My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain (1969)

In this film, based on the novel by Jean Craighead George, 13-year-old Sam is a devotee of Thoreau and decides to spend a year in the Canadian woods. His immediate companion is his pet raccoon; his spiritual companion is idealistic… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1969
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Howard Thompson
New York Times

A slender, honest study of a boy learning to be a man his own way.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An absolutely dreadful film that will appeal only to grown-ups who saw it when it was new.

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Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media

Book-based movie has quiet charm, some intense scenes.

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TV Guide

Good family viewing that will delight kids and interest grown-ups as well.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The homage to nature pic appeals to youngsters and boy adventurers, but left me yearning for a safer story for a 13-year-old boy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
Considering when it was made, it was a good movie. It's takes you on a wilderness adventure with a lot of precious animals along the way!