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The Wolfman Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 31, 2010
Benecio Del Toro is suitably brooding in this well-intentioned, credibly gothic and gory update that still feels only half right.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
A lack of focus plagues the entire film. The director, writers and actor himself have conspired to render the title character blank, lifeless.
Diana Saenger
March 17, 2010
Hopkins is clearly Hopkins here, and the extension of his role in the story kept me asking why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
March 5, 2010
The action is fine. The casting is a bit of a disappointment. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 3, 2010
...suffers from an egregiously deliberate pace that slowly but surely renders its overtly positive attributes moot...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 27, 2010
A torpid retelling of the classic lycanthropy story, both bloated and constricted, mostly glum but punctuated with nasty, intrusive humor, and more interested in decor and makep than genuine style.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Marc Fennell
Triple J
February 25, 2010
You couldve recast the whole film with a row of totem poles and I'm not 100% sure anyone would've noticed the difference.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 24, 2010
The clumsy and ineffectual story doesn't do anything but stand in place, whirring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
February 21, 2010
An over-edited mess that tries to sell energy without having any -- it's listless and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 21, 2010
What fun. Lighten up and enjoy. The Universal monster film is back!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 21, 2010
Um protagonista sem qualquer indício de personalidade, uma atuação sem qualquer envolvimento de Hopkins e um roteiro sem qualquer sinal de inteligência.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
February 20, 2010
Love Anthony Hopkins, and Benicio is the right choice for the part, but the director blows it anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 20, 2010
works hard to honor the B-movie legacy on whose shoulders it stands while also elaborating and expanding the mythology
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Weaving
February 20, 2010
Despite the hairy production process, Universal Pictures has managed to rescue a half decent chiller in this remake of the 1941 classic B-grade Wolfman that starred Lon Chaney as the man turned beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 19, 2010
Journeyman director Joe Johnston has crafted a generally effective if inconsequential monster movie, highlighted by Rick Baker's beautifully rendered makeup effects and designs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
February 19, 2010
Not scary, hardly compelling, and ultimately pretty silly. Lovely to look at, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Prairie Miller
February 19, 2010
Bite worse than bark bulletproof beasts without benefit of steroids, species profiling, paw to paw beatdown staged like a World Wrestling Federation bout with fur, and the manimal who came to dinner.
Cynthia Fuchs
February 19, 2010
The Wolfman reframes the werewolf legend -- so weighty with communal perversity and collective guilt -- so that it's all about a very bad dad.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 19, 2010
The new Benicio Del Toro movie, "Hirsute and Hatin' It" (okay, "The Wolfman"), is so ripe with the stink of fouled fromage, it should have taken place in France instead of Victorian England.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tony Macklin
February 19, 2010
To mix monsters -- The Wolfman is one of those films that was put together like Frankenstein. With all the bloody musical chairs, The Wolfman should collapse. But the Wolfman has enough camp and verve to grab you by the throat. And maybe the funny bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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