Werewolf (Wilkolak) Reviews

December 2, 2020
Panek doesn't sugarcoat anything in his beautifully-shot, grim tale, but ultimately, it's his belief in human kindness that prevails.
November 30, 2020
When Panek reveals the source of the terror, Werewolf could easily turn to pulpy horror. It does not.
August 16, 2020
It's a tale of children fighting for their lives with elements of Lord of the Flies, but it's also a gritty survival horror with some eye-catching moments.
December 2, 2019
A superbly made and directed film. [Full review in Spanish]
October 14, 2019
A well written and superbly acted tale, Werewolf deals with the aftermath of World War II survivors in a new and intriguing way. Settle in for a darkly haunting tale of survival made all the more brutal by its nuggets of truth buried within.
October 7, 2019
The ensemble cast is superb, with a fine collection of child performers who make the situations believable and gripping.
October 7, 2019
Deftly acted by the young cast and stunningly shot, Panek's sophomore feature is an enthralling reflection on human nature, but with nail-biting jeopardy never too far away.
October 6, 2019
Panek treads a thin line between historical realism and horror movie tropes.
October 6, 2019
Choppy editing adds to the sense that this picture is struggling to achieve a tonal balance and work out exactly what it is trying to say.
October 4, 2019
It's stunningly shot, soaked in sylvan shadow and with a bravura slow-mo finale worthy of Brian DePalma at his best. The child cast, often blank-eyed and emaciated, are uniformly excellent too.
October 3, 2019
underpinned by a faith in the resilience of humanity to defeat its worst demons
October 2, 2019
It's a disturbing, challenging drama, but one that perhaps begins to lose its narrative focus as the story proceeds.
October 2, 2019
Restrained in its depiction of violence and bloodshed, Werewolf provides a thoughtful, sensitive exploration of how humanity endures in the face of such evil.
October 1, 2019
Here in Werewolf is an interesting Polish take on horror, an object lesson in how it might be done successfully.
September 30, 2019
An allegorical tale about the effects of cruelty on the human mind.
September 27, 2019
It takes considerable chutzpah to make a horror film set during the Holocaust, but there's nothing exploitative about 'Werewolf'.
February 7, 2019
Anchoring this metaphor are the literal (and brilliantly wrangled) dogs, similarly hungry, similarly locked into destructive behavioural patterns, and similarly in need of transformative taming if they are ever to be reintegrated into normal life
December 17, 2018
A thematically rich combination of coming-of-age drama, wartime thriller and horror movie.