Wild America (1997)



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Movie Info

The sap runneth over in this unpaved road movie based on the formative years of real-life nature filmmakers Marshall, Mark and Marty Stouffer.

Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: David Michael Wieger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 1997
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Marshall Stouffer

as Mark Stouffer

as Marty Stouffer Jr.

as Agnes Stouffer

as Marty Stouffer Sr.

as Stango

as D.C.

as Julie Anne

as Old Native Woman

as Dr. Pierce

as Donna Pierce

as Woman at Gravesite

as D.C. Gang Member

as Swoon Girl #1

as Swoon Girl #2

as Swoon Girl #3

as Bigfoot the Mountain...
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Critic Reviews for Wild America

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12)

It's decent family fare.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Washington Post
Top Critic

Wild America feels like something the Walt Disney company produced for junior-high-classroom consumption 30 years ago.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The antic coming of age of three Arkansas brothers centers the amusing and entertaining Wild America.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Wild America often feels like a MMMBop-ish Hanson brothers music video redone for the Discovery Channel.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

The movie, ostensibly a chronicle of nature, has no patience at all for the processes of nature: It's cut like a music video, with stuff just happening really fast.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Supposedly, Wild America is a family film, but I can't figure out which members of the family it's intended for.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wild America

Wild America was a good little film with a decent cast, story and directing. This film isn't as bad as so many others have said it would be. The film has an interesting and fun story, and the cast is pretty good considering that overall they're not very good actors in general terms to begin with. Wild America is fun entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. There's a nice blend of comedy and drama that gives it a unique viewing experience, and like I said, the cast for what they do, do it well, despite the fact that most aren't good. I enjoyed the film and how it was different from other drama comedy films, and it was a flawed, but enjoyable film nonetheless. Wild America is adventure film that delivers some memorable comedic bits. Like every other comedy films, this film manages to be amusing and there are lots of good elements that people don't give credit to. This is a much better film than most people would care to admit, and I'm not a fan of the actors in question, but I give them credit for delivering something fun on-screen. If you're looking for an entertaining family film that has good laughs, adventure and a good story, this film is a good choice. Though flawed, Wild America is far from being a bad film, and I think it's fairly underrated, and deserves a bit more credit than all the flack it has received. This film is actually the best performances of Jonathan Taylor-Thomas and Devon Sawa who are overall bad actors. A must see for Adventure film fans looking for a good dose of comedy to boot.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Cutesy kid movie, but I got a little bored half way through. But some really nice scenery!

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

I love this in the fact that it's so much fun and a great story about brothers. The road story aspect also sets it apart from the majority of other coming of age dramas. I really thought the cast worked well together and made the biopic element come off a lot more accurate.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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