Wild (2014)

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 31, 2015
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Powerfully moving and emotionally resonant, Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

There's neither cinematic majesty to the vistas (and I saw the movie on a very big screen and sat very close to it) nor intimacy to the ground that Strayed treads.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Not since June Carter Cash in Walk the Line has Witherspoon been so present to a character. Her Cheryl is funny and messy, wounded but not without survival instincts.

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Sean Burns
New England Movies Weekly

Wild earns its emotional payoffs honestly, always underplaying where lesser movies would've lunged for Oscar Gold.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Wild may sound like a film about redemption, but it's more about learning to live with what you can't control - and accepting what you can control, which is sometimes just as difficult.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's nothing particularly wild about "Wild," a forward-plodding story of redemption that follows Reese Witherspoon's determined march toward a best actress Oscar nomination.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

An engaging, emotionally resonant piece of filmmaking.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

What do you do when your heroine is tough but emotionally hurt, bright but glib, grown but immature? Make a film about her that is both painful and uplifting.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A moving (literally and figuratively) experience, a road movie where the road is a trail that sometimes disappears into the trees, or takes a turn onto a jagged precipice.

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Rebecca Cusey
The Federalist

This secular pilgrimage has fine acting but wants to be more meaningful than it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Everyone loves a good survival story. Better yet, everyone loves a story about a woman surviving. Women are often shown to be pliable, haphazard people who… More
Everett Johnson
In my quest to see all the Oscar nominated movies, I came across "Wild". A movie about a woman who has essentially lost herself ever since her… More
Jim Hunter
Cheryl Strayed hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail to escape memories of her mother's death and her own divorce. This vastly overrated film has two main… More
Dan Schultz
An emotionally felt, genuine feeling story based on true events of a young woman (Reese Witherspoon) who decides to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail to… More
Carlos Magalhães
With a very solid performance from Witherspoon and gorgeous landscapes that reflect all the strenuousness of her character's journey, this rewarding and… More
Matthew Slaven
"Wild" offers a fulfilling journey full of intrigue and mankind's good will as Cheryl processes the traumatic events in her life while hiking a… More