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The Wolf Man Reviews

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July 24, 2003
Apesar de ter se transformado em um personagem trágico e fascinante nos filmes posteriores da série (com seu constante desejo de morrer), Larry Talbot é apenas um monstro convencional e nada interessante neste primeiro capítulo.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2006
Without any build-up either by the scriptwriter or director, he is sent onstage, where he, looks a lot less terrifying and not nearly as funny as Mr. Disney's big, bad wolf.
January 26, 2006
There's undeniable magic within the staid format.
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2014
Horror movies today rely on gore and as many jump out of your seat moments as they can throw at you. This one relies on old fashioned atmosphere and acting ability and that's all it really needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 6, 2013
This Universal classic not only established Lon Chaney Jr as a horror star but also instigated most of the cinematic werewolf lore concerning pentagrams, the Moon and the fatality of silver.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2014
The original and only entry in the Wolf Man series that I truly like. Lon Chaney, Jr. was born to play the troubled Larry Talbot, a guy who gets bitten by a werewolf (Bela Lugosi) and openly laments his future as the hairiest man in Europe. Nicely done.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2009
A film of sometimes uncertain greatness that is nonetheless the most entertaining and effective Universal monster movie since Bride of Frankenstein.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2006
It's a good, solid film, held together by Chaney's appealing performance and great supporting players like Lugosi as Bela the gypsy who turns into a wolf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2007
In spite of its age, the emotional impact, and sheer terror hasn't lost its punch with great performances, and a tragic ending.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 13, 2010
Most horrifying is the potential inability to sway our own innately darker tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2008
The Wolf Man is a compactly-knit tale of its kind, with good direction and performances by an above par assemblage of players, but dubious entertainment.
March 10, 2009
The Wolf Man's tantamount pleasures are its economy and speed, its silvery manipulations of light and shadow, and the panache with which the lighting, the story, and the rich cast navigate [its] tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2004
A wonderfully campy horror film that made a star of Lon Chaney Jr. Despite its hokiness, it stills holds up.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A purely Hollywood hokum story of the lycanthropy legend, but done with much gusto and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 7, 2004
The key to getting some good, fun chills out of a silly old movie like The Wolf Man is atmosphere: Watch after midnight. Turn off the lights. Light a few candles. Don't let your feet dangle off the edge of the couch or bed.
April 15, 2005
It's not as boring as Dracula, but not nearly as inventive as, say, Bride of Frankenstein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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