Wolf (1994)

Jack Nicholson becomes a werewolf in this bizarre comedy-horror film directed by Mike Nichols. Nicholson plays Will Randall, a book editor with a testosterone deficit who has just been sacked at his publishing firm by a new boss, Raymond… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 17, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 21, 1997
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Critic Score: 62% 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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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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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Much of Wolf can be devoured with pleasure. To be more interested in philanthropy than lycanthropy may be a fault to the good.

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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.

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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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

The film isn't a waste of time, and works rather well for about two- thirds of its length as a comedy of business life. For a horror film or a serious exploration of the divided nature of modern man, you need to look elsewhere.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Nichols has allowed Wolf to evolve from a well-mounted, supernatural drama to goofy camp.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a wonderfully entertaining and beautifully performed film.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
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