Strange Wilderness

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Strange Wilderness is a laugh-free comedy that's both aimless and overly crass.



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A pair of animal enthusiasts desperate to boost the ratings of their failing television series "Strange Wilderness" set out for the Andes in search of the elusive Bigfoot in this comedy directed by Fred Wolf and starring Justin Long, Steve Zahn, Kevin Heffernan, and Ernest Borgnine. Peter Gaulke (Zahn) and Fred Wolf (Allen Covert) are the energetic hosts of "Strange Wilderness" -- television's most unconventional nature show. When the ratings take a nosedive and they are confronted with cancellation, Peter finds himself resorting to desperate measures in order to stay on the air. Perhaps if the "Strange Wilderness" crew could somehow track down the most elusive creature ever to stalk the woodlands, they could keep their show on the air and go down in history as the adventurers who solved one of nature's greatest mysteries.


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  • There's nothing in this lame, low budget stoner flick that even peeps above the parapet of the ordinary.

    Apr 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt
    Top Critic
  • No snob to low-brow ridiculousness when it's actually unexpected, I'll admit to being amused exactly once.

    Feb 5, 2008 | Full Review…
  • At least Gaulke and Wolf didn't have to go far to kill their reputation: During the jungle piranha attack scene, a mallard floats by in the background.

    Feb 5, 2008 | Rating: F
  • This movie is designed for an audience that likes gross-out humour and endless silliness.

    Feb 4, 2008 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite the presence of funny guys such as Zahn, Garlin, Justin Long and Jonah Hill, along with veteran character actors Ernest Borgnine, Joe Don Baker and Robert Patrick, the movie fails to be even passably funny.

    Feb 4, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • There are stupid stoner comedies and then there are stupid stoner comedies that ain't funny, and the latest effluvium from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company is mostly a bummer.

    Feb 4, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Strange Wilderness

  • Aug 15, 2015
    Just bad storytelling, some of the characters were interesting but the stupid jokes and cruelty of the film makes it hard to enjoy. Should've been funny, the concept wasn't half bad.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Stupid even by stoner standards. But I love that scene where Peter asks Cooker if he's wearing a thong. It's so funny.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2011
    Nearly everything about this movie is incredibly unlikeable. From the utterly disgusting "humor" to a completely incompetent story, this movie is a dog.
    Matt P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    Stupid even by stoner standards. But I love that scene where Peter asks Cooker if he's wearing a thong. It's so funny.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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