The Company of Wolves (1984)


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After hearing her grandmother's stories about dangerous men, a 13-year-old girl has nightmares that transform her into Little Red Riding Hood.

Rating: R (N/A)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Angela Carter, Neil Jordan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 15, 2002
Cannon Releasing



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Critic Reviews for The Company of Wolves

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Strange and haunting, but unduly disjointed.

February 6, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Red Riding Hood has always been a good source for nightmares, and this is one of the more compelling of those bad dreams

January 22, 2003
New Times

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An adolescent girl dreams of a fairytale world inhabited by werewolves in this Gothic horror reinterpretation of the Red Hiding Hood story by Neil Jordan. The Company Of Wolves is loaded with metaphors and sexual symbolism, featuring snakes, hedgehogs, girls climbing tall trees and pure whites tainted by blood reds at every turn. Visually it has been rather influential; Tim Burton is clearly a fan and Ridley Scott's Legend owes a great debt to Jordan's vision. Some of the effects have not dated so well but the elaborate studio bound sets still look good and there are striking images throughout. Unfortunately the plot is little more than a montage of stories within stories that lack any kind of narrative coherence which failed to engage me in any way beyond an intellectual level. An interesting rather than entertaining film that is soaked in atmosphere but lacks the required structure to hang it upon.

xGary Xx

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I was really excited for the old skool special effects, but the lack of interesting story finally caught up with it by the end.

Curtis Lilly

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