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: December 3, 2014
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Critic Score: 92% 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.

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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Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

What the book communicates better than the movie is just how grueling the Pacific Coast Trail can be...But that's only a quibble. Like the book, the movie inspires wanderlust, whether the quest is for your body or your psyche.

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Brian Orndorf

Tending to the nuances of memory and the suffocating weight of guilt, Vallee makes Wild very real and periodically profound.

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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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The movie gets much of the book and has the added benefit of scenery - lots of it, deserts and mountains and forests spreading out to the far horizons.

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Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

Wild chronicles the completion of a daunting physical challenge while intimating that it's about something more spiritual, more meaningful. It isn't.

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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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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Subliminal editing, seamless flashbacks and evocative musical cues make for a captivating trek that dances off the linear path, even as it marches doggedly ahead.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A film full of spectacular landscapes of both the natural world and the human spirit. This is what it looks like when women get to be people onscreen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
After some horrible life choices and tragedies, Cheryl Strayed sets out on a thousand mile hike to find herself. Each low point throughout her journey is a… More
Mark Hobin
The events wisely unfold in a manner that draw us in. The drama is told in two parts: the present and the past. Recurring flashbacks are a mainstay of the… More
Julie B
Probably better they didn't go with the working title "Things Julie Would Never Do in a Million Years." Way more interesting and touching than a… More
Glenn Gaylord
WALK THE PINE - My Review of WILD (4 Stars) In 1984, there was a cinematic anomaly not seen since - three-count-em-three Academy Award winning actors starred… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Cheryl: Finish that sentence. Why do I have to walk a thousand miles? I find there to be a comfortable understanding in films about characters that go on… More
Chihoe Ho
When it comes time to awards seasons, "Wild" will be in the running for Best Picture, Best Director for Jean-Marc Vallée, Best Actress for Reese… More