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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.
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

Bullz-Eye.com
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 24, 2006
don't be mistaking this for a Madagascar rip-off, when it was that sloppy DreamWorks turd that only managed to make it to theatres first because of corporate espionage
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
April 14, 2006
The Wild offers consistent laughs, with fresh characters and writing -- and features a much stronger second act. (Madagascar ran noticeably out of steam at the half-way point, when the animals hit the wild).
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
April 14, 2006
A fun movie with fun characters, entertaining visuals, and a Disney style-story that most people will be able to relate to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 14, 2006
Spaz Williams, no spaz, has the current prevailing formula nailed. Which is: Keep it moving constantly; heaps of bold color and diagonally extreme action; snappy quips and snarks for everyone; traumas immediately pacified by cute and/or musical moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 14, 2006
So what if the story, once they get to Africa, is no better than Madagascar? It's hard to let wild predators do wild things when those wild things involve killing the other furry friends.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 14, 2006
The Wild isn't stuffed with pop references for bored parents, as Madagascar was, but its juvenile spirit is truly infectious.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
April 14, 2006
The Wild pops out of the pack with its animation. Its visuals are fluid and detailed, and its backgrounds are better than those of recent rivals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 14, 2006
Younger children will enjoy The Wild. For them, this is a three-star outing or better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2006
The movie has a lot more action than Ice Age: The Meltdown, which was essentially one long trek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 13, 2006
Ending with a sputter, "Wild" still remains an engaging creation, and successful against incredible odds. Here's a note to Disney and Dreamworks: You can stop making the same movies now.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 13, 2006
a passable movie because of its star, and because talking animals are funny
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2006
Most important, the story, even without the been-there-with-penguins feeling, is not very strong, leaving us wishing it was all a bit more...wild.
| Original Score: B-
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 13, 2006
The Wild follows Samson the lion (voiced by Kiefer Sutherland) as he escapes from the zoo to rescue his cub who has stowed away on a ship bound for Africa.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 13, 2006
It's a funny, compassionate, emotionally engaging movie that prompts both laughs and a lump in the throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 13, 2006
There are a lot of wisecracks in The Wild, but the script is less vital than the visual virtuosity.
| Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 6, 2006
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
May 6, 2006
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