Time of the Wolf
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On the heels of his award-winning, emotionally devastating 2001 drama The Piano Teacher, German filmmaker Michael Haneke weaves this disturbing tale of a family forced into a harrowing confrontation with a group of strangers set against the backdrop of a global apocalypse. In the aftermath of an unseen but catastrophic global disaster, a shaken family slowly makes their way to the presumed safety of a holiday home in the French countryside. Upon arrival, the family discovers their home inhabited by a woman and a horrified man. When a shot rings out, a life is taken, and time seems to stand… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Although the scenes are often dark and shrouded in mist, the film is replete with cinematic portraiture that sears itself into memory."
‑ Martha Sheridan, Dallas Morning News
"The French-language film traipses through such familiar territory, it's hard to be as moved and devastated as we're clearly supposed to be."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"[Dawn of the Dead] manages to comment with wit and excitement on the same ideas that Time of the Wolf treats so seriously and glumly."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Couldn't be more boring and less entertaining, though it certainly was masterfully photographed."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Time of the Wolf is 28 Days Later without the zombies and Deep Impact without the meteor shower."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The questions the film raises are more interesting than the film itself."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"More than watchable, if less than compelling."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"This quiet, contemplative look at a social apocalypse is intensely harrowing and stark."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"It has the effect of a game in which the viewer needs to fill in the missing pieces."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Does nuclear aftermath have to be this boring?"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A gravely realized and often chilling look at what might happen to ordinary people if all their support systems suddenly collapsed."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Subtlety is one of the tools utilized by the brilliant Haneke, who wisely learned from the masters instead of the hacks."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Has a feral intensity."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"When money, class, position, name, and education no longer mean anything, how do people relate to one another?"
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A minimalist story about a minimalist future - it's just not very entertaining."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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