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Tenderness of the Wolves

1973 1h 22m Crime Drama List
63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews
A gay serial killer murders boys and feeds them to his fellow cannibals. Read More Read Less

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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times A nasty little melodrama, lurid and creepy and sometimes bordering on demented humor. It's the kind of movie we may not exactly enjoy, but we don't walk out on. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 13, 2007 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times It is beautifully and enthusiastically performed and it doesn't contain a single superfluous or redundant camera movement. Rated: 4/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Nicholas Bell Though audiences are perhaps desensitized to the subject matter at hand, Tenderness of the Wolves remains a chilling and gruesomely effective film thanks to Raab's superb performance matched by the title's textured, gritty ambience. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes A flawed yet largely effective melodrama. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 26, 2020 Full Review David Keyes Part of what distances us from indulging the story's approach is our inability to see him as the madman painted by history books. His crimes are so simplified, even reduced. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 9, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A black comedy of manners, but the crimes are so ghastly that they drown out the comedy. Rated: A Jan 23, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A gay serial killer murders boys and feeds them to his fellow cannibals.
Ulli Lommel
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
Kurt Raab
Crime, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 14, 2017
1h 22m
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