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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Focusing on the adventures of a strapping young Vesemir, Nightmare of the Wolf is a fluidly animated addendum to the Witcher story that will delight fans with its swashbuckling action.

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The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir -- a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (4)

Is there a place for Western anime? This gory, grimdark prequel to Netflix's live-action series The Witcher answers with a resounding yes.

September 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Despite its efforts to deepen its fictional world, it's mostly the action that stands out.

August 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the film is unlikely to hold much appeal for Netflix subscribers who never cared about The Witcher to begin with, it's a worthy side quest for anyone with a passing interest in seeing more of the Continent.

August 20, 2021 | Full Review…

It's fun to see this world, with all of its inhuman monsters and monstrous humans, from a different point of view, even if it isn't quite as refreshing or engaging as Geralt's.

August 17, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The overarching themes of the movie are moral ambiguity and reckoning with one's past, and the story can be enjoyed on its own terms for those unfamiliar with this universe.

September 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While there's no shortage of throat-slashing...by the time Nightmare of the Wolf reaches its operatic conclusion, the emotional payoffs feel earned and honest.

September 4, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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