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Call of the Wild (2009)

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Independent filmmaker {$Richard Gabai gives Jack London's literary classic a modern-day makeover with this family-friendly adventure. Nine-year-old city girl Ryan (Ariel Gade) is visiting her grandpa (Christopher Lloyd) in Montana and lamenting the lack of shopping malls when she befriends a wounded wild dog and names it Buck. As the annual sledding race draws near, Ryan and her new friends begin training Buck for the big day in hopes that he can win the gold. Can Buck's wild spirit be tamed in

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family

Leland Douglas, Jack London

Dec 22, 2009

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Alternately jerking the audience's tears and splashing snow in their faces, 3-D indie Call of the Wild loses focus (literally) but gets by on its good-hearted demeanor.

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Although Call of the Wild would have been a dime a dozen in a previous era, right now, it's so old it feels new again.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
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Even comparing itself to the beloved book makes this clunky and supposedly family-friendly drama seem worse than it already is.

June 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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