"The Wicker Man" starts off promising and for most of its length maintains a level of suspense, but as it reaches towards its conclusion it feels a bit disappointing. This is not to say it is a bad film, just that one might wish it was better. My two cents:3.5/5
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. I love the overall setting The Wicker Man created which complimented the conservative Woodward's nightmare. The music was fun, even if it was goofy & a bit dated. Just when it started getting boring the discomfort level went up and I was actually disturbed by the end. Christopher Lee made a great bad guy and Britt Ekland's dance of seduction was too silly to be erotic.
Its not a very well directed or shot horror thriller, but it never fails to be interesting or thematically relevant. Christopher Lee and Robin Hardy turn in great performances in their respective roles (someone in this film was bound to) and provide a great contrast that separate the two worlds these men hail from and the ideologies and philosophies they choose to embrace. Trust me, it is not to be overlooked.
Very arbitrary views. This is a film that underestimates its audience. Sorry for sounding like a total MUBI douche, but with a crazy ending like that I feel like talking in the same idiotic matter as the inital 82 minutes of the film. God damn you, Robin hardy!!!
Really weak!!! I know that this is deemed "a classic" but the reasons for this eludes me. The acting was alright and the story isn't half bad, but the music, direction and everything else was just silly and ludicrous. The story had potential that never came to fruition and only the final 15 minutes hints of a sort of greatness. Maybe the movie would have benefitted from a human sacrifice or two to make it work.