Rich Pure Doom’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's the type of film that absolutely has to be acknowledged for it's effectiveness. It accomplishes what it sets out to do, even if Craven intermittently mismanages the tone with bumbling cop segments. I've seen this a few times in the past, but I think as I get a little older the brutality and dreary nature of the piece is too much for me to handle now. I'd highly recommend everyone see it atleast once though. It's an essential piece of 70's naturalist shock, but I'm unlikely to revisit it in the future.