Never Cry Wolf

Sent to the desolate northern reaches of Canada to prove that the wolves are destroying the herds of caribou, Tyler (Martin Smith) might be any one of us left to fend for ourselves in a bleak landscape. Ballard's film, produced by Disney and resembling the old nature films, tells of an engaging, fearful scientist who grows to admire the wolves he is sent to condemn, adopts their diet (mouse stew minus the tails), and learns from an ancient, mystical Inuit (the furclad local inhabitants) that in true Darwinian fashion the wolves only cull the weaker members of the herd. For the most part very absorbing, the film suffers from some embarrassingly obvious symbolism.

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Carroll Ballard
Screenwriter: Curtis Hanson, Sam Hamm, Richard Kletter
Cast: Charles Martin Smith
Brian Dennehy
Zachary Ittimangnaq
Samson Jorah
Hugh Webster
Martha Ittimangnaq

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|2
1 person listening
film viewer

This is a poor excuse for a review. I doubt you watched the film. You'd know that: a) 'Inuit' is just the proper name for what Americans continue to call 'Eskimo'; b) he eats the tails; and c) he learns of the wolves hunting habits from his own observations. Your attempts at referencing Darwin and "ancient, mystical Inuit" were utterly embarrassing. Oh, and what the heck is "an engaging, fearful scientist"?

film viewer

This is a poor excuse for a review. I doubt you watched the film. You'd know that: a) 'Inuit' is just the proper name for what Americans continue to call 'Eskimo'; b) he eats the tails; and c) he learns of the wolves hunting habits from his own observations. Your attempts at referencing Darwin and "ancient, mystical Inuit" were utterly embarrassing. Oh, and what the heck is "an engaging, fearful scientist"?