Call of the Wild 3D (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 … More

Rating: PG (for some violence, language, thematic material, and brief smoking)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Jack London, Leland Douglas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 22, 2009
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as "Grandpa" Bill Hale

as Ryan Hale

as Hatcher

as Sheriff Taylor

as Dr. Spencer
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Critic Reviews for Call of the Wild 3D

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | September 1, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Even comparing itself to the beloved book makes this clunky and supposedly family-friendly drama seem worse than it already is.

Full Review… | June 11, 2009
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Call of the Wild 3D

A 10 year old girl is visiting her grandfather who reads the classic novel "Call of the Wild" to her every night. They find a wounded wolf/dog, and nurse him back to good health and try to keep it but Buck is wild at heart and yearns for the wilderness. Great scenery and there is even a dog sled race. Will he stay or return to the wilderness? Watch and find out.

Deb S

Super Reviewer


Cute one. I really enjoy watching these kind of movies that involve animals. This was a very good story.

Valerie Villarreal

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