Parents' Guide to

Wolf Summer

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Perilous wildlife adventure; girl in danger, animal deaths.

Movie NR 2003 83 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great movie!

Watched with my granddaughters. The three year old even liked it!

Is It Any Good?

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Wonderful footage of the wild animals, a compelling relationship between a girl and two wolves, and lots of suspense will keep kids old enough to handle the predatory elements of the story engaged. There's nothing understated about Wolf Summer; writer-director Peter Nurlund isn't into subtle shadings of character or situation. But, as adventures go, with so much rooting interest for a mama wolf, her adorable pup, and a heroic little girl, he's created a suspenseful, satisfying tale. It's easy to ignore the rather oblivious nature of the human parents when, after all, that courageous wolf is as good as a mom can be. The movie is a nice way to counter the traditional "wolf as enemy" tradition of so many children's tales. Along with that, a fine depiction of one segment of the food chain as well as the cruelties that can be associated with hunting animals that are simply trying to survive makes a strong case in favor of nature. Not for young or supersensitive kids.

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