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The Wolfman [2010]


Upon returning home after the death of his brother, a man (Benicio Del Toro) is reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) and learns that an unseen monster has been killing and maiming villagers. When a werewolf bites him, he is cursed to face his own demons and his family's legacy. Also with Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Croft, Sam Hazeldine and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Joe Johnston. [2:05 - R]


thumbs up

"...A pleasant surprise, if 'pleasant' can be used to describe a brooding $100 million-plus diversion with this many beheadings and eviscerations."

- Michael Phillips

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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



Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
Kyle Smith | New York Post
John DeVore | Premiere
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Ray Greene | Boxoffice Magazine
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Claudia Puig | USA Today
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
James Adams | The Globe and Mail
Dana Stevens | Slate
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Joe Holleman | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Keith Phipps | Onion AV Club
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Michael Rechtshaffen | Hollywood Reporter
Todd McCarthy | Variety
Marc Savlov | Austin Chronicle
Helen O'Hara | Empire
Stephanie Zacharek | Salon.com
Rick Warner | Washington Post
Mike Scott | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Andy Klein | Christian Science Monitor
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Ernest Hardy | LA Weekly
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Keith Uhlich | Time Out New York

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