Wolf at the Door
Wolf at the Door (2015)

Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, "A Wolf at the Door" is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her 6 yr old daughter has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

As a piece of storytelling, "A Wolf at the Door" may be a tawdry little shocker. But on a visceral level, it is a knife to the gut.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

The film does not take audiences on an easy ride, and it's an utterly compelling and indelible drama.

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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

It's a huge testament to the actors that you can sympathize with a character one minute and hate him/her the next.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Potent sexual attraction can be a wonderful thing, but it can also bring out the absolute worst in the people involved, as the bleak, disturbing Latin American noir "A Wolf at the Door" convincingly demonstrates.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Despite its thriller veneer, A Wolf at the Door is more of an examination of adultery and its consequences, both on the married couple and the outsider who comes between them.

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Travis Hopson

The way Coibra looks at infidelity and the disastrous ramifications of it is closer to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, albeit in a less sophisticated manner.

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Jay Weissberg

Coimbra's overambitious use of a complex narrative structure can feel clunky, and worst of all, the kid at the center is practically forgotten in the assemblage of flashbacks, significantly diminishing the emotional pull.

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Jim Brunzell III
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It never comes undone, thanks in large part to writer/director Fernando Coimbra's stylistic flashbacks and the unfolding of terrifying scenarios.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

As unflinchingly raw, honest and often ugly as this millennial time in which we live.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An enthralling film made by a filmmaker in absolute control of the story he wants to tell (there is not a single shot or camera movement in it out of place),… More