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Parents' Guide to

The Wolfpack

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Strange, fascinating, tender doc about movie-crazy brothers.

Movie R 2015 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Perfectly fine

Nice story for children and has a good storyline to it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The movie could have gone deeper, but to do so would have disrupted its tone, which is spot-on. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle -- who spotted the six Angulo brothers during one of their rare excursions and befriended them -- takes a surprisingly tender approach to the material, never casting blame or making comments. There are no outside interviews in THE WOLFPACK, no psychologists or social workers, and no narration. The father is interviewed sporadically, and we see that he drinks and that the boys fear him.

Instead, Moselle shows that the boys, though deprived of simple, basic things like friends and nature, are smart and likable, and they seem to trust her with their innermost feelings. She avoids darkness and gives the movie a sense of hope as the siblings begin to venture out on their own and eventually begin to look forward to their new lives as independent adults.

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