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Release Date: March 3rd, 2017

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2017

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Anthony is a standout player on his Manhattan high school's basketball team with seemingly everything going for him: a killer three-point shot, a loving girlfriend, and a chance at a scholarship to Cornell. But Anthony's dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father, a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife and son.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Taylor John Smith, Chris Bauer, John Douglas Thompson, Zazie Beetz, Jessica Rothe, Luis Da Silva Jr.

Director: Bart Freundlich

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Process Media

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: House, Growing up, Suspenseful, Love, Mother, Escape, Girlfriend, Gripping, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film conjures a strong sense of atmosphere, with the gritty NYC locations — yes, there are still some in the gentrified city — well captured by cinematographer Juanmil Azpiroz. And the performances are first-rate.... But by the time it reaches its hoary climax...Wolves has reached such an absurd level of schmaltz that it practically feels like a parody of itself. show more

  • Director Freundlich clearly likes to dig in deep with this kind of character material, and here it pays off in ways it really hasn’t in some of his previous feature work (which includes “Trust the Man” and “The Rebound”). show more

  • Save the highly predictable decider, the on-court battles are satisfyingly fast and fierce, but the tension they generate is undercut by the labored Oedipal melodrama that contains them. show more

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