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Brotherhood of the Wolf Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    If only Brotherhood of the Wolf had the wit and grace to match its exceptional physical beauty.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Must we import the rubbish we export?

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Ty Burr

    This is one of those follies that go beyond pesky, bourgeois notions of ''good'' and ''bad.''

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I would be lying if I did not admit that this is all, in its absurd and overheated way, entertaining.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Werewolf thriller set during French revolution.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes a fair number of scenes with copious amounts blood, gory swordfights and other very graphic violence, women in peril, and a hideous beast that terrorizes and kills dozens of people. The R-rating for this movie is appropriate both for the violence quotient and also because the movie contains a somewhat graphic sex scene in a house of ill-repute.

  • Families can talk about how the townspeople in Gevaudan dealt with the beast and its killings. How did their actions compare with the way people today would deal with a similar problem? Did the townspeople deal with their fears appropriately? What does the beast represent? Why did they pick a Native American to play one of the main character's roles? How did he compare to Gregoire de Fransac?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: fair number of scenes with copious amounts blood, gory swordfights and other very graphic violence.

  • sex false4

    Sex: A somewhat graphic sex scene in a house of ill-repute.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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