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Movie Review

Wild Things

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence
Primary Audience:
1 hr. 47 min.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell, Denise Richards, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robert Wagner / Director: John McNaughton / Released by: Mandalay Entertainment

WILD THINGS is a film to avoid. It is billed as one of the most sexually tantalizing rated “R” films in recent times. This is a film on par with BASIC INSTINCT of several years ago (starring Sharon Stone and involving extreme nudity and sexual situations).

ScreenIt says:

“Sexual material, profanity, and violence highlight what most parents (and other concerned viewers) will probably find objectionable in this film. Several graphic sexual encounters show movement and nudity, and one involves a three-way sex scene (one guy and two women) that also leads into some lesbian behavior (that continues as kissing in a following scene). Beyond the nudity that occurs in those, there’s non-sexual, full frontal male nudity as well as plenty of shots of young, shapely women in tight or wet clothing.

Profanity is extreme…”

We do not have a full review of WILD THINGS, because we did not want to subject any of our volunteer Christian reviewers to this highly offensive and pornographic film. Though the plot/story-line may be of interest, this one is apparently worth avoiding due to the intense sexual scenes.

Year of Release—1998

Viewer Comments


I agree with the warnings about this film. And although I’m one for sifting through the vermin in a cask of flour to get to the good stuff, there is not enough flour here to waste my time sifting. This movie had one thing going for it: it kept me guessing to the very end. But what you have to watch and listen to to get to that moment is not worth the time.
—Jerome Bush, age 46
…“Wild Things” deserves much worse than its “R” rating. This was pornography!… I was in for a complete shock when I saw this film, and perhaps if I had been warned I could have avoided this filth… Maybe I am naive, and maybe I should have known the film would contain perverse sexual acts, but I had no idea what I was in store for…