Time of the Wolf
Time of the Wolf (2004)

Directed by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, this bleak drama finds Anne (Isabelle Huppert) and her family in an ominous, post-apocalyptic society that has traded social norms and modern comforts for stark desperation and a return to… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: July 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A lean and unsettlingly thriller.

Martha Sheridan
Dallas Morning News

Although the scenes are often dark and shrouded in mist, the film is replete with cinematic portraiture that sears itself into memory.

Full review…
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[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.

Full review…
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

The questions the film raises are more interesting than the film itself.

Full review…
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

More than watchable, if less than compelling.

Full review…
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

This quiet, contemplative look at a social apocalypse is intensely harrowing and stark.

Full review…
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A gravely realized and often chilling look at what might happen to ordinary people if all their support systems suddenly collapsed.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Subtlety is one of the tools utilized by the brilliant Haneke, who wisely learned from the masters instead of the hacks.

Full review…
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Has a feral intensity.

Full review…
More reviews for Time of the Wolf

Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
Of course it is bleak, slow, and ambiguous - it's Michael Haneke! I did indeed like this one, though only having seen Funny Games, Funny Games, and this,… More
Alec Barniskis
Haneke does come up with some interesting post-apocalyptic scenarios, but for the most part the film is boring and the characters are flat as can be.
Drew Smith
Sorry, I couldn't really handle this one. My patience imploded about halfway in. I may try and finish it later in the week...or I may not and I'll… More
Marcus Woolcott
This film is SO subtle. It's impossible to not compare it to The Road - only this film manages to be far more downbeat, and less heavy-handed. It has a… More
Robert Brogan
Time of the Wolf is competently made with solid, realistic acting. However it has too many characters, too little plot, and lacks in a coherent theme or… More