Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. 38
    Delpy's injection of class into an otherwise classless production raises the specter of what this film could have been with a better script and a better cast surrounding her.
  2. A slapdash, poorly acted, paint-by-numbers teen horror comedy, the sequel is too frenetically edited to build any suspense, and its special effects are strictly bargain basement.
  3. 25
    Any plot discipline (necessary so that we care about some characters and not the others) has been lost in an orgy of special effects and general mayhem.
  4. The cruddy, shot-in-a-warehouse settings are especially depressing, since the computer-generated special effects seem to be taking place in another movie entirely (a far livelier one). [9 Jan 1998, p. 47]
  5. 20
    Ugly Americans in Paris have run-ins with the native werewolf culture in this horror-for-laughs story, in which the characters' stupidity and the deadpan acting are out of sync--instead of being campy or clever, the plot and performances are just unconvincing.
  6. A painfully anemic variation on John Landis' 1981 winner, "An American Werewolf in London." While the original had both wit and poignancy--and an affectionate and knowing tip-of-the-hat to werewolf movies past--this slapdash, silly new edition is so cut-rate it has Luxembourg and Amsterdam standing in for the City of Light.
  7. It's all too silly to bother. Without style and attitude, nothing gets old faster than horror.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. May 30, 2013
    1
    This movie sucked when it came out, and it has aged horribly. The CGI is awful, the story is stale, and the laughs are forced.

    An American
    Werewolf in London is way better. Full Review »
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    10
    epic
  3. Sep 22, 2012
    2
    While I did not enjoy the first film an american werewolf in Paris is dreadful in almost every category. The acting is horrible including Julie Delpy who was so good in before sunrise and sunset. The film is not scary or funny it trades stupid humor over campyness and horrible CG instead of dark make-up werewolves. I hated all the characters and the relationship between the two leads. Full Review »