Never Cry Wolf Reviews

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
April 5, 2011
Suspenseful, poignant wilderness film; a few gross scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A gorgeously shot and smartly written outdoors adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Ronald Holloway
Variety
July 23, 2008
Measures up to the promise Ballard amply provided in his first feature, The Black Stallion.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Set in the Arctic wilderness of Canada where a biologist has a mystical experience of oneness with nature.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2009
Genuinely affecting nature film with spectacular location shots.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 9, 2009
Ballard and his masterly crew of film makers have reimagined a corner of the natural world...They leave us awed.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film is still memorable for its compassion, commitment, and unexpected humor, qualities that go a long way toward tempering the ecological didacticism of the screenplay.
Akiva Gottlieb
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
If you can get past the lack of significant dialogue then you will find a touching tale of one man's journey -- a journey that can teach us all a little bit about ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Perhaps the best thing about the film is that the wolves are never made to seem like strange but cuddly dogs. They look like wolves, not especially threatening but still remote and complete unto themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
For the most part very absorbing, the film suffers from some embarrassingly obvious symbolism.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 9, 2009
Capturing the changes a man goes through as he learns about life in the wilds, Never Cry Wolf is very informative, but it is Smith's performance that makes the film a resounding success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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