Reviews

  • May 13, 2014

    This is an excellent adventure about survival & triumph over so many obstacles that continually emerge along the way as a grandfather & grandson bond over the tumultuous journey.

    This is an excellent adventure about survival & triumph over so many obstacles that continually emerge along the way as a grandfather & grandson bond over the tumultuous journey.

  • Apr 12, 2014

    2014-04-12 - and no, Jason Owens, they don't take a trip to the mountainous woods together on purpose - their plane crashes - did you even see the movie?

    2014-04-12 - and no, Jason Owens, they don't take a trip to the mountainous woods together on purpose - their plane crashes - did you even see the movie?

  • Feb 09, 2014

    Straight to TV movie says it all. Filled with far too many cliches to endure. This plot seems like 100's of other films showing the lack of originality of Hollywood. Acting is OK not great.

    Straight to TV movie says it all. Filled with far too many cliches to endure. This plot seems like 100's of other films showing the lack of originality of Hollywood. Acting is OK not great.

  • Dec 20, 2011

    The old man could warm the coldest heart. Great dialogue, great action, thrilling suspense. Please watch it. It is the most underrated film of the 90s.

    The old man could warm the coldest heart. Great dialogue, great action, thrilling suspense. Please watch it. It is the most underrated film of the 90s.

  • Mar 13, 2010

    its more of a family film

    its more of a family film

  • Mar 11, 2010

    Decent movie, nothing special, seen worse

    Decent movie, nothing special, seen worse

  • Deb S Super Reviewer
    Nov 01, 2009

    Dennis Weaver gives a terrific performance as an aging Marine vet who bonds with his grandson after their small chartered airplane crashes. Weaver shows resourcefulness, courage, and just the right amount of vulnerability as they make their way through the wilderness

    Dennis Weaver gives a terrific performance as an aging Marine vet who bonds with his grandson after their small chartered airplane crashes. Weaver shows resourcefulness, courage, and just the right amount of vulnerability as they make their way through the wilderness

  • Jason O Super Reviewer
    Sep 14, 2009

    A boy, Pete, is very close to his grandfather (Dennis Weaver). While Pete and his parents are visiting the old timer that has seen many good and bad times in years past, Pete hears some news that he didn't want to hear. To get away from the harsh reality of the bad news that life just threw them, Pete and his grandpa take a trip to the mountainous woods in order to spend some time quality time together. Never did they expect something bad to happen which would cause them to get lost in the upbeat wilderness that never rests. To say the least, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" is full of adventure once the two get lost. They'll have to deal with hungry wolves, frightening heights, fast flowing rivers that can chill you to the bone (not to mention that it's the cold season), and much more. It'll not only take teamwork, but a lot of luck will also come in handy for them to get through this expedition alive. Granted, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" doesn't have the best acting that anybody's ever seen (Dennis Weaver, the Grandpa, is great though), and it may be a little cliched, but it's still a good movie, especially for all you adventure fans out there. There's also a lot of nice scenery to take in while watching the film. So, regardless of the fact that you've probably never even heard of this movie (I hadn't till tonight), give it a shot by watching it on TV, or better yet, buy the movie. It's worth it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002. A movie I'd never heard of but just happened to be flipping through the channels and found - glad I did! The release date on Flixster is totally wrong, cause I watched and review this on Amazon in 2002.

    A boy, Pete, is very close to his grandfather (Dennis Weaver). While Pete and his parents are visiting the old timer that has seen many good and bad times in years past, Pete hears some news that he didn't want to hear. To get away from the harsh reality of the bad news that life just threw them, Pete and his grandpa take a trip to the mountainous woods in order to spend some time quality time together. Never did they expect something bad to happen which would cause them to get lost in the upbeat wilderness that never rests. To say the least, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" is full of adventure once the two get lost. They'll have to deal with hungry wolves, frightening heights, fast flowing rivers that can chill you to the bone (not to mention that it's the cold season), and much more. It'll not only take teamwork, but a lot of luck will also come in handy for them to get through this expedition alive. Granted, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" doesn't have the best acting that anybody's ever seen (Dennis Weaver, the Grandpa, is great though), and it may be a little cliched, but it's still a good movie, especially for all you adventure fans out there. There's also a lot of nice scenery to take in while watching the film. So, regardless of the fact that you've probably never even heard of this movie (I hadn't till tonight), give it a shot by watching it on TV, or better yet, buy the movie. It's worth it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2002. A movie I'd never heard of but just happened to be flipping through the channels and found - glad I did! The release date on Flixster is totally wrong, cause I watched and review this on Amazon in 2002.

  • Feb 12, 2009

    A boy, Pete, is very close to his grandfather (Dennis Weaver). While Pete and his parents are visiting the old timer that has seen many good and bad times in years past, Pete hears some news that he didn't want to hear. To get away from the harsh reality of the bad news that life just threw them, Pete and his grandpa take a trip to the mountainous woods in order to spend some time quality time together. Never did they expect something bad to happen which would cause them to get lost in the upbeat wilderness that never rests. To say the least, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" is full of adventure once the two get lost. They'll have to deal with hungry wolves, frightening heights, fast flowing rivers that can chill you to the bone (not to mention that it's the cold season), and much more. It'll not only take teamwork, but a lot of luck will also come in handy for them to get through this expedition alive. Granted, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" doesn't have the best acting that anybody's ever seen (Dennis Weaver, the Grandpa, is great though), and it may be a little cliched, but it's still a good movie, especially for all you adventure fans out there. There's also a lot of nice scenery to take in while watching the film.

    A boy, Pete, is very close to his grandfather (Dennis Weaver). While Pete and his parents are visiting the old timer that has seen many good and bad times in years past, Pete hears some news that he didn't want to hear. To get away from the harsh reality of the bad news that life just threw them, Pete and his grandpa take a trip to the mountainous woods in order to spend some time quality time together. Never did they expect something bad to happen which would cause them to get lost in the upbeat wilderness that never rests. To say the least, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" is full of adventure once the two get lost. They'll have to deal with hungry wolves, frightening heights, fast flowing rivers that can chill you to the bone (not to mention that it's the cold season), and much more. It'll not only take teamwork, but a lot of luck will also come in handy for them to get through this expedition alive. Granted, "Escape From Wildcat Canyon" doesn't have the best acting that anybody's ever seen (Dennis Weaver, the Grandpa, is great though), and it may be a little cliched, but it's still a good movie, especially for all you adventure fans out there. There's also a lot of nice scenery to take in while watching the film.

  • Oct 26, 2008

    I really don't watch a lot of family films, this one i saw on TV...and it was exiting, i accually wondered what would happen at almost all times!!! At the end, i accually started crying, lol...when the diabetes-guy (grandpa) and his son said they loved each other...=) It was really emotional, and it was accually exiting and...it was just...it was really nice=)=)=) It struk me right away, this was a six-star movie...

    I really don't watch a lot of family films, this one i saw on TV...and it was exiting, i accually wondered what would happen at almost all times!!! At the end, i accually started crying, lol...when the diabetes-guy (grandpa) and his son said they loved each other...=) It was really emotional, and it was accually exiting and...it was just...it was really nice=)=)=) It struk me right away, this was a six-star movie...