The Wild Life Reviews

October 28, 2016
Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life is a handbook of mistakes -- although I can't say whether the problem was lack of budget, time, or simply judgment.
September 13, 2016
Kids might be amused, but adults will find the jokes weak, the narrative bleak and little to pass the time between animal chase scenes.
September 9, 2016
There's always a lot to look at. The script is so-so, but the total lack of snark and cynicism in the film is refreshing.
September 9, 2016
It's no great shock when a movie based on a beloved book falls short of the original, but few fail as confoundingly as "The Wild Life."
September 9, 2016
Has a handful of novel 3-D effects, lots of bright colours, competent animation and little else.
September 9, 2016
"The Wild Life" is an import from Belgium that should have been left at customs.
September 8, 2016
Belgians may have bragging rights on waffles, but judging from "The Wild Life," their animated fare needs help.
September 8, 2016
"The Wild Life" is pretty to look at, with its skies and ocean, calm or stormy, and it has a driving soundtrack. But the story lacks that extra layer of complexity and meaning that parents can appreciate.
September 8, 2016
It's like the generic version of a Disney movie.
September 8, 2016
A dull, uninspired and frantically tedious animated re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story, complete with a menagerie of ditzy, caterwauling beasts. Consequently, this cacophonous misfire feels a good deal longer than its 91-minute running time.
September 8, 2016
All things considered, this pitifully plotted Belgian-French production represents the nadir of animated movies released so far this year, a farrago of frantic action and mindless cacophony.
September 8, 2016
A confused, charmless take on the Robinson Crusoe story.
September 8, 2016
The animators are clearly trying to craft something bubbly, but they misguidedly go all in on imitating the contemporary Disney model - or DreamWorks', at least - rather than offering anything different.
September 8, 2016
It exists in the kids-only zone where parents go to pay for their sins or, hopefully, get a nap.
September 8, 2016
The sort of uninspired international pre-sales item that usually goes straight from a basement booth at the Cannes film market to a Netflix parent's peripheral vision.
May 5, 2016
Each helter-skelter turn throws up story and design elements you'll have seen better programmed elsewhere.
March 31, 2016
An impressively made if highly juvenile version of a literary classic.
March 27, 2016
Whether dangling characters off the edge of a cliff or zooming around Crusoe's rickety wooden waterslide, the story is constantly on the go, launching objects and characters along the Z axis - and out over the audiences' heads.