The Call of the Wild

2020

The Call of the Wild

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It's undermined by distracting and unnecessary CGI, but this heartwarming Call of the Wild remains a classic story, affectionately retold.

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Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Cast

Harrison Ford
as John Thornton
Omar Sy
as Perrault
Karen Gillan
as Mercedes
Bradley Whitford
as Judge Miller
Cara Gee
as Francoise
Jean Louisa Kelly
as Katie Miller
Wes Brown
as Mountie
Terry Notary
as Rail Worker
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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (16)

  • Although it's hard to buy the animated Buck, the human performances save it, proving that even the most realistic technology will never replace the real thing on screen.

    February 20, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Ford has snared another grumpy old man role of the kind he seems to have been hankering after since glumly seducing audiences as Han Solo all those years ago. And he does it well.

    February 19, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The essence of the London story is retained, with stouthearted Buck being annealed by adversity, overcoming brutality, confusion and loneliness and then responding to the kindness of Thornton to become the leader of the pack.

    February 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Ford exhibits so much feeling here that he transports us back to his work in earlier films like "Witness" and "The Fugitive"; back to when you could make a case for him as a great actor and not just a movie star, or Chewie's cranky companion.

    February 19, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There is something seriously wrong with an adaptation of a classic novel when, an hour into the film, you can't tell what the story is actually about.

    February 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • In an age of children's entertainment that's snarky, self-referential and even meta, "The Call of the Wild"... stands out for its earnest effort to entertain without commenting on itself or the modern world.

    February 17, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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