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The Wicker Man (2006)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Neil LaBute

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About the Movie

Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl's lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and child trapped inside. Edward fails to save them before the car explodes...and then spends months of his life choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of his head. But Edward is about to get a second chance. A desperate letter from his former girlfriend, Willow (Kate Beahan), arrives at his home with no postmark. Willow came into his life and left just as unexpectedly years before. But now, her daughter Rowan has gone missing, and Edward is the only person she trusts to help locate her. She asks him to come to her home on a private island - Summersisle - a place with its own traditions where people observe a forgotten way of life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 107
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 91
  • Average Rating: 3.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The Wicker Man is comically inept as a horror movie, unable to even manage an effective false scare, or sustain suspense for more than a beat or two. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Yet another needless 're-imagining' of a '70s cult fave that, truth to tell, is better remembered than actually viewed, Neil LaBute's folly follows the basic plot outline of the 1974 Brit horror opus of the same title. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: LaBute's remake is an interesting idea that never transforms into a particularly satisfying movie. – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Sep 20, 2007

Rotten: Far more ambitious and stylish than most of today's horror crop, Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 U.K. cult classic The Wicker Man unfortunately still falls far short of its mark. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Worst movie of 2006?

It's been almost two years since this fiasco was unleashed upon the world, and if my memory serves me, it was the worst movie of 2006. Seriously, what was Nic Cage thinking when he agreed to star in this? The whole movie is one ridiculous mess, and the payoff just isn't worth it. The movie is not scary or thrilling in any way, although it is worth a few laughs (Nic Cage gets pretty hysterical towards the climax). So if you really can't find anything better to watch, then go right ahead and rent it. But I really think you can do better.


...if you're a dude looking for some kind of movie to watch on the top rented area, this might be a movie to watch. I'll give it a 3 star. Star 3 if you will. Some of the chicks are hot kinda. Not the average, dude is looking for something, finds it happy ending movie either so it's cool in that respect. Give it a rent, not a bad movie for real.


This ranks among the worst movies I have ever seen.

The Wicker Man (2006)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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