(2005)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Marks a return to a not-so-distant time when horror movies weren't soul-rotting atrocities but just enjoyably bad.
60
Until this past Friday, the worst werewolf film ever made was, hairy hands down, Mike Nichols' "Wolf." Cursed now assumes that dubious distinction and someone is going to have to try very hard to wrestle it away.
50
More an uninspired letdown than a flabbergasting turkey... One reason for this lack of bite lies in the werewolves themselves. They're a bit too teddy-bearish, even oddly cuddly, and the fright scenes work better when you don't see much of them.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The problem lies with Williamson's script, which feels as if it has been torn from different places and glued back together like a ransom note.
40
Empire
There is some fun to be had if you're in an undemanding frame of mind.
38
ReelViews
If there's the kernel of a good story buried somewhere deep in Cursed, it never pops. As werewolf movies go, this one is on par with "An American Werewolf in Paris," but at least that dud had plenty of gore and Julie Delpy's bare breasts to recommend it.
25
Entertainment Weekly
Screenwriter Kevin Williamson (the Scream trilogy), having bottomed out in the horror genre, now dips below bottom (there isn't a line that has his knowing sweet-and-sour zing).
25
A third-rate effort, with a weak script, cheap-looking effects and no genuine frights.
25
New York Daily News
It's hard to tell who is more Cursed - the pretty young people who turn into werewolves on screen or the people who buy tickets for this slow, witless, predictable horror flick.
25
New York Post
Unlike Cursed, which resorts to blatant but unconvincing gore and violence, "The Wolf Man" (1941) gets its point across through suggestion, makeup and spooky sets.
20
The Hollywood Reporter
Cursed, a modern-day werewolf tale that fails to provide either Craven's trademark chills or Williamson's trademark satirical wit, is a distinctly subpar film that, but for the current boxoffice streak enjoyed by such formulaic genre entries, deserved to go direct to video.

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