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652 Ratings


Directed by Ashley McKenzie
Canada, 2016


Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer to collapse. Tethered to one another, their getaway dreams are kept on a suffocatingly short leash.

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Werewolf Directed by Ashley McKenzie

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  • Michael Rozek's rating of the film Werewolf

    Wholly original even while exploring terrain other films have trod. Not a false note at any time, such that as you watch it it becomes more and more riveting, finally leaving you sure that the director, the DP, and the two lead actors are major talents. A film about a sizable sector of life in today's developed world, unsparing in the depth of its critique. And, an unassuming masterpiece.

  • Eric Rucker's rating of the film Werewolf

    Thank you, Mubi! Powerful, beautiful, human, heart-rending stuff. A lot of formal affinities with Samantha Morton’s The Unloved, which Mubi also introduced me to. In this case redirecting the terror-filled sublime of horror films where Morton was tapped into more the more pacific balm in English Romanticism. Affinity too, to Fogo, The Fits, and The Florida Project.

  • Krish sanghvi's rating of the film Werewolf

    Is love sufficient and necessary to make life’s miseries bearable? At what point does love become burdensome?

  • Kamran's rating of the film Werewolf

    Werewolf is meticulously shot and framed, finely edited, and shows a great deal of creative or authorial sensibilities. Ashley Mackenzie shows promise as a soon to be auteur. More: 81/100 - Great.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Werewolf

    [MUBI:650th rating] ♫ Oh the werewolf, the werewolf comes stepping along/He don't even break the branches where he's gone/Once I saw him in the moonlight, when the bats were flying/I saw the werewolf and the werewolf was crying/How nobody knows, nobody knows, body knows How I loved the man, as I teared off his clothes. How nobody knows, NOBODY KNOWS MY PAIN/When I see that it's risen that full moon again ♫ (e é isto)

  • msmichel's rating of the film Werewolf

    Exceptional debut feature from Ashley Mckenzie that offers an excellent tale of a young couple trying to break free from their addictions. The story may not be new but the realistic depiction of getting clean and/or spiralling down is riveting. Young Bhreagh Macneil is amazing here.

  • Jason's rating of the film Werewolf

    I have spent six years working frontline in homelessness and addictions. In Canada. I speak from hard-won on-the-ground experience in saying that Ashley McKenzie's WEREWOLF does more than adequate service to its subject matter. Perhaps even the awkwardness of its performances is inherently truthful. The idiosyncratic use of the frame means many (myself included) may occasionally find the film's artiness facile.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Werewolf

    Extrem de minuțios, "Werewolf" descrie o relație codependentă a unui cuplului stăpînit de droguri într-o combinație de lirism cenișiu și dur și sufocant realism social. E impresionant cum diferit punctul regizorei Ashley McKenzie de vedere e din perspectiva altora. // "Werewolf"はドラッグ中毒のカップルの共依存的関係を、灰色の武骨な詩情とダルデンヌ兄弟的な社会的リアリズムのコンビネーションを、徹底して几帳面に描き出している。アシュリー・マッケンジー監督の視点が他の監督とのそれとはいかに異なっているかに感銘を受けた。