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  • Summary: Inspired by actual events taking place during the reign of King Louis XV, Brotherhood of the Wolf revisits one of the rare French myths, that of the "Beast of Gevaudan" which killed a number of persons before being vanquished under mysterious circumstances. (Universal Focus)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. The picture shatters all genre conventions.
  2. One of the five most popular films of the year in France, "Wolf" is a cross-cultural hoot that no one should take too seriously.
  3. Avoid it if you object to seeing people devoured by wolves, but see it if you want to howl at the moon.
  4. All manner of superstitions, religious conspiracies and insurrections are aired, resulting less in awe than bewilderment. However, taken as an exciting and expansive cultural bridge, the film is a roaring success.
  5. At 140 minutes, the film becomes a humorless, long-winded spectacle.
  6. It's mindless, which is rarely true of French cinema, dull, which is rarely true of Hong Kong films, and portentous, which shouldn't be true of any film about a man-eating dog.
  7. This one's a turkey as big as the Eiffel Tower but it's bad in a particularly American way: It's wildly overdone, it throws in everything in an attempt to appeal to everyone, it's gargantuan and anti-logical, pointlessly ornate and pointlessly violent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    good film but way too long, they could have definitely edited it down and it would have been just as good. the fight scenes were excellent, the acting alright. it had an interesting story, and you don't need to know that much about France at that time. All in all it's a good movie, watch it on a rainy weekend. 94% Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    Sorry, the movie was excellent. I liked the cast with Vincent Cassel convincing and the movie was fresh, uptodate covering an interesting historical topic. OK sometime very much Hollywood- like exagerating, but I love historical movies as there r not enough anyway. Good movie, worth watching Expand
  3. CalmelsP.
    Dec 20, 2005
    2
    Maybe one of the worse movie produced in France that year. Trust a French cinephile. I advise you three excellent movie : Pas sur la bouche by Resnais a wonderful drama (genre : comdéie musicale), Mensonges et Trahison, a funny and very smart satire of Paris' bourgeoisie (genre : comedy) or La Haine if you want to understand our recent suburbs violence. I send my friendship to the American film addicts and vive l'amitié franco-américaine. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2012
    0
    This is movie is a disgrace. No idea what is going on, which made it incredibly boring. This movie wasted my time like no other. Stay away and i mean stay away. Expand

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