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The Wolfman Reviews

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John Gholson
Cinematical
February 10, 2012
It truly is a modern spin on a classic, in almost all of the worst ways.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The only thing scary about Joe Johnston's The Wolfman is that it exists. The fact that people, nay professionals, spent several years working on this picture genuinely upsets me.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 15, 2013
Who would have thought that only six weeks into 2010 we would have a contender for worst film of the year?
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.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
February 8, 2010
The poor pacing, blatantly obvious narrative signposting and over-reliance on false scares generated by sudden sounds and movements, removes any chance of The Wolfman actually being frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
February 16, 2010
Del Toro should have been perfect for The Wolfman, and it is his involvement in the project that attracted most critics to it, but his performance is mostly disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
December 31, 2010
Joe Johnston turns a classic monster into an anaemic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John DeVore
Premiere Magazine
February 12, 2010
Unfortunately, there is too much "man," and not enough "wolf."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven Snyder
Techland
February 10, 2010
You know a horror film's in trouble when the morning-after scene is more satisfying than the 'night before.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
February 16, 2010
The Wolfman is uninspired, barely coherent and often remarkably boring; it is a mongrel of a film, and the scars of its troubled production are all too visible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 12, 2010
The root problem with The Wolfman is that it's a hybrid. It tries to fuse the gothic storytelling of the original with the violence and gore associated with modern horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 12, 2010
Anthony Hopkins portrays Sir John Talbot. Benicio Del Toro is prodigal son Lawrence. That's a great deal of acting sinew for an oddly anemic outing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 16, 2010
The movie just can't decide what it is. It's part horror and part navel-gazing romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
June 1, 2010
It can't be a coincidence that all of the characters constantly talk about obligation. And Emily Blunt has the most telling line, "This place is impossible to escape." This was no doubt a professional edict for those on the set.
Maddy Myers
Boston Phoenix
February 18, 2010
Horror fans won't be impressed by The Wolfman's crude editing; romance fans will feel unfulfilled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
February 12, 2010
The Wolfman more closely resembles a slasher flick with an A-list cast than the Universal horror cycle that it derives from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2010
Snore, snore, fur, snore, snore, blood.
| Original Score: C-
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
February 11, 2010
Johnston's direction sidesteps suspense to deliver a surplus of tactless, out-of-nowhere jump scares that are more irritating than frightening.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
February 13, 2010
I'll give it a star and a half -- but only because I'm too professional to give it a full moon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
March 5, 2010
The action is fine. The casting is a bit of a disappointment. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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