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At Theaters: 8/17/2018 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 37 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601215
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Adventure Drama - Hidden from the marketing for this period adventure story is the fact that, while dialogue is fairly minimal, none of it is English and is subtitled. While there is no harsh language and the bloodshed shown is moderate at worst, there are some brutal and potentially disturbing moments of violence, often involving animals, that would be intense for young children. That said, families with pre-teens and up will find this tale of a boy and a wolf to be generally safe viewing.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kodi Smit-McPhee ALPHA, PARANORMAN, LET ME IN
Natassia Malthe ALPHA, DOA DEAD OR ALIVE
Leonor Varela ALPHA
Director: Albert Hughes ALPHA
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Falls and animal attacks with moderate blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases with animals.
COMEDY: Some animal humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good There's a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to "Alpha.” It plays like one of those Disney nature movies with sharper edges, a bit more grime and a complete lack of the English language. The best feature of "Alpha” is its imagery... It's a charming story, to be sure. Unless you're a wolf.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good Alpha is not a perfect movie, and it is occasionally a way-too-pumped-up pulpy one relying on big-budget bulk. But it is most certainly a tonic in an age when every blockbuster film feels like part of some endless multiverse-cum-marketing scheme.

Rex Reed Full Review
Above Average ...it is difficult not to be impressed by much of what does arrive on screen. In telling a simple tale of survival and friendship on the grandest scale, Alpha stands out as one of the more creative uses of big screen spectacle this summer.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average These endless shots take up a significant portion of Alpha's running time, and they trap the film between a straightforward narrative feature and the bland, screen-saver nature porn of museum-bound IMAX documentaries.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 53 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
9
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
4
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
22
Fairly High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: They loved it.
TEENS: One male loved it and three enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male and one female loved it and one of each rated it "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: Nearly half the males and females loved "Alpha." Most of the remaining females indicated that they enjoyed it very much rating it "above average." Only a very small percentage rated it lower. As for the males, about half the remaining 55% rated it "above average." The other 30% rated it "good/average," which is a little low but certainly not a bad review.

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