Cry_Wolf Cry_Wolf contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers. "His buddy list reads like the sex offenders registry," snipes one prep schooler of… Cry_Wolf Cry_Wolf contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers. "His buddy list reads like the sex offenders registry," snipes one prep schooler of… 2005-09-23 PG-13 PT90M Mystery and Thriller Jon Bon Jovi Julian Morris Lindy Booth Focus Features
Movie Review

Cry_Wolf (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Cry_Wolf | YEAH, HI FASHION POLICE Can someone tell this guy that knit murderer caps are soooo 2002
Image credit: Cry Wolf: Romeo Tirone
YEAH, HI FASHION POLICE Can someone tell this guy that knit murderer caps are soooo 2002
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Sep 23, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Jon Bon Jovi and Julian Morris; Distributor: Focus Features

Cry_Wolf contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers. ''His buddy list reads like the sex offenders registry,'' snipes one prep schooler of another. Ha, ha, kids these...wait, what? Director Jeff Wadlow's thriller is 10 parts sass to 1 part sense, with twists more self-consciously contorted than a yuppie yoga retreat. The characters — bored rich snots at a suspiciously understaffed private academy, passing time by using the sinister Internet to invent a serial killer (who might already exist) — are nothing but walking attitudes. But even with the wires showing and the Screams of yesteryear ringing in our ears, Cry_Wolf is underscored with idiot adolescent excitement (and gets extra absurdist points for casting Jon Bon Jovi as an educator).

Originally posted Sep 21, 2005 Published in issue #842 Sep 30, 2005 Order article reprints