• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Joe Dante
    In Theaters:
    Mar 13, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 28, 2001
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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The Howling Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2004
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Nice werewolf effects, but the rest of the film never quite hits its stride.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 22, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Com bons efeitos especiais de maquiagem e clímax tenso, o filme tem um bom final (raro para o gênero), apesar do roteiro frouxo.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

By the time The Howling finally gets howling, it's pretty much over.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

August 21, 2003
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...with its slow pace and lack of compelling characters, it's hard not to wonder just what it is about the movie that fans have latched onto...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 22, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2004
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2002
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 1/5

August 21, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A close second to "American Werewolf in London."

| Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2002
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

You could fashion a good drinking game out of catching all the sight gags

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 26, 2003
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A perverse, satirical contribution to the oft-maligned werewolf genre.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

November 6, 2005
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2004
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An almost unparalleled horror mystery that gave its werewolves fangs and humanity.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 10, 2013
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

'La la la, let me walk in the woods and find out what that dreadful noise is.'

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

October 31, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A first-rate horror offering.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the rare good werewolf films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 7, 2013
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 14, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

Variety
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January 21, 2009
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