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drama, horror, romance, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

A mild-mannered book editor (Jack Nicholson) bitten by a wolf goes for the throat of all who have betrayed him. Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars.

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- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Glossy werewolf horror/comedy that fails to make its mark on the genre.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Director Mike Nichols emphasizes the film's Kafkaesque metamorphosis, a metaphor for the nightmarish experience of becoming different from most people and less valued; I won't be surprised if some viewers see it as allegory about AIDS.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

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 thought the traditional werewolf look worked well, they didn't need to have an effects driven monster. It's certainly a change in Mike Nichols usual style, which was nice. It's a lot of fun and definitely worthy of the character. In fact, it might just be my favorite version of the story.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, December 8, 2010

3 stars

Was Jack born to play this, I think so. He's a great wolf with his snarling smile and evil eyes. Pfeiffer is hot as hell and the two smoulder. Its a nice idea for the genre but its alittle lame to be honest. The yellow eyes of the werewolfs are good and kinda the films key contribution for their wolf look, but its Jacks weirdness that you wanna see.

- phubbs1, Saturday, July 18, 2009

4 stars

Saw this on AMC this week. Was a childhood favorite and still a favorite now, especially since the main characters are in the publishing industry. A great thriller with some of my favorite actors. Minimalistic wolf stylings are effective and probably planted the idea in my head that a younger Nicholson would have made a great Logan/Wolverine.

- Stinger839, Sunday, April 5, 2009