When you got a thriller like "Big Bad Wolves"; coming from Israel, you're gonna have a lot of people talking. Most likely because you really don't hear too much horror/thriller movies coming from the Holy Land. Of course you've seen the blurb from Quentin Tarantino on the movie poster. But don't let that be your deciding factor. If you've seen Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado first film "Kalevet"; also known as "Rabies" in the US, then you'll enjoy their second feature.
The movie begins with three detectives taking a man; who is accused of murdering a young girl. They interrogate the accused by giving him a beating. They get a call from the chief who tells them to stop because there wasn't any evidence. Later the chief gets a anonymous call from someone who found the body of the missing girl. When they find the body, her father shows up. This event makes the father to take things in his own hands. Later, the detective who was in charge of the case was let go when a video surfaced on youtube, where the detectives were roughing up the man they brought in for interrogation. Still believing that the man is the suspect, he follows the suspect and takes him to the woods and tries to get him to admit for the murder. The father shows up and hits the detective with a shovel. The accused man was grateful, but didn't know that the father wanted him for himself. The father takes the detective and the suspect to a house far away from the city. In there, he tortures the suspect to get him talking. The suspect claims that he didn't do anything. The father continues torturing him. Because the suspect is taking a lot of pain, we start to think that maybe he wasn't the killer. Or maybe he can handle a lot of pain.
I really enjoyed Big Bad Wolves. The acting was great. There was some dark humor which made this flick enjoyable. And even though the torture scenes weren't gory, they sure were brutal. The ending was really sad, but don't let that steer you away. If you enjoy revenge flicks, then check out Big Bad Wolves.