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Alpha Reviews

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March 25, 2019
Though the humans speak in a language that requires subtitles, the actors do manage to convey their emotions very well. Go in with no expectations, and enjoy this movie for what it is.
February 25, 2019
This movie is about a billion times better than it has any right to be.
February 20, 2019
Director Albert Hughes tells the story in a reasonably effective low-key manner that mostly eschews melodrama for realism.
January 27, 2019
When Alpha hews close to its core focus, it howls with heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2019
A compelling story of endurance, determination and friendship.
December 21, 2018
The familiar "boy and his dog" tale receives a bit of a welcome twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 9, 2018
Yes, it's Old Yeller meets Hell in the Pacific, and I wish the movie were half as good as that logline suggests it would be.
November 27, 2018
Gorgeous to behold. Largely emotionally inert.
November 27, 2018
"Alpha" proves that you can't really beat a good old boy-and-his-dog/wolf/wolf dog saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2018
An engrossing survival film about the plight of prehistoric people trying to make ends meet amidst the beauty and savagery of a landscape they are a few aeons from dominating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2018
A film at times fascinating and always inspiring. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 25, 2018
This story of friendship between man and his can generate empathy instantly, delivering a very pleasant and pleasant moment to the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 25, 2018
Director Albert Hughes... puts a brave face on a story that has tension and builds on the base of that fellowship between the wolf and man. [Full review in Spanish]
October 15, 2018
When it works, it's majestic; when it doesn't, it's like one of those t-shirts with an airbrushed image of a wolf howling at the moon, rendered in absurd clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 12, 2018
Parental difference of opinion is put to the test throughout. And there's a significant twist at the end that takes this 20,000-year-old story smack into the #MeToo moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2018
Gets lost in the stone age.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 26, 2018
Older onlookers won't mind it either as a shorter, sweeter version of The Revenant, minus the murders and revenge killings, of course!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2018
It's not so much a performance from Smit-Mcphee as a totally credible and unselfconscious demonstration of what it would be like to fight for your life against hunger and exposure
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 24, 2018
In spite of some epic visuals, Alpha feels overly familiar as it lumbers towards a plodding and predictable final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 23, 2018
Deceptively simple in its construction yet sweepingly epic, exciting and genuinely moving in its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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