Wolf (1994)

Werewolves '90s style, are the focus of this sophisticated, often funny, hair-raising horror flick. Jack Nicholson plays the werewolf. Will Randall, the chief editor of a publishing house, hasn't been feeling well since he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 1997
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

If he'd followed through, Mike Nichols might have made a brilliant picture -- seems he just couldn't bear to look a gift wolf in the mouth.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An effective attempt to place a werewolf story in an incongruous setting, with the closely observed details of that setting used to make the story seem more believable.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A fine little fable of business world mores that has the gross misfortune to turn into a horror film at a time when nobody quite knew what horror was.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Nichols has crafted a rapturous romantic thriller with a darkly comic subtext about what kills human values.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a wonderfully entertaining and beautifully performed film.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A guaranteed good time for anyone looking for a different kind of horror film...

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A sometimes shaky, always enchanting Beauty and the Beast story for grown-ups that is the very essence of smart fun -- droll, sophisticated and surprisingly, pleasingly light.

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James Berardinelli

Monster movies are supposed to frighten the audience; this one fails utterly in that arena.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Mike Nichols' underrated 1994 hybrid not only of wolf and man, but also of satire and horror...an eccentric film that may well be regarded, decades hence, as a movie classic. [Blu-ray]

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Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Jack Nicholson is totally commmited into his role and is probably the best part of… More
Zach Brehany
Like the legends of the vampires, werewolves are one of the most abused and tainted urban Legends and folklores out there and it is hard to make one that takes… More
Kevin M. Williams
Mike Nichols directs this update of the wolfman myth with Jack Nicholson as the victim/monster. Here its played interestingly as sort of a desirable thing, a… More
Conner Rainwater
I really enjoyed this re-imagining of The Wolf Man a lot. Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader were all perfect for their roles. I actually… More
Curtis Lilly
Hm. Not great for sure, but not terrible. The end was pretty dumb.
Jason Owens
Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is the senior editor of a big book company and his life isn't as great as he would like it to be. However, things drastically… More