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The Wolfman (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  12 February 2010 (USA)
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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.



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Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre lobo  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,367,849 (UK) (12 February 2010)


$61,937,495 (USA) (26 March 2010)

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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Was at first slated to hit cinemas in 2007, but difficulties to find a director made this release date impossible. Then a new release date was set for February 2009, then November 2009 and then finally February 2010. See more »


When Lawrence Talbot is walking back to Talbot Hall, he passes a tablet that states it is 16 miles to Blackmoor. In 1891, the metric system was not yet popular in Europe. Even in 2014, much of Britain still holds out on the metric system in favour of imperial measurements (miles, yards etc.) for distances. See more »


Colonel Montford: What if it wasn't a beast at all, but a cunning murderer? Someone who bore a grudge against one of these men. To misdirect the authorities, he kills the men, and then he tears up the bodies to make it look like a wild beast was responsible?
Constable Nye: Ridiculous! Who would go to such lengths?
Kirk: What about that gypsy dancing bear? It could have done it.
Colonel Montford: That mangy thing? Kill three men? I doubt it.
Reverend Fisk: I saw the bodies with my own eyes. Unnatural wounds. Most unnatural. Made by a fell creature I'd say.
Kirk: Damn ...
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo at the start is the one from the 1940s, as a homage to the time when the original Wolfman was made. See more »

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User Reviews

How do you summary a remake you've loved so much as a whole?A masterful executed movie
13 February 2010 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

The beautiful compositions of Danny Elfman, the sets, or the atmosphere Joe Johnston has created, or of course the stunning performances of Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving.How do i begin...

I'll keep it short.I've just came back from the movies and i must say-"The Wolfman" is the best remake I've ever seen.We live in a world, filled with bad to worse remakes, only a few of them above average.But this was really good, especially when you're waiting for it such a long time.

The leads were good.I was a little disappointed of sir Anthony Hopkins's acting, but in the end, there is a reason that may explain this a little.Benicio Del Toro was good as well, but i felt so close to Emily Blunt, and even to Hugo Weaving (who soon should have a knight title of his own).They were very convincing, i loved them.

Joe Johnston has done his job very well-the movie was emotional at moments, and gory and scary, when needed.The kills were very impressive and there were some "jump" scenes of good quality and were very well added too.The good jump scenes are something one could see very rare in such a good quality.But here there were even a few of them.The set decoration was great-London well-adjusted to 1891, the weapons, costumes and language of the people, the atmosphere, as well.

The Wolfman is a great remake with great actors and performances.Stunning! My rate: *****/*****

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