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In medieval France, knight Rutger Hauer and lady fair Michelle Pfeiffer both run afoul of evil-bishop John Wood. Through the auspices of bishop's confessor Leo McKern, Hauer and Pfeiffer are placed under a curse. During the night, Hauer takes the form of a wolf, while Pfeiffer assumes the form of a hawk by day. The two lovers can only meet one another as humans at dawn and dusk. The only mortal in a position to rescue Hauer and Pfeiffer from their fate is nebbishy pickpocket Matthew Broderick, who acts as liaison between the lovers. With the help of the guilt-ridden McKern--and a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We need more fantasy like this: high adventure, brilliant swordplay, convincing magic, three-dimensional characters, arresting cinematography, and best of all, a good story."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Weak pacing makes for a difficult watching, despite the talented leads."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"lovely scenery, silly story"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Magical mystical nonsense."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Ultra-romantic drama-adventure"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A near-perfect action-romance marred only by the worst soundtrack ever composed."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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