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"The animal is out."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 6.3  (59,868)

Wolf is a 1994 horror-thriller film directed by Mike Nichols and stars Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and James Spader in lead roles. The film starts with Will Randall (Nicholson), the editor-in-chief of a publishing house, being bitten by a wolf while returning from an assignment in Vermont. This incident sets in motion a series of events that change his life forever.

After the attack, Will begins to experience strange physical changes and heightened sensory perceptions. He also finds himself attracted to Laura Alden (Pfeiffer), the daughter of the publishing house's owner. Meanwhile, Stewart Swinton (Spader), Will's protege, is trying to take over his position at the company, and he is seeking to undermine his credibility by spreading rumors that Will is going crazy.

As Will begins to transform into a wolf, he becomes more violent and aggressive, consuming raw meat and hunting animals in Central Park. He also starts to exhibit a superhuman ability to smell and track scents. Realizing that something is wrong with him, Will seeks out the help of Dr. Vijay Alezais (Om Puri), a doctor who has studied wolf attacks. Alezais concludes that Will's condition is rare, and that he is transforming into a wolf.

As the full moon approaches, Will's transformation becomes complete, and he starts to lose control of his actions. He becomes aware of the existence of a pack of wolves in New York, and he begins to interact with them. In the meantime, Laura discovers that Will is a wolf, and she is drawn to him. However, she is also aware that his behavior is becoming increasingly dangerous.

In the climax of the film, Stewart resolves to kill Will and become the editor-in-chief of the publishing house. He tries to shoot him, but at the last moment, Laura intervenes, and they both escape. Will confronts Stewart and fatally wounds him in a confrontation, after which he runs into the woods with Laura. They come across the wolf pack, and Will joins them, leaving Laura behind.

Wolf is a horror-thriller film that explores complex themes such as love, transformation, and animal instinct. Jack Nicholson's performance as Will is a highlight of the film, delivering an outstanding performance that showcases his range as an actor. Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of Laura is equally impressive, conveying both fear and attraction towards Will as his condition worsens. James Spader delivers a performance that is at once slick, charming, and callous as Stewart, the antagonist of the film.

The cinematography of Wolf is exceptional, capturing the beauty of New York City at night and the intensity of Will's wolf-like actions. The use of special effects is also noteworthy, particularly in the scenes where Will transforms into a wolf. The soundtrack of the film is composed by Ennio Morricone, and it sets the perfect tone for the film's dark and moody ambiance.

In conclusion, Wolf is a must-watch film for horror and thriller enthusiasts. The movie delves into the grey areas of human nature, where rationality is replaced by instinct, and love can be both beautiful and deadly. The performances of the lead actors, the cinematography, and the soundtrack make it a classic that remains relevant even today.

Wolf is a 1994 fantasy movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (59,868)