Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)
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Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)
Set in 1765, during the reign of Louis XV, an epic adventure based in part on a well-known French legend. In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is leaving a trail of mutilated corpses across the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a seemingly near-human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. Desperate to end the growing unrest of the populace, the King sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may finally bring the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"Exhilirating viewing, at least while the feet are flying and the fangs are baring."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This delirious experience covers most bases and makes at least a cursory stab at the few it misses."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The hero feels free to sleep with any prostitute, even as he's wooing the one he calls his 'true love.' Isn't there a conflict of interest there?"
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"A stylish, smart, edgy, exciting and involving trek though familiar folklore, often better than the masses have been told and even more appealing after repeat viewings."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"Instead of fluid acrobatics, we get hyperbolic montages of kicking feet, somersaulting torsos, and fists connecting with faces."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Utterly preposterous but so full of enthusiasm and flashy style that it's entertaining anyway."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Werewolf thriller set during French revolution."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A 17th century French costume drama where everybody is Kung-fu fighting - with some highly watchable results!"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"The film has a wonderful style and a sense of movement that barely slows down for its two and a half hours."
‑ Evan Erwin, Film Threat
"Fun movie, animatronic beast and all."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"An extraordinary film, although not necessarily a good one."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"A period French martial-arts movie that puts the "where?" in wolf films."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Guaranteed to make you howl at the moon on your way out."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Brotherhood of the Wolf supplies enough to satisfy many tastes without overwhelming them. It is one of the most sporadically inspired films of recent memory; and I would say, prematurely, of all time."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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