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The Wild


Genre :

Animation, Adventure

Release Date :

April 14, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Steve 'Spaz' Williams

Starring :

Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard, Dominic Scott Kay, Joseph Siravo, Jonathan Kimmel, Greg Cipes, Jim Belushi, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind, William S

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..There isn't one clever joke to be found in the screenplay..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]
2 of 5

“..The Wild largely becomes an exercise in waiting for the ordinary and inevitable..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 4

“..the humor is too mild and the sentimental plot too often mired in treacle..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
1.5 of 4

“..Technologically incredible, aesthetically pretty hideous, and narratively lumpy..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4

“..So pathetically derivative..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4

“..isn't all that bad but it's not all that good, either..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
3 of 4

“..has a good director, snazzy visuals and some really funny animals..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..an undemanding and unremarkable effort..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
“..a relentlessly loud and ultimately exhausting exercise..”
by Frank Scheck [The Hollywood Reporter]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Nancy Churnin [The Dallas Morning News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [eFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Tasha Robinson [The Onion A.V. Club]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
2 of 4
Reviewed by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Gregory L. Amato [MovieFreak]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
Reviewed by Justin Chang [Variety]
Reviewed by Ron Yamauchi [Georgia Straight]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Allison Outhit [Exclaim!]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]

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