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The Wild Reviews

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Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
April 13, 2006
The animation is cheesy; the banter isn't funny; the score is noisy and grating; and the critters look like stuffed animals.
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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 17, 2006
Another animated film from 2006 that's right in that average category.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 13, 2006
Great animated films -- heck, great films in any medium -- have a theme that carries all the way through. But The Wild is a random assortment of vignettes connected by butt jokes and the half-idea of a lion cub rebelling against his dad.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 11, 2006
There's something foul about this latest animated adventure's blatant plush toy-ready construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 13, 2006
Feels like a rough draft that was dashed off in an afternoon with the intention of coming back later and filling in some comedy, and then somehow never got around to it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Rebecca Murray
About.com
April 12, 2006
The Wild is just more of the same old thing, wrapped in a just barely whisper-thin disguise.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 14, 2006
These films take years to produce, so The Wild isn't exactly a ripoff -- but it isn't exactly fun, either.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 13, 2006
The Wild comes off as a toothless retread, even though it supposedly has been in the works for nine years.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 14, 2006
The Wild may just be the most wildly derivative animated movie in ages.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 20, 2006
There's a surprising lack of charm that even Disney's dopier recent works managed to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
Simply Madagascar through the Disney blender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
April 13, 2006
I predict that audiences will not go wild over this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 13, 2006
Legal professors could stand [The Wild and Madagascar] side by side to demonstrate the concept of 'points of similarity' that help determine whether a work has been plagiarized.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 13, 2006
Jamais consegue recriar os momentos de magia das produções da Pixar; até mesmo seu humor soa forçado, dependendo mais de efeitos sonoros engraçadinhos do que dos personagens.
| Original Score: 3/5
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