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The Cabin in the Woods

In this surprising spin on a classic horror setup, five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear instructions for their anticipated mountain getaway. But when the rigid rules are broken, punishment is swift -- and everyone will pay.
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One of the best movies of 2012 so far, in any genre.
Tom Charity, CNN.com  full review
 
By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding and winking but never losing momentum.
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
And you thought you were just headed for a weekend getaway.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
 
A horror movie embedded in a conspiracy flick embedded in another horror movie-the most inventive cabin-in-the-woods picture since The Evil Dead and the canniest genre deconstruction since Scream.
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic  full review
 
The climactic one-two punch of special-effects chaos and meta-movie chin stroking should have the fanboys trembling with delight.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader  full review
 
"The Cabin in the Woods" gets at the story underneath the story, and the reason behind the cliches.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
If it's true that you always kill the thing you love, then horror honchos Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard have taken an ax to slasher cinema in The Cabin in the Woods and chopped it up for kindling.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone  full review
 
Everything about "The Cabin in the Woods" is a delicious practical joke...
Rafer Guzman, Newsday  full review
 
For all of its many intellectual pleasures, and smart commentary, Cabin in the Woods is a visceral roller coaster of a movie at heart. And like the best thrill rides, when it's over, you just want to get back on and go again.
 
Cabin is a meta-horror-comedy mash-up that, at least for two-thirds of its running time, holds together smartly.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
Movies that mean to deconstruct movies seem to be made solely by and for cinema vampires, those ghost-faced geeks whose pallor is rarely challenged by exposure to the sun.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
A pulpy, deceivingly insightful send-up of horror movies that elicits just as many knowing chuckles as horrified gasps.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
 
If you like nutty energy, wacky ideas, crisp dialogue and scary, bloody, gory, grotesque and twisted movies - man, are you going to have a blast this weekend.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
You needn't be a fanboy to enjoy the moment when the ride really takes off and the spectacle flowers. A scary imagination will do just fine.
Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News  full review
 
Quite a bit of it is great, and most of it works, and the stuff that clicks is outrageously entertaining and funny, sometimes with surprising depth.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
Though there are plot holes in the elaborately concocted scenarios, The Cabin in the Woods gets points for the twists and turns that come along with its sly wickedness.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
 
All the actors do a decent job with whatever is thrown at them - usually sharp objects.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Zest counts for a lot, and resonance carries the day.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal  full review
 
There is a scholarly, nerdy, completist sensibility at work here that is impressive until it becomes exhausting.
A.O. Scott, New York Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 105 min
  • Available From: May 03, 2013
  • Queued by: 5501 people
Directed By
Drew Goddard
Cast
Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker
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