Wild Thing Reviews

  • Jul 08, 2013

    Brilliant filmmaker John Sayles collects a paycheck on one of his screenwriter-for-hire gigs with this film about a child who witness his parents killed by a drug dealer and dirty cop, who is then left orphaned and is raised as alomost a feral child by a crazy homeless lady. Although most of John Sayles script doctor/yeoman jobs to finance his much smarter independent films are quite entertaining ("The Howling," "Alligator," and the original "Pirahna" to name a few) this one is pretty weak. I can only guess that what ended up on screen did not reflect Sayles original scrip. However, there are some seeds of interesting, though imprbable, story about a Tarzan-type figure living in the city as something of an urban legend, but the finished film is dull, lacks any mystery or interesting characters. There are a few good actors on hand, including Kathleen Quinlan as Jane and Maury Chaykin and Robert Davi as the bad guys which make it almost watchable.

    Brilliant filmmaker John Sayles collects a paycheck on one of his screenwriter-for-hire gigs with this film about a child who witness his parents killed by a drug dealer and dirty cop, who is then left orphaned and is raised as alomost a feral child by a crazy homeless lady. Although most of John Sayles script doctor/yeoman jobs to finance his much smarter independent films are quite entertaining ("The Howling," "Alligator," and the original "Pirahna" to name a few) this one is pretty weak. I can only guess that what ended up on screen did not reflect Sayles original scrip. However, there are some seeds of interesting, though imprbable, story about a Tarzan-type figure living in the city as something of an urban legend, but the finished film is dull, lacks any mystery or interesting characters. There are a few good actors on hand, including Kathleen Quinlan as Jane and Maury Chaykin and Robert Davi as the bad guys which make it almost watchable.

  • Oct 12, 2012

    love, love, love this underrated urban tarzan flick from the 80s

    love, love, love this underrated urban tarzan flick from the 80s

  • Nov 05, 2009

    Where can I buy this mooooovie?!?!?!?!?

    Where can I buy this mooooovie?!?!?!?!?

  • Dec 04, 2008

    A rarely seen 80's classic, Kinda urban tarzan when a baby is left alone in the 'urban jungle' of a city and raised by a homeless crazy person after witnessing the murder of his parents by a corrupt cop and gangster. Is it dated yes but still enjoyable with some good performances by knepper and always excellent robert damn davi!! Quinlan is annoyin as hell but acceptable. Has some nice clever touches to wild things weapondry using various junk flouting around.

    A rarely seen 80's classic, Kinda urban tarzan when a baby is left alone in the 'urban jungle' of a city and raised by a homeless crazy person after witnessing the murder of his parents by a corrupt cop and gangster. Is it dated yes but still enjoyable with some good performances by knepper and always excellent robert damn davi!! Quinlan is annoyin as hell but acceptable. Has some nice clever touches to wild things weapondry using various junk flouting around.

  • Oct 22, 2008

    OMG! Emma Roberts reminds me so much of Julia Roberts its creepy...

    OMG! Emma Roberts reminds me so much of Julia Roberts its creepy...

  • Sep 21, 2008

    John Sayles wrote the script of this sometimes clever, sometimes dumb beyond belief, urban take on Tarzan. It was set in a generic crumbling American metropolis but was actually filmed in Montreal.

    John Sayles wrote the script of this sometimes clever, sometimes dumb beyond belief, urban take on Tarzan. It was set in a generic crumbling American metropolis but was actually filmed in Montreal.

  • Jun 10, 2008

    cool movie , but i guess all the guys rate it five star for the lesbian cat fight then make up by making out scene haha

    cool movie , but i guess all the guys rate it five star for the lesbian cat fight then make up by making out scene haha

  • Apr 24, 2008

    Strange urban Tarzan fable from the pen of independent cinema icon John Sayles. Dated, but atmospheric and fun.

    Strange urban Tarzan fable from the pen of independent cinema icon John Sayles. Dated, but atmospheric and fun.

  • Apr 11, 2008

    Probably really naff but seemed great when i was bout eight. Eighties eh?

    Probably really naff but seemed great when i was bout eight. Eighties eh?

  • Dec 19, 2007

    Beauty,Sexy & Intelligent.Execellant!

    Beauty,Sexy & Intelligent.Execellant!