The Wolf Hour


The Wolf Hour

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It's July 1977, and New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June, once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother's South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Visitors, some invited, some unsolicited, arrive one by one, and June must determine whom she can trust and whether she can find a path back to her former self.


Critic Reviews for The Wolf Hour

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

  • "The Wolf Hour" tries to make a five-course meal of the merest morsel, leaving Watts, on eminently watchable form, to grind her teeth on a role far less meaty than it ought to have been.

    Jun 24, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Top Critic
  • As The Wolf Hour is engrossing for much of its anxious timeline, it's the inner journey Watts provides that sticks with you most of all.

    Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Second-rate Polanski fodder that crawls along with not much force beyond the neurotic protagonist's simmering dread and the vague menace of an intermittently buzzing intercom with no one there.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Banks Griffin constructs an ambience of interior terror that finds its strength in its subtlety. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Naomi Watts delivers a striking raw nerve performance in an uneven film.

    Feb 3, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The Wolf Hour is a slow burning nightmare that brilliantly blurs the lines between the real and the imagined.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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