The Wolfman


The Wolfman

Critics Consensus

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



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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.


Benicio Del Toro
as Lawrence Talbot
Anthony Hopkins
as Sir John Talbot
Emily Blunt
as Gwen Conliffe
Art Malik
as Singh
Simon Merrells
as Ben Talbot
Hugo Weaving
as Aberline
Gemma Whelan
as Gwen's Maid
Mario Marin-Borquez
as Young Lawrence
Asa Butterfield
as Young Ben
Nicholas Day
as Colonel Montford
Michael Cronin
as Dr. Lloyd
David Sterne
as Mr. Kirk
David Schofield
as Constable Nye
Roger Frost
as Reverend Fisk
Rob Dixon
as Squire Strickland
Clive Russell
as MacQueen
Oliver Adams
as Gypsy Boy
Emil Hostina
as Gypsy Man/Bear Handler
Rick Baker
as Gypsy Man/First Killed
Emily Cohen
as Little Gypsy Girl
Jessica Manley
as Gypsy Mother
Dave Fisher
as Gypsy Man/Stones
Olga Fedori
as Young Gypsy Woman
Lorraine Hilton
as Mrs. Kirk
Antony Sher
as Dr. Hoenegger
John Owens
as Asylum Doctor #1
Barry McCormick
as Asylum Orderly
Ian Peck
as Creepy Guard
Richard James
as Asylum Doctor #2
David Keyes
as Custodian
Jake Nightingale
as Police Officer #2
C.C. Smiff
as Police Officer #3
Anthony Debaeck
as Gypsy Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Wolfman

All Critics (216) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (75) | Rotten (141)

  • This is the rare blockbuster that offers its characters - and its audience - no shelter.

    Feb 18, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • With its mist-shrouded sets, gruesome slaughter and copious CGI, this is a surprisingly respectful updating of the 1941 Universal original.

    Feb 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Del Toro looks about as dangerous as an urban fox snoozing in a compost bin and Blunt seems to be suffering from some residual Victorian queenliness. Looking in the mirror afterwards, I seemed pale from weariness.

    Feb 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Wolfman delivers plenty of scares and an abundance of eviscerations, but director Joe Johnston doesn't take the film anywhere unexpected.

    Feb 16, 2010
    Little White Lies
    Top Critic
  • The problem with this modern version of the old tale, however, is that it's basically a load of codswallop we can no longer swallow without choking.

    Feb 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • Benicio Del Toro stars in this lushly art-designed 19th-century period film, but his beefcake-gone-bad magnetism is not enough to justify sitting through a movie that's full of sound, fury and unintentional camp -- and is still bafflingly inert.

    Feb 12, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wolfman

  • Jan 29, 2016
    It had the potential to be a good horror flick, but it failed to deliver. What a waste of its great cast.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2015
    Another remake we never really wanted but we got it anyway and it's nothing great really, The story has been done loads of times in loads of films, It was predictable, The effects were not that great I expected the Wolfmen to look better but they looked cheap for a film anyway, It's very dark and gritty which I didn't mind it was acted well and it had some good gory action but apart from that it's not got allot going for it as it's nothing we haven't seen before and I'm sure we will see again and again in the future.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2014
    "You've done terrible things." Director Joe Johnston remakes the classic Universal Monster Movie The Wolfman as an ultraviolent horror film. After the death of his brother Lawrence Talbot returns to his family's estate and vows to kill the creature responsible, but during his pursuit he's bitten by a werewolf and becomes an unholy monster. Benicio Del Toro is horribly miscast as Talbot, and Anthony Hopkins' performance is completely phoned in. The gratuitous violence is also a problem, and makes it hard to view Talbot as a sympathetic victim. An ugly and soulless adaptation, The Wolfman is exploitative garbage.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 02, 2013
    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 S Super Reviewer

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