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In this wild and outrageous computer-animated comedy-adventure, 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 one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. The film boasts an impressive vocal ensemble -- Kiefer Sutherland (as the respected lion leader, Samson), Greg Cipes (as Samson's son, Ryan), Jim Belushi (as Benny, the street savvy squirrel and Samson's best friend), Janeane Garofalo (as a quick-witted… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The animation here impresses more than in the equally defunct Madagascar, but everything else smacks of an easy money-making exercise of such dimwitted inanity even the youngest kids will see through it."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"As a movie that kids will enjoy with a few adult-oriented gags to keep parents from going completely insane with boredom, The Wild accomplishes its unambitious mission."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"For all the rest of the film's unoriginality, The Wild moves along with solidly crafted wit."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The Wild is not really bad; it's just tired."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The animation is exquisitely detailed, down to the lions' individually moving whiskers -- but when's the last time you enjoyed a cartoon for its realism?"
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"A bulky, uneven script with too many narrative cul de sacs (including a pointlessly lengthy curling match at the zoo) makes it hard to stay interested in The Wild."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"The Wild is pretty tame, and in the increasingly crowded, competitive, survival-of-the-fittest world of computer animation, it meows but does not roar"
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"The kids might be better off with a trip to a real zoo, if they haven't had their fill of Madagascar yet."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A decade ago, this sort of thing would have felt cuter, fresher and funnier than today, when the bar for CGI animation has been raised considerably."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"Another animated film from 2006 that's right in that average category."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Technically, The Wild is impressive. Until you realize that the lifelike animated fur is the product of more professional care than the script."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Seems like a dull Madagascar ripoff."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The diverse animals are beautifully rendered, but this cliche-riddled Disney failure represents one too many trips to the CGI non-inkwell."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The film is ultimately noise and its story is so overdone at this point that far from being swept up in it, we're only hoping that the next plot point isn't as predictable as the last. But things never do work out that way."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
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