True Wolf Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shockya.com
September 26, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Top Critic
August 17, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
August 16, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 16, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic
August 16, 2012

True Wolf is about responsible people seeking some middle ground in reintroducing wolves back into nature-not exactly the greatest story ever told.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
August 15, 2012

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.

Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice
Top Critic
August 14, 2012

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.

Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
August 12, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
August 9, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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