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The Wolf Hour Reviews

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December 6, 2019
Alistair Banks Griffin's take on a young agoraphobic woman in the crescendoing height of summer, chaos flounders, yet delivers audiences with a thriller that is sure to satisfy.
December 5, 2019
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.
November 28, 2019
A claustrophobic, theatrical, psychological thriller that brings out the best of Naomi Watts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 6, 2019
Banks Griffin constructs an ambience of interior terror that finds its strength in its subtlety. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2019
As The Wolf Hour is engrossing for much of its anxious timeline, it's the inner journey Watts provides that sticks with you most of all.
February 1, 2019
The Wolf Hour is a slow burning nightmare that brilliantly blurs the lines between the real and the imagined.
January 28, 2019
Watts has always been willing to go all-in for a role, and her performance is riveting as June, who is practically vibrating with anxiety and covered in sweat for the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 28, 2019
The Wolf Hour tells us that our art can lay us bare, leave us vulnerable, even hurt those around us - but it can also save us, cleanse us, give us the courage to leave the cages we've built for ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2019
A compelling conversation piece on authorship, intention and our oft-limited search for meaning
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2019
A claustrophobic film that demands - and receives - the gift of a powerful, practically one-woman show from Watts.
December 9, 2019
The Wolf Hour begins to feel strangely like an allegory for the paranoid fears of white women in a world of scary Black men.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 6, 2019
... crafts an intriguing protagonist without giving her a compelling story to inhabit.
December 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2019
It's Watts who keeps this movie interesting enough to maintain our investment, wallowing in June's sadness, fear, and anxiety...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 5, 2019
This movie is mostly just mood-setting, with much more going on in the background than the foreground.
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December 5, 2019
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 1, 2019
The film is all surface, and its depiction of trauma becomes increasingly exploitative and hollow as it moves along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2019
"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.
February 3, 2019
Naomi Watts delivers a striking raw nerve performance in an uneven film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2019
Second-rate Polanski fodder that crawls along with not much force beyond the neurotic protagonist's simmering dread and the vague menace of an intermittently buzzing intercom with no one there.
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