The Wolfman Reviews

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February 18, 2010
This is the rare blockbuster that offers its characters - and its audience - no shelter.
February 16, 2010
With its mist-shrouded sets, gruesome slaughter and copious CGI, this is a surprisingly respectful updating of the 1941 Universal original.
February 16, 2010
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.
February 16, 2010
The Wolfman delivers plenty of scares and an abundance of eviscerations, but director Joe Johnston doesn't take the film anywhere unexpected.
February 16, 2010
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.
February 12, 2010
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.
February 12, 2010
Actors fulminate and masticate, spit, scowl and sob; what a gas it is to watch them overact with joy and conviction.
February 12, 2010
An ill-considered, utterly unnecessary remake.
February 12, 2010
The Wolfman, hokey and uneven though it is, [has] the kind of authentic emotional hook that too many horror movies today don't have.
February 12, 2010
Benicio Del Toro pulls off a nifty trick in The Wolfman: He makes turning into a werewolf look as dull as doing your taxes.
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.
February 12, 2010
Consider The Wolfman a pedigreed genre yarn, mindful of its precedents but nimble enough to have a good time in the here and now.
February 12, 2010
It's exactly what it's supposed to be: an upscale goth B-movie with dark humor and buckets of blood.
February 12, 2010
While it's sleeker and more sophisticated than the Chaney version, this new Wolfman isn't any scarier.
February 12, 2010
Like buffalo meat, The Wolfman is a little too lean for its own good.
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.
February 12, 2010
This Wolfman is a howler but not in a good way.
February 11, 2010
The violence is horrific, but it's not scary.
February 11, 2010
It doesn't know whether it wants to be dark and moodily glamorous or ridiculous and gory -- it's a creature feature suffering from extreme class consciousness.
February 11, 2010
A film that begins in an eerie gothic mist of suggestion-and turns into a toothless exercise in the obvious.
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