The Wolfman Reviews
Posted 02.11.10 by reelz
The Wolfman was supposed to be released last fall, and delayed pics are almost always bad. So far, it sounds like this star-studded remake is the rule, not the exception.
"...makes a satisfactory date movie for Valentine's Day, which is more than can be said for Valentine's Day."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Not bad enough to be considered a camp, guilty pleasure, it's more of a dull, defanged dirge with the reliably intriguing Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins turning in oddly disaffected performances."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...a high-toned, bloody but otherwise bloodless effort to resurrect one of Universal's venerable horror franchises for modern times."
— Todd McCarthy, Variety
— Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"...awkward and dumbfounding, for there's no joy to the way Johnston's dreary hack job clunkily dishes out exposition, gracelessly cobbles together its scenes, cheapily attempts to scare us, and lazily rests on the laurels of crude makeup and visual effect work that would have you believe there haven't been any advances in these crafts since Lon Cheney Jr. donned latex for the part of the wolfman he famously played in George Waggner's 1941 film of the same name."
— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine