Ty Burr
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Brotherhood of the Wolf

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
142 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/11/02
performer
Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Mark Dacascos, Samuel Le Bihan
director
Christophe Gans
distributor
Universal Focus
author
Stephane Cabel
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Foreign Language

We gave it an B-

A period swashbuckler, a kung fu flick, a monster movie, a conspiracy thriller, a love story, and a Merchant Ivory social critique all rolled up into one eye-bugging horse pill, this French box office hit is strictly for connoisseurs of mondo bizarro cinema. Far too long, really not very good—but, on its own terms, wonderful. B-

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