Wildling

Wildling

Fritz Böhm (2018)

92min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this spooky thriller, a police officer (Liv Tyler) takes in Anna (Bel Powley), who's been kept isolated in the woods for 16 years, only to discover a terrifying secret about the teenager. The film starts with a gritty, interesting premise, suggesting something deeper beneath the supernatural elements. Once Anna's true nature is revealed, however, matters descend into straightforward horror tropes that don't take advantage of the first act's potential. There's also a number of jumps in tone and logic that become harder to accept as the film proceeds. Powley is a terrific lead, continually carrying a foreboding aura about her, although Tyler struggles against the occasionally stiff dialogue as her concerned carer. As a late-night scary movie, Wildling has enough to hold the attention for 90 minutes and is entertaining for the most part. However, inconsistencies in the storytelling prevent the film from being anything other than ordinary.

Summary

After being raised in captivity by a man who taught her to fear the outside world, a young woman sees her new freedom shattered by a series of disturbing events. Fantasy horror, starring Liv Tyler, Bel Powley and Brad Dourif.

Cast & Crew

Anna Bel Powley
Sheriff Ellen Cooper Liv Tyler
Daddy Brad Dourif
The Wolf Man James LeGros
Lawrence Mike Faist
Ray Cooper Collin Kelly-Sordelet
Jen Charlotte Ubben
Dr Rooney Frank Deal
Director Fritz Böhm
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 20 Apr 2018
Drama