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The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

The Journey of Natty Gann

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Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 14
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 4
Fresh: 4
Rotten: 0

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Movie Info

Disney's The Journey of Natty Gann stars Meredith Salenger in the title role. During the Depression, Natty's father (Ray Wise) takes a job in a Northwestern lumber camp, leaving his daughter behind in Chicago with the promise that he'll send for her when he's put together enough money. Unwilling to wait that long, Natty runs away from her guardian (Lainie Kazan) and hops a freight bound for her dad's camp. In addition to the human friends she accrues along the way, including vagabond John Cusack … More

Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
Directed By:
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On DVD:
May 21, 2002
Runtime:


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Critic Reviews for The Journey of Natty Gann

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

Director Jeremy Paul Kagan extracts an engaging performance from Meredith Salenger as the heroine.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

There's a real sense of period, even if the film does occasionally become over-sentimental.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

As Wolf, a dog named Jed gives a forthright and believable performance. Miss Salenger, for her part, gives one, too, and she carries the movie nicely.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

It's nice to see a Disney film that follows the rules of the family-film genre as Walt laid them down.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This Disney feature is mildly entertaining, boasting great costumes by Wolsky, who was Oscar-nominated for his design.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Salenger is wonderful, and so is the wolf.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Another fondly remembered Disney flick absolutely flushed down the toilet by a pathetic full frame transfer. Sad news indeed.

Full Review… | September 2, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Highly satisfying drama set in the 1930s about a courageous young girl's search for her father.

Full Review… | September 1, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

A solid, action-packed road trip, with heartened performances.

August 9, 2002
Arizona Daily Star

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