The Wolfman
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Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of a man who experiences an unsettling transformation after he returns to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and gets attacked by a rampaging werewolf. When Ben Talbot (Simon Merrells) vanishes into thin air, his brother Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. Upon reuniting with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins), however, he discovers a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares. Ben is dead; the victim of a savage attack by a beast that keeps the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

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"When the beast finally bursts forth, the character becomes, for the most part, a digitally augmented blur -- there's no room for a performance underneath all the 0s and 1s."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Actors fulminate and masticate, spit, scowl and sob; what a gas it is to watch them overact with joy and conviction."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Who would have thought that only six weeks into 2010 we would have a contender for worst film of the year?"
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"It truly is a modern spin on a classic, in almost all of the worst ways."
‑ John Gholson, Cinematical
"What's missing in this Wolfman is something timeless: the human cost that gives tragic meaning to the metamorphosis and potential cure."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"With its mist-shrouded sets, gruesome slaughter and copious CGI, this is a surprisingly respectful updating of the 1941 Universal original."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"An ill-considered, utterly unnecessary remake."
‑ James Adams, Globe and Mail
"There is a better movie in here, lost in the edit and screaming to get out, but unfortunately, this Wolfman is howling at a moon that's only half-full."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Given its troubled path to the big screen, The Wolfman (2010) is far better than it has any right to be."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Joe Johnston turns a classic monster into an anaemic bore."
‑ Don Groves, sbs.com.au
"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."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"The Wolfman, hokey and uneven though it is, [has] the kind of authentic emotional hook that too many horror movies today don't have."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The movie keeps the traditional look of the Wolfman and uses a mixture of practical effects and digital wizardry."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"I was dumbly entertained in spite of (or maybe because of) all that."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"The only thing scary about Joe Johnston's The Wolfman is that it exists. The fact that people, nay professionals, spent several years working on this picture genuinely upsets me."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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