The Wolf Man 1941

Critics score:
94 / 100

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Theodore Strauss, New York Times: Without any build-up either by the scriptwriter or director, he is sent onstage, where he, looks a lot less terrifying and not nearly as funny as Mr. Disney's big, bad wolf. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: A stodgy Universal thriller from 1941, redeemed by a name-heavy cast and by Lon Chaney Jr.'s lumbering, affable performance in the title role. Read more

Hollywood Reporter: The Wolf Man serves its horror straight. A very substantial cast undertakes to sell believably a tale of superstitious folklore. Read more

Don Macpherson, Time Out: There's undeniable magic within the staid format. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The Wolf Man is a compactly-knit tale of its kind, with good direction and performances by an above par assemblage of players, but dubious entertainment. Read more