Saturday, January 31, 2015

Never Cry Wolf

A scientist (Charles Martin Smith) is commissioned by the Canadian government to hypothesize the reason for the diminishing caribou population in the arctic. While surviving on his own in the sub-zero climate, he develops a bond with the local wolf population and learns they are not the fearsome killers as largely purported. Like Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, Never Cry Wolf is fantastic storytelling set against a majestic canvas and contains the capacity to take the viewer's breath away. Smith delivers a brilliant, somewhat offbeat performance and Brian Dennehy provides colorful support.
*** 1/2 out of ****