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      Time of the Wolf

      R 2003 1h 53m Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 54 Reviews 65% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Following a global cataclysm, Anne (Isabelle Huppert) and her family set out for a safe haven at their holiday home. But, when they arrive, the home is already occupied by other survivors. Their hopes for safety are immediately dashed by a violent tragedy, which serves as a lesson to take nothing for granted and expect the worst in this new, harsh landscape. Accompanied by a fierce young boy (Hakim Taleb), the family eventually reaches a train station with the prospect of escaping. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      A lean and unsettlingly thriller.

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      Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness Has a feral intensity. Rated: B+ May 4, 2005 Full Review Martha Sheridan Dallas Morning News Although the scenes are often dark and shrouded in mist, the film is replete with cinematic portraiture that sears itself into memory. Rated: B Sep 16, 2004 Full Review Erik Lundegaard Seattle Times The questions the film raises are more interesting than the film itself. Rated: 2/4 Sep 3, 2004 Full Review Eve Tushnet The American Conservative I found it pretty compelling to watch how quickly the group of survivors rediscovers first rationality, then subjectivism and nihilism, and finally a sort of Rortyish attempt to re-found human society on storytelling. Aug 8, 2018 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid [Dawn of the Dead] manages to comment with wit and excitement on the same ideas that Time of the Wolf treats so seriously and glumly. Dec 3, 2009 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 3/5 Dec 1, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The bleakness of Haneke's post-apocalyptic "Le temps du loup" certainly gets a point across, but it's unfortunate that he makes it really hard for the viewer to care. The movie's focus is so all-over-the-place that you can't help but feel that the characters are sorely neglected: you know almost nothing about them, since everything - even the one attempt at exposition - seems fragmentary (occasionally as if scenes are missing) and what prevails is passivity and total communication breakdown. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review harry r One of the few films I wish I had never watched. Fewer still that I had turned off far quicker than hoping the end would have some meaning. The worst scene is the most unbelievable of a poor girl being raped in the midst of everyone sleeping. As if no one near them would wake up. I have met too many people that think a group of people would just go along with this rather than stop it. The cynical view of this film is far too depressing to give any rating worthy of someone else to attempt its viewing. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dave s Michael Haneke's Time of the Wolf is a film that doesn't try to manipulate the viewer, choosing to simply show the events and let the audience react accordingly. A mother (Isabelle Huppert) and her two children roam the French countryside in search of potable water, food, and shelter after an undisclosed apocalyptic event has altered society. Haneke allows the camera to linger on subjects in lengthy shots designed to allow the viewer to formulate their emotions and absorb the enormity of the life altering events. From the beginning, the film has a languid pace which may bother some, but other than the movie becoming a bit murky and meandering during the train station scenes towards the end, it is a relentlessly interesting look at how humanity survives in the face of disaster. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I was done watching it when the horses were killed like that. I didn't need to see that on a Thursday night. I hope that were not real horses cause otherwise the director needs to be cut just like those horses. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review raphael g It's a good story and some intense acting. It gets a little too heavy at times, I mean there's no moment of relief; and I'm not saying it should have comic relieves or anything... it's just very pessimistic. All the time. The ending gives us a bit of hope. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review a.l.jude p The only plus mark is the acting of the cast : Excellent ! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Following a global cataclysm, Anne (Isabelle Huppert) and her family set out for a safe haven at their holiday home. But, when they arrive, the home is already occupied by other survivors. Their hopes for safety are immediately dashed by a violent tragedy, which serves as a lesson to take nothing for granted and expect the worst in this new, harsh landscape. Accompanied by a fierce young boy (Hakim Taleb), the family eventually reaches a train station with the prospect of escaping.
      Director
      Michael Haneke
      Producer
      Margaret Ménégoz, Veit Heiduschka
      Screenwriter
      Michael Haneke
      Production Co
      Bavaria Film, arte France Cinéma, Canal Plus
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $61.4K
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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