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The Wolf Hour (2019)



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It's July 1977, and New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June, once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother's South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Visitors, some invited, some unsolicited, arrive one by one, and June must determine whom she can trust and whether she can find a path back to her former self.

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The Wolf Hour begins to feel strangely like an allegory for the paranoid fears of white women in a world of scary Black men.

December 9, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Like the sheltered loner at its center, The Wolf Hour feels jailed amongst a string of half-realized ideas, too intimidated to step outside and tackle them head-on.

December 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This movie is mostly just mood-setting, with much more going on in the background than the foreground.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

[Watts] deserves an A for effort in a vehicle that rates a D for dreary, desolate and depressing. The rest of The Wolf Hour deserves an F for forget it.

December 5, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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A sometimes punishingly theatrical experiment that teeters on the verge of surreality, transfixing us with the promise of something terrible lurking just beyond those ratty curtains.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Wolf Hour" tries to make a five-course meal of the merest morsel, leaving Watts, on eminently watchable form, to grind her teeth on a role far less meaty than it ought to have been.

June 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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