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Something Wild Reviews

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August 27, 2018
Part screwball comedy and part thriller, the unpredictable turns of Something Wild indeed chart its characters' untamed, untapped inner resources.
March 5, 2018
Something Wild is undoubtedly a minor work in the oeuvre of all its major players, yet it is never less than charming, and at times is almost inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2017
Captures the tension of trying to stand out in cookie-cutter world without alienating everyone around you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2016
Radiantly human even as, and after, it erupts in violence and rage, "Something Wild" remains an astonishing rarity - a bittersweet romantic tragicomedy that's generally optimistic ... but also hesitant and harmful exactly where it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 20, 2011
The tones shift rampantly, which for some viewers can be disorienting and off-putting. But, if you're in tune with Demme's aesthetic, which usually runs counter to our cinematic intuition, it is a wild ride indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 17, 2011
It begins with a meet-cute and ends with a murder, and sandwiched in between those emotional extremes are romance, regret and revenge.
May 16, 2011
If you don't already know where it ends up then I assure you that you have no idea where it's going to end up.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 13, 2011
A fun, offbeat, and mildly subversive comedy ... with unexpected twists and ... a real sense of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2007
The third film in Demme's Small-Town America trilogy (the other two are Handle With Care and Melvin and Howard) centers on a new screen type, the yuppie (played to perfection by Jeff Daniels); change of tone from comedy to horror is tough but well-earned
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 26, 2006
Demme keeps his quirky narrative twisting and turning so that the viewer can never predict what will happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 26, 2006
Jonathan Demme's picaresque joyride across the American landscape is still arguably the best thing he's ever done.
August 9, 2006
An expert and truly unpredictable blend of comedy and menace.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Demme observes the human eccentricity that underlies the corner-store banalities of Middle America with warmth and loving detail; while a magnificent rock soundtrack and faultless performances from Daniels, Griffith and Liotta ensure pleasures galore.
March 11, 2005
A cool, crazy cack!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2004
An offbeat comedy with an appreciation for the seductions and dangers of sexual thrill-seeking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2004
Melanie Griffith looks hot in that dark wig; too bad she ditches it so quickly.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
The film's principal difficulty is E. Max Frye's original screenplay, which is better thought out in terms of its narrative than of the characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 22, 2003
One of Demme's most engaging films.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 23, 2002
Something wild this way comes!
| Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
A vestige of hope for your inner geek yearning to rebel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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