The Skin of the Wolf

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Stark, violent Spanish drama about solitary trapper.

NR 2018 110 minutes

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age 18+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Not appropriate for teens

This film had the makings of being interesting, but In my opinion is too morose and the ending is too depressing for most teens. The sex scenes are graphic while being mostly Devoid of nudity. Because of its outcome and bleak ending I do not recommend it as a family movie at all. This man’s attempts at Family and companionship go unrequited. There’s really nothing redemptive about this movie other than the beautiful setting.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 18+

Not what I expected

Is not what I expected, but Mario Casas acting was extremely good. He projected the character, for me was like watching Leonardo DiCaprio.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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