror movie that was as shocking yet as routine as The Wretched.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The Wretched (written and directed by brothers Brett Pierce and Drew Pierce) devolves into an incoherent mess in the last 20 minutes of the film, thereby wasting the potential that it had in the beginning of the story.
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