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Parents' Guide to

The Wolfman

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Official monster remake is extra gory -- and a bit flat.

Movie R 2010 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 17+

The Wolfman tuned up

Wolfman of a new generation. Buckets of gore. In consumerism one of the many classic werewolf to have in the DVD and Blu Ray collection.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

The Wolfman


This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (25 ):

The new WOLFMAN makes an earnest attempt to keep some of the spooky atmosphere and tragic character depth of its predecessor, along with the expected new, high levels of gore. But somehow the characters never spark to life, the atmosphere seems uncertain, and the bloody scenes wind up becoming the film's highlight.

It's as if, in their obsession with both updating and staying true to the source material, the filmmakers forgot the central theme: the battle between man's intellectual and primal sides. The movie never warms up enough to elicit any human emotions, nor does it ever cut loose enough to feel completely crazy. Del Toro, with his sad, soulful eyes, seems perfect to step into Lon Chaney Jr.'s shoes, but he doesn't show enough vulnerability; the character is too determined. Likewise, Blunt's character is underwritten and seems a waste of her talents. The original is still better.

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