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

July 16, 2015
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).
June 4, 2015
Though a strong director of actors, Coimbra is significantly less assured as a visual stylist.
March 27, 2015
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 26, 2015
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
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 23, 2015
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
The film does not take audiences on an easy ride, and it's an utterly compelling and indelible drama.
March 23, 2015
It finds its strength in painting a portrait of Brazilian heterosexual gender relations as an always-volatile symbiosis between feminine hysteria and ruthless machismo.
July 17, 2014
Despite its thriller veneer, A Wolf at the Door is more of an examination of adultery and its consequences, both on the married couple and the outsider who comes between them.
March 31, 2014
It never comes undone, thanks in large part to writer/director Fernando Coimbra's stylistic flashbacks and the unfolding of terrifying scenarios.