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The Wolverine

PG-13| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of yakuza and samurai. Wolverine is pushed to his physical and emotional brink when he is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist's daughter (Tao Okamoto) and is confronted -- for the first time -- with the prospect of death. As he struggles to rediscover the hero within himself, he must grapple with powerful foes and the ghosts of his own haunted past.

Cast: Hugh Jackman , Hiroyuki Sanada , Famke Janssen , Will Yun Lee , Rila Fukushima , Tao Okamoto , Svetlana Khodchenkova , Haruhiko Yamanouchi

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Science fiction, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Wolverine (2013)

Release Date: July 26th, 2013|2 hr. 6 min.

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  • This pissed-off man of Adamantium claws is stalking new ground (Japan), and his fight with yakuza on top of Tokyo's speeding bullet train is a wowser. show more

  • Apart from Khodchenkova, who displays the acting acumen of a runway model and gives new meaning to the term Russian mole (she's the villainous vixen of the tale, suited up in high heels and slinky, scaly couture), the cast of The Wolverine is uniformly good. show more

  • Until a third act that collapses in a harebrained heap, the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay, roughing up the surface with organically staged fight scenes and, crucially, raising the stakes by stripping his hitherto indestructible hero of his self-healing powers. show more

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  • January 02, 2014 crimmel
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    Wasn\'t horrible but very predictable and, honestly, not what I wanted out of another Wolverine movie (do we even need another Wolverine movie??). The entire World War 2 era flashback seemed a bit of a stretch and really didn\'t add to the history of Wolverine, IMHO.

  • December 14, 2013 tq00000000175613
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    Not a terrible movie. I never finished watching the first Wolverine movie. But this was OK. Pretty predictable plot and twist but as long as it\'s got adamantium I guess it\'s cool...

  • December 04, 2013 Killy Gibson
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    my Aunty Anna got a real nice Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan just by working from a computer. more

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Weekend Box Office: 'The Wolverine' Slashes to the Top With $55M

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