Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)
Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001)

Following up on the cult success of his Cry Freeman, filmmaker Christophe Gans draws on equal parts Chang Cheh and Dario Argento to spins this unlikely French period Kung Fu horror flick. The film is based on the myth of La Bête du Gevaudan… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brotherhood of the Wolf mixes its genres with little logic, but the end result is wildly entertaining.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

A wonder of magpie postmodernism, a samurai adventure with Hong Kong action and a wry touch of American Western, all sewn into a free interpretation of Gallic history that also has its finger on the pulse of current social trends.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Exhilirating viewing, at least while the feet are flying and the fangs are baring.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This delirious experience covers most bases and makes at least a cursory stab at the few it misses.

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David Edelstein
Slate

Instead of fluid acrobatics, we get hyperbolic montages of kicking feet, somersaulting torsos, and fists connecting with faces.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Utterly preposterous but so full of enthusiasm and flashy style that it's entertaining anyway.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Werewolf thriller set during French revolution.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Fun movie, animatronic beast and all.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

An extraordinary film, although not necessarily a good one.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A period French martial-arts movie that puts the "where?" in wolf films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
An adventurer and his Iroquois warrior companion investigate a series of brutal murders in rural revolutionary France said to be the work of a supernatural… More
Dean McKenna
Extraordinary and extremely cool. While delving into this actual historical mystery, the heroes uncover a mad-up conspiracy involving one-armed aristocrat… More
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Alex roy
Brotherhood of the Wolf is a stunning action horror film. Brilliantly acted and directed, Brotherhood of the Wolf is a stunning film, with an engaging… More
Jens S.
Leave it to the French to deliver the wildest genre mix European cinema has seen in the last decade. This is martial arts action, fantasy, monster horror,… More
Chris Weber
For a non expert on French films, I feel I've seen enough to say that this really doesn't seem like their sort of thing. I was surprised to learn that… More

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