Wolf (1994) Movie Review

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Wolf (1994)

1994 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Romance
125 minutes / 2h 05min

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Wolf Plot Synopsis:

Worn down and out of luck, aging publisher Will Randall is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being bitten by a wolf, Will suddenly finds himself energized, more competitive than ever, and possessed with amazingly heightened senses. Meanwhile, the beautiful daughter of his shrewd boss begins to fall for him - without realizing that the man she's begun to love is gradually turning into the creature by which he was bitten.

Wolf (1994) Review

Wolf (1994) is a 2h 5-min rate R American romantic horror drama film that contains deceit, innocence, infidelity, backstabbing, and corruption. Mike Nichols (Closer (2004), The Graduate (1967), The Birdcage (1996), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)) did an exceptional job directing this superb film. Wolf is a fantastic film with a great solid storyline. The makeup was top notch and could not have been better - makeup did justice for the movie and made it all the better to watch. I admire the message that Wolf send across to its viewers about change, hope, and perseverance.

Will Randall (Jack Nicholson - The Shining (1980), The Departed (2006), As Good as It Gets (1997), Chinatown (1974)) had everything going for him until one night when everything went wrong. Will is an editor who was told Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer - Up (2009), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Sound of Music (1965)) that he has been demoted from his editor in chief position. As to make matters worse, his colleague/ protege Stewart Swinton (James Spader - Boston Legal (2004-2008), The Blacklist (2013-2016), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Stargate (1994)) was promoted to his position. Will was heading home when he was attacked by a wolf and bitten. He had a feeling that his wife was cheating on him with Stewart and heads over to Stewart’s house where he bit Stewart and ran upstairs to find his wife half naked in Stewart’s bed. What a terrible night.

Will began adapting to his new wolf life and started liking his new abilities but made the fatal mistake of turning Stewart into a wolf as well. Will began dating Raymond’s daughter Laura (Michelle Pfeiffer - Scarface (1983), Batman Returns (1992), What Lies Beneath (2000), Dark Shadows (2012)) leading her to get in between the battle of him and Stewart. It was a showdown that let us see the full moon transformation.

All of the actors gave us brilliant performances along with the editor doing a fantastic job putting this film together and the sound department rocking at their job. Wolf is a film that I would like to see again and think that it does not get the attention/recognition it deserves.

  • Wolf Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.48
  • IMDB: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.2

About Wolf 1994

Title: Wolf
Year: 1994
Runtime: 125 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.24/5 stars from 48,018 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 48,018
MPAA Rating: R
Wolf Cast Starring: Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Jack Nicholson, David Hyde Pierce, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Thomas F. Duffy, Allison Janney, Osgood Perkins, Kate Nelligan, William Hill, Joanna Sanchez, Om Puri, Lia Chang, Brian Markinson, Irene Cagen, Bradford English, David Schwimmer, Rawleigh Moreland, Oz Perkins, Jack Nisbet, Michael Raynor, Tom Oppenheim, Dale Kasman, Shirin Devrim, Jeffrey Allen O'Den, Antonio Royuela, Jose Soto, Kirby Mitchell, Van Bailey
Wolf Writers: Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick
Wolf Director: Mike Nichols
Production: Columbia Pictures
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA