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2.6
514 Ratings

Wolf

Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, 1994
Drama, Horror, Romance

Synopsis

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

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Wolf Directed by Mike Nichols

Critics reviews

Before it devolves into a rambling, spittling creature feature with a hirsute Jack scaling walls with Peter Pan–like bounding leaps, Wolf has an appealingly glossy sheen. It’s the kind of horror movie designed to make you feel like you’re not watching a horror movie. If you’re feeling charitable you could say it’s a hybrid form, but the film is largely unsatisfying as either a workplace drama or monster movie—it’s too goofy for the former and far too tasteful for the latter.
October 28, 2013
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What are people saying?

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Wolf

    Watched this on TV. A very old TV. It was half high-def picture, half burnt pixels. Probably that heightened my experience. For the most part, I was totally engaged. There's something about the old school approach to storytelling that worked for me. There were shades of The Fly except for... well, pretty much everything that was good about Cronenberg's film. Nichols lets it all fall apart on the third act.

  • Z's rating of the film Wolf

    Pure class and high style. Jack Nicholson kills as the literate, intelligent, betrayed Will Randall who fatefully discovers his inner alpha-beast. Loved this movie from it's opening frames as Ennio Morricone's haunting and seductive score enveloped my ear drums. Watching this cast of accomplished actors chew on such wry, tart dialogue is a genuine and all too rare pleasure these days. A mature genre film for adults.

  • Dzimas's rating of the film Wolf

    To think this was the same guy who gave us The Graduate and other great films. He takes a book by Jim Harrison that was about a young man hunting for elusive gray wolves in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and turns it into a campy werewolf movie. Go figure?

  • anarresti's rating of the film Wolf

    Somehow this has an original take one the subject. And the cinematography makes it work, even if there isn't a brilliant story to make it great.

  • Adam GR's rating of the film Wolf

    Mike Nichols??? I....I don't know what to think about anyone's career after seeing this movie. Except James Spader, that makes sense. A film about business sans business, a werewolf movie sans werewolves. When did Michelle Pfeiffer get bitten? Does it matter? No.

  • Dalibor's rating of the film Wolf

    Interesting take on corporate America, personifying it with a legend of bloodsucking beasts roaming the night, attacking the (semi)-innocents. The analogy itself isn't all that bad, with a certain charm and good humor, but doesn't go far beyond goofing around with jumpin' Jack Nicholson and slimy Spader. Subtle and unconventional in one way, but it just constantly feels predictable.

  • Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Wolf

    Jack Nicholson is perfectly cast as a man turned to werewolf and James Spader is his perfect slimeball nemesis at work. The story seem to first go somewhere more original before it turns to a standard thriller with a rushed ending. Slow-motion action sequences make the movie feel like a TV reboot of "The Six Million Dollar Werewolf Man". Christopher Plummer is cool as always though.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Wolf

    Une remise à jour des mythes lycanthropes extrêmement décevante, à la réalisation poussive et au scénario bâclé. Sans grand intérêt... www.cinefiches.com

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