Never Cry Wolf
Never Cry Wolf (1983)

The wolves of the Arctic Circle and its environs, the stunning beauty of a Northern winter, a biologist who braves it all to record the lives of the wolves, and Inuits who save the biologist's hide and share their own wisdom openly are… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Ballard and his masterly crew of film makers have reimagined a corner of the natural world...They leave us awed.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Perhaps the best thing about the film is that the wolves are never made to seem like strange but cuddly dogs. They look like wolves, not especially threatening but still remote and complete unto themselves.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Capturing the changes a man goes through as he learns about life in the wilds, Never Cry Wolf is very informative, but it is Smith's performance that makes the film a resounding success.

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Ronald Holloway
Variety

Measures up to the promise Ballard amply provided in his first feature, The Black Stallion.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is still memorable for its compassion, commitment, and unexpected humor, qualities that go a long way toward tempering the ecological didacticism of the screenplay.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Genuinely affecting nature film with spectacular location shots.

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Time Out

For the most part very absorbing, the film suffers from some embarrassingly obvious symbolism.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Suspenseful, poignant wilderness film; a few gross scenes.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

A gorgeously shot and smartly written outdoors adventure.

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Jason Vargo
Never Cry Wolf looks, sounds and feels like a DisneyNature film, for the most part. A desolate location, focus on animals, minimal dialogue...though the movie… More