Strange Wilderness

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  • Summary: Animal enthusiast Peter Gaulke and his sidekick Fred Wolf host an ailing wildlife TV show Strange Wilderness, which is in a steep ratings decline. Desperate to save the show, Peter hatches a Hail Mary scheme to find the one animal that could truly turn the show around and change theAnimal enthusiast Peter Gaulke and his sidekick Fred Wolf host an ailing wildlife TV show Strange Wilderness, which is in a steep ratings decline. Desperate to save the show, Peter hatches a Hail Mary scheme to find the one animal that could truly turn the show around and change the nature-show landscape forever - Bigfoot. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 11 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Hyden
    42
    Strange Wilderness has three bad comic ideas for every good joke, and it botches many of those, too, thanks to slack comic timing and a nonexistent grasp of storytelling basics. But just when the flop-sweat stench is about to become unbearable, Strange Wilderness stumbles upon an uproarious, laugh-out moment, and suddenly it's tolerable again for another few minutes.
  2. Aside from the waste of a talented cast, the only thing that really caught my attention was the tomblike silence of the audience--at least until the bong jokes started.
  3. This one has the feel of being penned on rolling papers, with room to spare.
  4. 20
    Despite the presence of funny guys such as Zahn, Garlin, Justin Long and Jonah Hill, along with veteran character actors Ernest Borgnine, Joe Don Baker and Robert Patrick, the movie fails to be even passably funny.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Obviously the product of minimal effort by all parties involved, Strange Wilderness is a slovenly, slapped-together stoner comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    10
    No snob to low-brow ridiculousness when it’s actually unexpected, I’ll admit to being amused exactly once, when Zahn gets deep-throated by a gigantic prop turkey who, despite the mouthful, keeps on flapping.
  7. Reviewed by: Jason McBride
    0
    The vibe isn't mellow, nor predictably, affably dumb. Rather, this is a slapdash effort whose faux-Farrelly brothers humour is papered over with an unremitting, distasteful malice, featuring a cast that's completely wasted, in both senses of the word.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 47
  2. Negative: 19 out of 47
  1. Chuck
    May 27, 2008
    10
    Fantastic!!!
  2. LucasN.
    Jun 1, 2008
    10
    This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. People need to grow up, and stop taking themselves so seriously. This movie is not meant This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. People need to grow up, and stop taking themselves so seriously. This movie is not meant to be a cinematic masterpiece. The comedy is in the absurdity of every situation. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    The movie really is underrated. I think it's the same case here as it is with humour in many Monty Python movies/episodes some people justThe movie really is underrated. I think it's the same case here as it is with humour in many Monty Python movies/episodes some people just don't get it. The scene with the laughing shark at the end of the movie is epic. Even 4 years after I saw it for the first time it still makes me laugh more than any other comedy movie since. Expand
  4. youngbeezy
    Jun 19, 2008
    5
    This movie is allrite, not as bad as ppl on here say, but still not good enough to recommend. one thing i will say is that the few funny This movie is allrite, not as bad as ppl on here say, but still not good enough to recommend. one thing i will say is that the few funny scenes in this movie are absolutely hilarious. but it just drags on and is just so stupid. with such a great cast in the movie ud expect better. see grandma's boy instead of this. Expand
  5. JayH.
    May 15, 2008
    3
    Inane and not very funny comedy. There are a few funny moments, but hardly often enough. Crude and in poor taste.
  6. KyleB.
    Feb 11, 2008
    1
    The worst movie I've ever seen! I walked out 50 minutes in to it.
  7. DanC
    Jan 31, 2008
    0
    If they really meant that the ratings steeply decline, I'm afraid that is what happens here. But I don't think that one animal can If they really meant that the ratings steeply decline, I'm afraid that is what happens here. But I don't think that one animal can truly turn the show around now, because with a script that has no life to it. And a director who weakly presents the performances, this is definitely steeply declining by its swindling touch and hard follow-through plot. Difficult to grasp, and absolutely boring and unfocused story. Expand

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