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True Wolf

True Wolf (2012)

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True Wolf is the story of a wolf called Koani. Koani, with the help of her human companions, became an ambassador for her species, traveling the country to help raise awareness about wolves. True Wolf is about Koani's life and journey; it is the tale of a wolf and the way she changed lives, most of all those of Pat Tucker and Bruce Weide. Koani and her humans, Pat and Bruce, presented 1,400 programs about wolves to 200,000 people. The film explores Bruce and Pat's relationship with Koani. Born

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Rob Whitehair

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (7)

It's hard to get close to a wild creature, and "True Wolf" doesn't always manage, either.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Mr. Weide and Ms. Tucker are ill served by a director who reduces the anti-wolf lobby to caricature and the debates over reintroducing wolves to the Northern Rockies to grossly biased clips.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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True Wolf is about responsible people seeking some middle ground in reintroducing wolves back into nature-not exactly the greatest story ever told.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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The movie amounts to a crude assembly of sincere testimony, somehow too long at 76 minutes and maybe actually a job for Werner Herzog instead.

August 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Frustratingly shapeless and rather bewildering, True Wolf fumbles away interest in what by rights should be the fascinating tale of a Montana couple who raised a wild wolf alongside their dog.

September 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

A tribute to a wolf who was raised by a loving couple to become an ambassador for her species.

August 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

True Wolf is ostensibly about a Montana couple's life with their adopted wolf, but the documentary's lack of cohesiveness fails to connect us to either the exigencies of that existence, or to the wolf.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The doc veers between repetitive and didactic pronouncements of a call to inaction and more affectionately told stories about Koani's life as an "ambassador wolf" on the elementary school circuit.

August 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

as compelling as seeing the wolf is, the film is at its best when discussing the general issue of overcoming the hatred of adversaries and the prejudices that the adversaries' children have learned from their parents.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews
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