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  • Summary: On the loose in Europe, three wild college grads from America bring their "Daredevil Tour" to Paris in search of some serious fun. There, Andy (Scott) falls for the beautiful and mysterious woman of his dreams (Delpy). The only problem is ... when the moon is full, Andy's dream girl turns into a total nightmare! (Buena Vista) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    An enjoyably trashy blend of impressive special effects, low-key refs to Landis's movie, and sudden moments of horror breaking the jokey tone.
  2. Given Waller's experience and budget, one might expect he could upgrade the B-movie acting and stock situations. He doesn't. The pay-off comes not in the story or acting, but the camera play and movement.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    The computer animation of the monsters here is a herky-jerky cartoon blur that is anything but scary.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. It's all too silly to bother. Without style and attitude, nothing gets old faster than horror.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Sep 22, 2012
    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. Collapse
  2. May 30, 2013
    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. Expand