• The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine

Release Date: July 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 3rd, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of yakuza and samurai. Wolverine is pushed to his physical and emotional brink when he is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist's daughter (Tao Okamoto) and is confronted -- for the first time -- with the prospect of death. As he struggles to rediscover the hero within himself, he must grapple with powerful foes and the ghosts of his own haunted past.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hal Yamanouchi

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Action , Science Fiction

Production Co: Donners' Company

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2010s, Rivalry, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Until a third act that collapses in a harebrained heap, the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay, roughing up the surface with organically staged fight scenes and, crucially, raising the stakes by stripping his hitherto indestructible hero of his self-healing powers. show more

  • 50
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    I'd like to credit Mangold, along with writers Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback and Scott Frank for their good intentions; the smaller scope and lighter tone of their film is a tonic after bloated doom and gloom of "Man of Steel." show more

  • 31
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

    The Wolverine reveals itself to be a film in desperate need of a point, in dire need of consequences and in a wandering search of any semblance of emotional weight. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)