Wild Things ★★★★★

There was a time when I said things like, "No, really, Wild Things is actually a pretty good movie even outside of the girl-on-girl action it's known for." I've reached the point, though, where I don't bother with such backhanded compliments. The simple fact is, it's brilliant. Period.

Every plot twist is airtight. Every performance is pitch perfect. No one tips their hand early. This is probably my fifth or sixth ever viewing of the movie, and my first time seeing the unrated DVD version. What impresses me most is that, unlike typical plot-twist reliant movies, no one in Wild Things ever gets cute about what's really going on. At no point does anyone wink at another character, or at us, either literally or figuratively. It's not an easy charade to pull off, but I tip my hat to all involved, because they did it.

Wild Things Re-Ranked on My Flickchart (#76/1597)

Wild Things > The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad --> #76
Wild Things > Far and Away --> #76
Wild Things > Transformers: Dark of the Moon --> #76
Wild Things > Lady and The Tramp --> #76
Wild Things < The Dark Knight --> #76
Wild Things > Wayne's World --> #74
Wild Things < Dr. No --> #74
Wild Things > Up in the Air --> #67
Wild Things < The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance --> #67
Wild Things < Pinocchio --> #67
Wild Things < Black Swan --> #67

Wild Things was re-ranked on my Flickchart to #67/1597