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Wolves (2017)

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Promising New York City high-school basketball star Anthony (Taylor John Smith) has earned a scholarship to Cornell and looks to have a perfect life, but his father (Michael Shannon) is a compulsive liar and gambler who threatens to destroy Anthony's career. Bart Freundlich directed this emotional coming-of-age drama.

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It's all terribly cliché-ridden and predictable, and the best I can say for it is that Shannon and Gugino do their best to convince us otherwise.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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Freundlich clearly likes to dig in deep with this kind of character material, and here it pays off in ways it really hasn't in some of his previous feature work.

March 3, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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A curious if unsuccessful cross-breeding of gritty domestic drama with conventional coming-of-age sports crowd-rouser.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A modestly pleasing, unsurprising indie about a family undone by anger issues.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
NPR
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It's as if Bart Freundlich, who wrote and directed, loses confidence in the performances and decides he'd better throw in every cliché in the genre.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Wolves blends in with the pack.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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