Jackals (2017) - Horror, Thriller

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Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Deborah Kara Unger, Ben Sullivan
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 11 out of 39 found boring (28.2%)

One-line Reviews (34)

Everyone writing here calls this movie predictable.

Regardless of all the negatives listed, I still found this to be an intense slasher that is serviceable for a few scares if that's what you're looking for.

This was clearly an entertaining movie that captures you right from the beginning and holds on, throughout.

The starting of the movie and the ending was good but the middle was of extreme boredom.

Now if it was me they have three dead cult members/people in the house, work the maths out - they could have taken some clothes off the cult who were dead put their masks and walked out the front and back dressed as members of the cult.

Whatever you do don't waste your time watching this crap movie.

And truth be told, that is probably the best way to go into this movie, so if you are curious to check this out if you are in the mood for a terrifically suspenseful and somewhat gory thriller then skip this review now and go straight to it.

Creepy, gore filled and all in all totally entertaining!

The plot - if ever there was one - is so faulty, so bad, so bland, so utterly dumb that your IQ score will drop dramatically after seeing this film.

It's decent and suspenseful enough and warrants one watch


We knew it'd be iffy if his ex and daughter made it, but the Jackals might have been called off once he walked out of the cabin.

Making the film feel bland and forgettable with not enough heart put into it.

Going on further to the negatives, the story does feel paper thin, disjointed and over-stretched and some of it feels vague, under-explained in the last third where the film especially became duller, more predictable, more senseless and less scary.

Who are these people who give such negative and misleading reviews to a good and entertaining movie.

Pointless drivel.

Typical The Strangers kind of movie, when you hope to see something good, some action, some natural decisions, instead, bore fest.

He was fascinating based on his convincing performance and the potential inherent in his character.

After an easily better first two acts, the film decides to go with a predictable ending in the third act, although I will give it points for taking a road I hadn't thought of until it happened.

Good premise that went nowhere .

Pointless .

Unwatchable .

It may not be very memorable, but in the end it is entertaining.

One last little tidbit, while I did like the opening sequence of the film, it was also pretty pointless; not connecting to really much of anything with the actual story.

Short, predictable, and fun .

Quite entertaining.

While this I wouldn't say is quite on par with the ones I just mentioned, I still found this to be a very intense ride.

Yet nothing up to this point ever led me to believe that this character would have actually changed like that, which only resulted in making the remaining moments of the movie predictable and I had to wait for it to catch up with me.

Also, because of this being the kind of movie that it is, it is relatively unpredictable as to how things are going to end, which I also liked about it.

Theme songs were a little too long at times and they tended to be shortened across the life of a series, but they were also subconsciously comforting and engaging because you were readied for what came next.

Storyline is intermittent, meaningless, flawed and boring.

Spoiler alert: the family was killed off so easily it was borderline boring.

A lot of 'Jackals' has underdeveloped plot elements and often nonsensical and confusing character motivations, while too many of the things to make you jump or shocked are far from creative or scary and are pretty tame.

It's graphic and tense with some unexpected moments here and there.