The Wicker Man (1973)
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The Wicker Man (1973)Rating:
- Dylan = 9.5 / 10;
- Eloise = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 7.5 / 10;
- Ronan = 9 / 10
- Simina = 6.5 / 10;
- IMDB = 7.6/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 8.2/10;
The Wicker Man (1973) Synopsis:
A police sergeant sent to investigate the disappearance of a young girl in a remote island village quickly gets confronted with the very strange behavior of the locals who are not really willing to help.
The Wicker Man (1973) Review:
The Wicker Man is one of the great psychological classics from the 1970’s – to be put alongside another brainy masterpiece from the same time period such has Don’t Look Now or Burnt Offerings. With this movie, Robin Hardy has managed to come up with one of the most atmospheric and disturbing pieces of cinema from that time, without showing a once of blood and barely any action aside from the ending. Like in Rosemary’s Baby, The Wicker Man is all about tension and anticipation.
In the first hour, the movie concentrates on building a thick mystery – making the audience completely helpless to understand the behavior of these strange islanders. I love the feeling of “not knowing what to expect” that this movie gave me the first time I watched it. All the singing and naked dancing really make it very special to watch, almost like a spectacle more than a movie. However, after one hour, what is going to happen is pretty obvious. I remember being a bit disappointed by the ending the first time I watched it, and it took me a couple of watches to truly appreciate.it. This said this a very unusual movie which really succeeds at creating an extremely bizarre and unsettling atmosphere. The story is great and the acting (including Christopher Lee who made the movie for free) is very convincing. A superb classic!