The Wolf Hour

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    Beatrice LoayzaAV Club
    The Wolf Hour begins to feel strangely like an allegory for the paranoid fears of white women in a world of scary Black men.
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    Stephanie ArcherFilm Inquiry
    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.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... crafts an intriguing protagonist without giving her a compelling story to inhabit.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    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.
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    Travis HopsonPunch Drunk Critics
    It's Watts who keeps this movie interesting enough to maintain our investment, wallowing in June's sadness, fear, and anxiety...
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    This movie is mostly just mood-setting, with much more going on in the background than the foreground.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    [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.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    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.
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    Derek SmithSlant Magazine
    The film is all surface, and its depiction of trauma becomes increasingly exploitative and hollow as it moves along.
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    Harvey S. KartenBig Apple Reviews
    A claustrophobic, theatrical, psychological thriller that brings out the best of Naomi Watts.
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