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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 71 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What have you done to The Wolfman, Hollywood? It’s got no kick to it. No fun either. And no real scares, which is more unforgivable. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie's best special effect hands down is Anthony Hopkins as Talbot the Elder, who flounces around in a tiger stole and utters his lines with such a delicious madman twinkle you might want to snack on him yourself (ahhh-ROOooh). show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    What emerges is a banal horror film and a tepid action-adventure. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Wolfman feels like a film reedited and reworked so many times it has lost all narrative rhythm and suspense. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If you're going to pick the werewolf as your favorite monster, there's a lot to appreciate in the shaggy, imperfect but still fun new version of The Wolf Man. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Not bad enough to be considered a camp, guilty pleasure, it's more of a dull, defanged dirge with the reliably intriguing Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins turning in oddly disaffected performances. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Unfortunately, brutality is about all this update of 1941's The Wolf Man can do well. Mutilations, decapitations and disembowelments are handled with aplomb in the first R-rated film from director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III). But everything that doesn't involve gore feels like an afterthought. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Doggedly, or rather wolfishly, the film doesn't go in for camp or mirth, at least until its misjudged and semi-endless wolf-on-wolf climax. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Wolfman avoids what must have been the temptation to update its famous story. It plants itself securely in period, with a great-looking production set in 1891. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As a spooky midnight movie, The Wolfman is worth curling up with. show more

  • April 14, 2011 ic00000000089630
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    Best movie I seen in a long time. The cast is amazing. Turn out the lights. And enjoy.

  • April 06, 2011 Sir Raymond
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    Everything about this movie is superb ! From the acting, to the costumes, to the period piece! This is just the kind of movie for a cold rainy nite. Turn the lights out, and enjoy ! You won\'t be disapointed.

  • February 28, 2011 Frank
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    Most realistic transformation to date. Make up was superb. Didn't want it to end. Can't wait for the sequel to see how Scottland Yard's finest hides his newly acquired pet..

  • December 20, 2010 RyananJua
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    best horror ever

  • August 31, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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  • June 13, 2010 Tomjr93
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    the movie was good. the acting was good. the special affects were good and the ending was good and suprising. 4/5 stars

  • May 17, 2010 bowziie
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  • March 26, 2010 Linita244
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    yythis movie was wack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 16, 2010 lambcrusher
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    gosh, hard to say. i love anthony hopkins, and he did a great job as usual. but it was a bit of a disappointment. some themes and characters were not played off, and the end was poor.

  • March 12, 2010 Lonchaney01
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    the great lon chaney jr. is howling out loud benico t. has put a leash on Chaney and made him look tame,,the bet wolfman yet


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