A Wolf at the Door

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Love turns to hate and panic breeds suspicion as two parents deal with the kidnapping of their child.

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Critic Reviews for A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta)

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  • In his first film Coimbra already appears to be a master of the cinematic tightrope walk, weaving flashbacks and detective work in an energetic and pleasingly sleazy manner (this is, after all, a modern noir).

    July 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Though a strong director of actors, Coimbra is significantly less assured as a visual stylist.

    June 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Surprisingly extracting humor out of a incredibly serious and dramatic situation, the film is especially benefited by the flawless performances of Leal, Cortaz and Nascimento.

    March 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As a piece of storytelling, "A Wolf at the Door" may be a tawdry little shocker. But on a visceral level, it is a knife to the gut.

    March 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Potent sexual attraction can be a wonderful thing, but it can also bring out the absolute worst in the people involved, as the bleak, disturbing Latin American noir "A Wolf at the Door" convincingly demonstrates.

    March 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Coimbra's overambitious use of a complex narrative structure can feel clunky, and worst of all, the kid at the center is practically forgotten in the assemblage of flashbacks, significantly diminishing the emotional pull.

    March 23, 2015 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

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  • Jan 26, 2015
    An engrossing film made by a filmmaker in absolute control of the story he wants to tell (it doesn't have a single shot or camera movement out of place), moving with a careful, deliberate pace towards a shocking conclusion and with Leandra Leal in a top-notch performance.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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