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  • Summary: An odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo including a lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala and a squirrel discover what a jungle the city can be when they set off on a daring mission to rescue one of their own in this outrageous, computer-animated comedy-adventure. (Disney)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 75
    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.
  2. The CGI characters seem less like artwork than humans wearing animal suits, but despite the overall ugliness and sitcom timing, this has enough action, violence, and invention to keep kids amused.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    While the kids are giggling at gambling pigeons and psychedelic chameleons, parents can enjoy a screenplay sensitive to the travails of single fatherhood and the evils of oppression. In The Wild, the most valuable weapons are honesty, tolerance and the ability to be oneself.
  4. Adult humor in kiddie films -- of which there is plenty in The Wild -- is not only welcome but, for many adult viewers, essential.
  5. Lifting a concept isn't exactly foreign to the world of animation (what's "The Lion King" if not "Bambi" with manes?), but it isn't often a rip-off gets as blatant as The Wild, a flat-out regurgitation of "Madagascar."
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Uninspired character animation and obnoxious banter aside, The Wild is ultimately done in by the persistent stench of been-there-seen-that.
  7. 10
    The animation is cheesy; the banter isn't funny; the score is noisy and grating; and the critters look like stuffed animals. The best that can be said for The Wild is that it's a most insincere form of flattery. The worst is that it's a sincere form of theft.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    not as worst as everyone put it itt needs help.............................................................
  2. Nov 22, 2010
    Surprisingly entertaining. A film similar to this, Madagascar, got all the attention, but in retrospect, this is a far better story. It actually HAS a story. Voice talent is good particularly eddie izzard as a not so lovable koala. Visually there's a lot to see and there are some nice shots, but the realistic take could have been more fun if they animals did more broadly funny stuff that would take advantage of the fact that this is animated and not live-action. Overall, worth checking out. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2012
    i remember seeing this movie in theaters i loved it so much that the minute it came out on dvd i bought it as soon as you could say EARS it was that good go check it out :) Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2012
    It's like someone threw Madagascar into a blender with Finding Nemo. The plot is very unoriginal, the humor is overly silly and childish, and the characters aren't very memorable. As far as animation goes, it's alright. Not necessarily bad, just... alright. All in all, The Wild is an mediocre, overly goofy mish-mash of stories that have already been told before. Definitely NOT something you would expect from Disney. 3/10. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2012
    There's that one laugh here and there but al in all this was a hard film to watch do to the fact that you want to shut up every one of those animals mouths. The plot was pretty drowsy and the characters were obnoxious. All I'll say is I've seen worst. So nice try Disney maybe next time Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2014
    The Wild is a piece of garbage. The plot is unoriginal, predictable, and cliché giving us nothing we haven’t seen before. There is no heart in this film just a lot of dumb laughs. The characters are not good at all. Most of them are either soulless and/or exist to get a cheap laugh or have dumb jokes. It doesn’t help that the animation is ugly. Even without comparing it to Madagascar and how this movie is a rip off of that one this movie sucks. Unless you are a toddler who has no taste in film I would recommend avoiding this movie at all costs it is a whole lot of nothing. It is depressing to see Disney sink this low (I’ve heard it was another animation company that did this but still regardless no studio should have this on their track record). Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2011
    A massive rip off of Madagascar and it is also so boring, not funny, and childishly written. I find this film to be terribly animated and terrible altogether. I give this movie 1%. Expand

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