A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16-year-old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
After the loss of his father, Jesse learns to handle his personal loss by befriending a wounded wolf his uncle captured in order to nurse him back to health. A big fan of snowboarding, Jesse teaches the wolf to be his partner in skijoring, which is a sport where a dog is trained to haul an individual on skis. However, unbeknownst to him, a ranch owner views the animal as a threat and plans to put him down as soon as possible.
Even though there is no mention of faith, viewers see a great example of compassion reflected in this film. Jesse connects with Silver right away due to their shared losses and desire to have something more. While there is no language present in the film, there are some images throughout that may scare younger children. There is a death early on in the film, as well as a hunt for wolves, which results in the presence of blood.
Aside from this, Silver Wolf is definitely one that parents can feel comfortable with letting their children watch, so long as they are supervised.
The Dove Take:
Everyone loves animal stories, and this one is no exception. Silver Wolf is full of heart and family fun that kids of any age can enjoy.