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The Wild Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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The animation here impresses more than in the equally defunct Madagascar, but everything else smacks of an easy money-making exercise of such dimwitted inanity even the youngest kids will see through it.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 6, 2006
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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The animation is exquisitely detailed, down to the lions' individually moving whiskers -- but when's the last time you enjoyed a cartoon for its realism?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 18, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Another animated film from 2006 that's right in that average category.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 17, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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As a movie that kids will enjoy with a few adult-oriented gags to keep parents from going completely insane with boredom, The Wild accomplishes its unambitious mission.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

April 14, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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A bulky, uneven script with too many narrative cul de sacs (including a pointlessly lengthy curling match at the zoo) makes it hard to stay interested in The Wild.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Technically, The Wild is impressive. Until you realize that the lifelike animated fur is the product of more professional care than the script.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The Wild may just be the most wildly derivative animated movie in ages.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Kids under 6 will dig it -- though the alligators and wildebeests might scare them. Certainly they scared this groan-up.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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So what if the story, once they get to Africa, is no better than Madagascar? It's hard to let wild predators do wild things when those wild things involve killing the other furry friends.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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With blah CG animation and scattershot punchlines, the movie fails to beat mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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These films take years to produce, so The Wild isn't exactly a ripoff -- but it isn't exactly fun, either.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The Wild isn't stuffed with pop references for bored parents, as Madagascar was, but its juvenile spirit is truly infectious.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 14, 2006
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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Storywise, The Wild is the most disappointing studio-level entry so far.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

April 14, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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The Wild pops out of the pack with its animation. Its visuals are fluid and detailed, and its backgrounds are better than those of recent rivals.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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As far as story is concerned, the whole thing feels like a rerun of a raucous Saturday-morning television show aimed at hell-raising five-year-olds.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There's nothing all that wild about The Wild, a tame but entertaining-enough computer-animated film from Disney.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

April 14, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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With Pixar now effectively partnered with Disney, one can hope that family entertainment as bland as The Wild will be taken off the menu.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Small moments of amusement -- and there are some -- can't compensate for either a feeling of familiarity or the sense that we're watching a minor helping of animation rather than a galvanizing movie event.

| Original Score: C

April 14, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Younger children will enjoy The Wild. For them, this is a three-star outing or better.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie has a lot more action than Ice Age: The Meltdown, which was essentially one long trek.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 14, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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This is a movie to make you cherish Pixar all the more; where every pixel and plot turn in Finding Nemo snaps organically into place, The Wild strains just to get to the end of a scene.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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As animated features go, it's strictly paint-by-numbers.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2006
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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The screen credit 'Directed by Steve 'Spaz' Williams' does not exactly make the heart flutter with anticipation.

April 14, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The Wild comes off as a toothless retread, even though it supposedly has been in the works for nine years.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 13, 2006
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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The Wild follows Samson the lion (voiced by Kiefer Sutherland) as he escapes from the zoo to rescue his cub who has stowed away on a ship bound for Africa.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 13, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The too-cool-for-school humor carries on incessantly, relentlessly, as if the four credited scriptwriters were paid by the gag.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 13, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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The filmmakers seem to think that noisy tumbling and colliding compensate for invention and wit.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

April 13, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a funny, compassionate, emotionally engaging movie that prompts both laughs and a lump in the throat.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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New seems a bit of a misnomer for Disney's latest animated release, The Wild. A more honest choice? Finding Madagascar.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

April 13, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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There are a lot of wisecracks in The Wild, but the script is less vital than the visual virtuosity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2006
Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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What's truly wild, and sad, about The Wild is that Disney, once the icon of animated originality, has been reduced to releasing this retread.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

April 13, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The animation is cheesy; the banter isn't funny; the score is noisy and grating; and the critters look like stuffed animals.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 13, 2006
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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Even acknowledging that children aren't the pickiest viewers, how many animated films about a band of sheltered, fractious New York zoo animals semi-accidentally escaping into the jungle does any viewer need over the course of a year?

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

April 13, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The film is a relentlessly loud and ultimately exhausting exercise only partially leavened by the usual heavy doses of wisecracking humor and visual gags.

April 12, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
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Uninspired character animation and obnoxious banter aside, The Wild is ultimately done in by the persistent stench of been-there-seen-that.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 12, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Earnest to the point of dullness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

April 12, 2006
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