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The Wild Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
For all the rest of the film's unoriginality, The Wild moves along with solidly crafted wit.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
The Wild is pretty tame, and in the increasingly crowded, competitive, survival-of-the-fittest world of computer animation, it meows but does not roar
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
Seems like a dull Madagascar ripoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
October 1, 2006
The kids might be better off with a trip to a real zoo, if they haven't had their fill of Madagascar yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 15, 2006
The diverse animals are beautifully rendered, but this cliche-riddled Disney failure represents one too many trips to the CGI non-inkwell.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 8, 2006
The Wild is not really bad; it's just tired.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The animation here impresses more than in the equally defunct Madagascar, but everything else smacks of an easy money-making exercise of such dimwitted inanity even the youngest kids will see through it.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
A decade ago, this sort of thing would have felt cuter, fresher and funnier than today, when the bar for CGI animation has been raised considerably.
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Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
June 3, 2006
The film is ultimately noise and its story is so overdone at this point that far from being swept up in it, we're only hoping that the next plot point isn't as predictable as the last. But things never do work out that way.
| Original Score: 2/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
May 26, 2006
The Wild roars back from a rocky opening act to a storming last reel, just managing to claw its way above comparisons with Madagascar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 25, 2006
Watchable animated adventure with one eye on the cuddly toy market, though you've got to love a film that casts William Shatner as a wildebeest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
May 23, 2006
What's so aggravating here is the grievous lack of wit, imagination and plain old story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
May 18, 2006
Wildly unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
It's noisy and only so-so, though the animation is quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 9, 2006
Perfectly enjoyable but nothing special
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 6, 2006
For the adult who may very well have to experience this film, and who may have experienced Madagascar, The Wild is better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 6, 2006
...has little to offer viewers over a certain age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2006
There's little to recommend of The Wild, which, despite its title, is about as pedestrian as you can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 6, 2006
The Wild, for example, looks pretty good, but the script is just plain bad and the jokes are just plain awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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