A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door

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Based on real events, this Portuguese suspense drama follows the terror experienced by the parents of a kidnapped six-year-old taken by an unknown woman after school.

201398 minsBrazil
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema

A Wolf at the Door | Reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It finds its strength in painting a portrait of Brazilian heterosexual gender relations as an always-volatile symbiosis between feminine hysteria and ruthless machismo.

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Hollywood Reporter

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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Variety

Variety

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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Los Angeles Times

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

On a visceral level, it is a knife to the gut.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Surprisingly extracting humor out of a incredibly serious and dramatic situation, the film is especially benefited by the flawless performances of Leal, Cortaz and Nascimento.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Though a strong director of actors, Coimbra is significantly less assured as a visual stylist.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

In his first film Coimbra already appears to be a master of the cinematic tightrope walk, weaving flashbacks and detective work in an energetic and pleasingly sleazy manner (this is, after all, a modern noir).

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