The Wolfman (2010)



Critic Consensus: Suitably grand and special effects-laden, The Wolfman suffers from a suspense-deficient script and a surprising lack of genuine chills.

Movie Info

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Rating: R (for bloody horror violence and gore)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Self, Andrew Kevin Walker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2010
Box Office: $61.9M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


as Lawrence Talbot

as Sir John Talbot

as Gwen Conliffe

as Singh

as Ben Talbot

as Aberline

as Gwen's Maid

as Young Lawrence

as Young Ben

as Colonel Montford

as Dr. Lloyd

as Mr. Kirk

as Constable Nye

as Reverend Fisk

as Squire Strickland

as MacQueen

as Gypsy Boy

as Gypsy Man/Bear Handl...

as Gypsy Man/First Kill...

as Little Gypsy Girl

as Gypsy Mother

as Gypsy Man/Stones

as Young Gypsy Woman

as Mrs. Kirk

as Dr. Hoenegger

as Asylum Doctor #1

as Asylum Orderly

as Creepy Guard

as Asylum Doctor #2

as Custodian

as Police Officer #2

as Police Officer #3

as Gypsy Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Wolfman

All Critics (209) | Top Critics (36)

Who would have thought that only six weeks into 2010 we would have a contender for worst film of the year?

Full Review… | September 15, 2013

There is a better movie in here, lost in the edit and screaming to get out, but unfortunately, this Wolfman is howling at a moon that's only half-full.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

The movie keeps the traditional look of the Wolfman and uses a mixture of practical effects and digital wizardry.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012
7M Pictures

It truly is a modern spin on a classic, in almost all of the worst ways.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012

Given its troubled path to the big screen, The Wolfman (2010) is far better than it has any right to be.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

I was dumbly entertained in spite of (or maybe because of) all that.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Wolfman


As a remake 'The Wolfman' is as digitized as they get; offering what is supposed to be a dark insight into a land where the line between humanity and animosity is blurred and a savage werewolf brutally terrorizes Victorian Great Britain.

'The Wolfman' suffers with the self-made juxtaposition between what it strives to be and what it actually is. The few moments of thematic darkness are in vain when placed alongside the somewhat comedic, over the top violence and ungrounded tension. The films biggest problem however, is its overproduced mise-en-scene, its hard to suspend your disbelief when you're looking at something mediated within an inch of its life. A film attempting to deal with the raw, untameable nature of becoming a werewolf shouldn't take place in a land of carefully placed ?moody? shadow and glistening, overly clean Victorian attire, it should be an unstable journey into the mind of a man who is more beast then human.

Despite its flaws with tone and stylistic uncertainty 'The Wolfman' does have its upsides: an interesting soundtrack and some rare moments of eerie beauty... If only it knew what to do with them.

Cameron Sherwell
Cameron Sherwell

Super Reviewer

The Wolfman wasn't half as bad as I'd been lead to believe. In fact I thought it was quite good as remakes go. It has added a little more action, a little more gore but still retains the mystery and just the right amount of cheese. It's not perfect but I think quite knowingly so. It's pretty entertaining throughout with a couple of stand-out exciting scenes, the only thing I don't really get is the casting of Benicio del Toro!?

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer


The remake of the classic horror tale of a werewolf curse does start out quite promising. Without wasting much time, the beast attacks and our protagonist returns home to investigate in his brother's gruesome death. The atmosphere and setting during those early scenes are working quite well, the rural 19th century Britain is filmed rather nicely and the small villages and old manors look great. Sadly, once the curse takes hold of the protagonist, the film is getting more and more lazy. The transformation CGI is alright, but not mind-blowing and even the Oscar awarded make-up effects could have been better. The film does not take the easy path of giving us an evil and a noble werewolf, at the same time it makes it kind of difficult to care for a main character who shreds innocents to pieces. The rather predictable ending is the only possibly solution but still leaves you unsatisfied after a rather mediocre showdown. And what's even worse, it doesn't even address the possibility of the curse surviving the final confrontation. Genre fans could check it out, without expecting too much. Overall, the film is rather forgettable, even if partially well done.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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