Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    These films take years to produce, so The Wild isn't exactly a ripoff - but it isn't exactly fun, either.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    How's the movie? Technologically incredible, aesthetically pretty hideous, and narratively lumpy: Kids who aren't cynics (i.e., 9 and under) will roll with it.
  3. 33
    There may be nothing new under the sun, but there are at least films that dress up old tropes in new ways. This isn't one of them.
  4. 25
    Janeane Garofalo is all wrong as the giraffe, whom the animators contort into all manner of weird positions so she can share the frame with pint-size love interest Benny the squirrel (Jim Belushi).
  5. 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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. 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%. Full Review »
  2. 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 Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »