James Berardinelli ReelViews
The transformation sequences on their own are disturbing enough to upset sensitive viewers (even though the first one doesn't occur until an hour into the 97 minute film, making the first two-thirds of the movie relatively tame, with the exception of a few appearances by Jack, who looks like a "walking meatloaf"). show more
Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Seems curiously unfinished, as if director John Landis spent all his energy on spectacular set pieces and then didn't want to bother with things like transitions, character development, or an ending. show more
Kim Newman Empire
Carnivorous lunar activities rarely come any more entertaining than this. show more
Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
This movie presented a radical melange of genuine horror and self-aware comic touches, not to mention the fabulous Rick Baker special effects. show more
A clever mixture of comedy and horror which succeeds in being both funny and scary, An American Werewolf in London possesses an overriding eagerness to please that prevents it from becoming off-putting, and special effects freaks get more than their money's worth. show more
Dave Kehr Chicago Reader
It's a failure, less because the odd stylistic mix doesn't take (it does from time to time, and to striking effect) than because Landis hasn't bothered to put his story into any kind of satisfying shape. show more
May 23, 2009 Tmgy31
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this is a classic originial scary movie with humor. Before blood and gore, this classic can keep you on your seat.
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