Wolf

  • 15
  • Mike Nichols (1994)
  • US
  • 120 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Everything is right about this film apart from the direction. Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer are suitably stellar - he as the middle-aged book editor, she as his boss's daughter, but their burgeoning romance is cursed by the fangs of a werewolf. Giuseppe Rotunno's glossy photography lends a sinister sophistication, Ennio Morricone's eerie score plays on our unease and make-up maestro Rick Baker's transformations combine ingenuity with a real sense of agony. But director Mike Nichols is so interested in the romantic entanglements that he forgets to make the horror horrific. While this is more a study in pain than a shocker, it could still do with a tad more menace and a lot less refinement.

Plot Summary

Horror starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer. The day after being bitten by a wolf, publishing executive Will Randall attends a party given by his company's new owner and is told he is being demoted. Disturbed by the news, Randall begins to feel ill and notices alarming changes in his physical appearance.

Cast and crew

Cast

Will Randall
Jack Nicholson
Laura Alden
Michelle Pfeiffer
Stewart Swinton
James Spader
Charlotte Randall
Kate Nelligan
Detective Bridger
Richard Jenkins
Raymond Alden
Christopher Plummer
Mary
Eileen Atkins
Roy
David Hyde Pierce
Dr Vijay Alezias
Om Puri
Doctor
Ron Rifkin
Maude
Prunella Scales
George
Peter Gerety
Party guest
Allison Janney
Party guest
Madhur Jaffrey
Cop
David Schwimmer

Crew

Director
Mike Nichols

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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