The BBC praised this low-budget but effective UK horror film, new to DVD: "successfully combines the artery-spouting gore of Hammer Horror with the social realism of Ken Loach. Writer/director Craig Strachan's debut feature is also aided by plausible dialogue and fine performances from the young cast, most notably newcomer Samantha Shields." Adds JoBlo.com: "Can’t say that I’ve seen many Scottish horror films, but if Wild Country is any indication as to how they go about things, I’m all for more. Although flawed, there was purity about this film that I dug. You could feel Hollywood so far away from it which was refreshing."