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The Wolfpack Reviews

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September 1, 2015
Wolfpack falls short in various aspects: in the formal way because it feels like a reality show and in its chronology. [Full review in Spanish]
June 7, 2015
Crystal Moselle aims her cinematic arrow at the hearts of the same choir that Andrew Jarecki's stunted aesthetics preach to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2015
A frustrating display of missed opportunities. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2015
As interesting as its central family is, The Wolfpack is too meandering to get at some of the tougher questions audiences will have.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 10, 2015
The subject matter means The Wolfpack is inherently compelling for a while, but as a documentary it's an increasingly frustrating shambles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2015
The Wolfpack ultimately feels like less than the sum of its, admittedly fascinating, parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2015
Although it's not essential for a filmmaker to insert their own experiences and opinions into a documentary that chronicles the lives of other people, Crystal Moselle's "The Wolfpack" proves to be a confounding exception.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 11, 2015
What starts as a nonfiction mood piece grows frustratingly opaque as the brothers begin to venture out into the real world, meet girls, and get jobs.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 2, 2017
Under the guise of cinéma vérité, Moselle has stitched together a dreamy reverie that, if not a put-on, fetishizes a dangerously dysfunctional situation. Clearly I'm in the minority... but this feels like the worst kind of "noble savage" filmmaking.
August 20, 2015
What's next, The Wolfpack Meets The Kardashians?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
June 11, 2015
This stranger-than-fiction documentary [...] leaves too many stones unturned.
June 18, 2015
If the events depicted here are true, it's a horrifying record of abuse that should trigger an investigation, not observation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 7, 2015
Why should it feel so curiously stretched and padded at 80 minutes?
June 18, 2015
This is a fascinating story that deserves a much different film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2015
Moselle appears to have assimilated herself a bit too deeply into this family, observing her wolfpack from the inside out when an outsider's perspective would have achieved more balance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 18, 2015
We are presented with something peculiar, that's noteworthy mainly for it's just being weird. Frankly, it's not weird enough to completely engage viewers for more than 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 19, 2015
The Wolfpack is a great scoop, a high-caliber personal-interest story with designs on the humanistic power of mainstream cinema.
June 8, 2015
Scratching the surface of a story one suspects is a good deal thornier than what's explicitly shown here, Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack introduces a gang of siblings who have been raised in near-complete isolation in downtown Manhattan.
September 2, 2015
The Wolfpack walks a perilous line in documentary ethics, but there's no question it is one of the most confronting and confounding true stories in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2015
It's difficult to become involved with losers who are either uninteresting or downright irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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