Critic Review - Boston Phoenix

Although it's been hailed by many, I found Sean Penn's film to be the tale of a megalomaniac as told by a narcissist.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comments (3)
Boston Phoenix

Comments

Mark Rosenberg

Mark Rosenberg

you managed to miss the entire point of the film, the book, and McCandless' actual life. Good critic

Dec 30 - 01:51 PM

Emily Mc

Emily Mc

Yep... That's about it Mark. So actually having to exercise a brain and delve up thought provoking ideas... and... oh no... not analytical introspection!?! Peter Keough couldn't POSSIBLY go there, as it's too confronting. Better to just be a lazy sod and give the movie a bad rap... and make himself look good (?) in the process. Yeah, that's much easier! What a cop out.

Mar 31 - 09:32 PM

Chris Ladouceur

Chris Ladouceur

You couldn't possible sound more foolish. i am not going to challenge your criticism but Chris Mccandless is not a megalomaniac he had a dream to escape this post bordem culture who cares only about themselves so before you write a review you should go out to the stampede trail and hike to the bus. when you see the beauty of the nature surrounding it you will change your mind about Chris instantly. But on that, you are judging Chris Mccandless as a person when you have no right to do so. you think you know about him because you watched a movie where sean penn portrays his story, and thats just not right. :(

Jun 14 - 08:08 PM

Jennifer Saad

Jennifer Saad

Wow, this is kind of true. He was a bit of a megalomaniac. He didn't need anybody, he was gonna make it on his own. A prideful soul. It's still great to see this on film though, puts us all in our places.

Sep 28 - 10:44 AM

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