One of Freundlich's career best, just an amazing achievement in creating a movie that keeps you on edge...LRM
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. RogerEbert.com
Bart Freundlich (USA, 2017)
Anthony (Taylor John Smith) 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 (Zazie Beetz), and a chance at a scholarship to Cornell. But Anthony’s dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father (Michael Shannon), a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife (Carla Gugino) and son. Though it goes against his nature, Anthony must summon the strength to step out from his father’s shadow and reclaim his future. Boasting an explosive performance by Michael Shannon, Wolves pulses with the energy of New York City and “the most compelling basketball scenes since Hoop Dreams” (Indiewire).
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