The Wolf Man Reviews

April 13, 2020
It finds modern sophistication and cultured intellects unprepared to deal with a threat that's already at hand, maybe even under our own skin.
April 13, 2020
The whole thing is nonsensical, but occasionally strangely compelling.
April 13, 2020
Lon Chaney, junior, has his first big role as The Wolf Man, but it would take a genius to "get away" with this role.
April 7, 2015
The Wolf Man serves its horror straight. A very substantial cast undertakes to sell believably a tale of superstitious folklore.
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.
October 8, 2008
A stodgy Universal thriller from 1941, redeemed by a name-heavy cast and by Lon Chaney Jr.'s lumbering, affable performance in the title role.
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.