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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. 80
    It's impossible not to admire what, apart from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," may be the most ambitious action film since "The Matrix."
  3. An eye-pleasing French action-slasher film that is cheerfully unencumbered by the usual conventions of stuffy costume drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    A little Sergio Leone here, a little "Sleepy Hollow" there, a grand helping of late royal-era Gaul with its wigs and finery, and, uh, martial arts-style confrontations galore are all deftly melded in Brotherhood of the Wolf.
  5. At 140 minutes, the film becomes a humorless, long-winded spectacle.
  6. Much of the historical horrorfest is more frenetic than fascinating. Look out for bursts of over-the-top violence.
  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,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% Collapse
  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 interestingSorry, 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 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 andThis 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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