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Based on 24 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A decent-looking and harmless computer animated film that is notable mostly because it doesn't appear to contain a single original idea. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Just be the most wildly derivative animated movie in ages. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Kids under 6 will dig it - though the alligators and wildebeests might scare them. Certainly they scared this groan-up. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The voice performances are terrific, particularly those of Belushi and Garofalo, as the amorous squirrel and the giraffe he would like to have as his wife. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is a relentlessly loud and ultimately exhausting exercise only partially leavened by the usual heavy doses of wisecracking humor and visual gags. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the third animated feature in a row (after "Curious George" and "Ice Age: The Meltdown") which aims at children and has no serious ambition to be all things to all people, i.e., their parents. But for kids, it's OK. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It has a good director, snazzy visuals and some really funny animals, and that's at least half the battle. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    If you don't care about the characters, then everything's just a big, dumb joke. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As far as story is concerned, the whole thing feels like a rerun of a raucous Saturday-morning television show aimed at hell-raising five-year-olds. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    These films take years to produce, so The Wild isn't exactly a ripoff - but it isn't exactly fun, either. show more

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