The Wolfpack Reviews

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July 17, 2015
Everything about The Wolfpack is extraordinary, beginning with the subjects of Crystal Moselle's mesmerizing documentary.
July 3, 2015
The boys are bright and funny, and when they do go out together - shades on, long hair flowing down rail-thin bodies - they look like a somewhat awkward but cool rock band you'd like to get to know. Moselle's documentary is the next best thing.
July 2, 2015
Whether they are dancing exuberantly to the cheesy 1980s pop hit Tarzan Boy or celebrating Halloween in their tiny living room, these kids figured out how to not only survive, but thrive. Sometimes, with a little luck and a lot of love, joy finds a way.
June 26, 2015
It all adds up to a story of the human spirit's ability to survive and even thrive despite twisted circumstance.
June 25, 2015
It's stunning (and amazingly well done) and hard to believe. Yet it's all true, as far as we know.
June 19, 2015
Undeniably fascinating.
May 4, 2019
The Wolfpack is an intriguing portrait of an accidental social experiment, but the narrative created to support it is too disjointed and skin-deep to really resonate.
April 19, 2019
Director Crystal Moselle gained remarkable access, both to the Angulo boys and to their library of home movies, but The Wolfpack is largely about the triumph of a fascinating subject over a pedestrian treatment.
April 6, 2019
Blurs the traditional border between documentary filmmaker and subject, as director Crystelle Moselle captures the quotidian details of family dysfunction with intimacy, but also discretion.
December 7, 2018
The story is as intriguing as it is unbelievable, as a paranoid immigrant, his pliant wife and their seven children live in self-imposed confinement, in the middle of New York City.
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