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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Aug 3, 2011
    80
    The Mouth of the Wolf will haunt you.
  2. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Aug 3, 2011
    88
    We experience the delay of the fantasy of the happy old couple in their country home in cinematic time as, for most of the film, the only body these lovers have is the spellbinding combination of visual fragments serving as apparitions to their voices.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 2, 2011
    60
    The couple's extended interview together is so oddly touching that you wished Marcello had focused solely on them, instead of incorporating vintage cityscape footage and free-form wanderings through the northern town's waterfront district into the mix.
  4. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Aug 2, 2011
    70
    A collection of "small great stories," in the words of its unobtrusive narrator, Pietro Marcello's singular doc/fiction hybrid salutes the crumbling grandeur of the northern Italian seaport Genoa.

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