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Something Wild Reviews

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William Goss
Film.com
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.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
December 26, 2006
Jonathan Demme's picaresque joyride across the American landscape is still arguably the best thing he's ever done.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Demme is a master of finding the bizarre in the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A load of fun.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Despite the quirky trappings, Something Wild is often as tame as its star couple, a pair who scream Ivory soap and plenty of Miracle Whip.