Howl

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62%

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Total Count: 13

37%

Audience Score

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Young ambitious ticket collector Joe is overseeing the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night - the usual collection of passengers on board from the obnoxious teen to the workaholic businesswoman. Suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks, but the investigating driver never returns.

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Critic Reviews for Howl

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

  • Soon it all gets bloody as the (somewhat unconvincing) lycanthrope goes loco on the locomotive.

    Oct 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Auspicious directing and acting, but ends with a whimper.

    Oct 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A werewolf movie without humour is like a vampire picture without prosthetic teeth.

    Oct 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Guardian
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  • The werewolf doesn't have a personality and Howl ultimately suffers from as well, never quite sure how serious to take its own characters and their predicament and yet never going the full on B-movie parody root.

    Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The werewolf may be the least over-used mythical monster in the horror pantheon. You've likely seen fewer werewolf movies than those with vampires or zombies but that doesn't mean that this hairy cousin is any less revered.

    Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Howl is neither a biopic about the poem's author Allen Ginsberg, nor does it delve into any other poem in his literary oeuvre. These are the first of many missteps that the producers take.

    Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Howl

  • Aug 02, 2017
    A train breaks down in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, and there's a full moon in the sky. If you enjoy the idea of werewolves but are perhaps not happy with how they've been treated cinematically for say, ummm, the last 20 years or so, then close your eyes, tap your heels together 3 times, and turn around and give this one a chance ... you can go home again ... the first decent werewolf movie I've seen in, like, forever. And even scary, too. Zowie.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    "I am sick of these motherfucking werewolves on this motherfucking train!" Pulp-y Monster Movie with just enough going for it to keep you entertained.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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