The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

This eighth adaptation of the timeless Mark Twain novel casts Elijah Wood as Huckleberry Finn, the half-literate son of a drunk who runs away from home and follows the Mississippi River with an escaped slave named Jim (Courtney S. Vance).… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 2, 1993
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Writer-director Stephen Sommers has made a conventional literal film, in which the acting of the two leads never rises above the mediocre, thus failing to endow the tale with the stirring mood that it deserves.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Twain's text defies all efforts to translate onto film. Without Huck's subjective narrative, the subtler points fall flat, leaving a drained and empty children's movie in its place.

Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

It's a delightful romp. The director and adaptor, Stephen Sommers, has filleted the book's key episodes and presents them at a whirling, compulsive pace.

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Clint Morris

A really enjoyable film, and a loyal recreation of the literary classic

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Alice Shen
I remember liking this much more as a kid. Now, I just find the beginning and middle incredibly slow - especially the Wilkes brothers' imbroglio. Perhaps… More
Lady D'arbanville
Even in the early Walt Disney adaptation of Mark Twain?s classic novel, Elijah Wood stands out to be a very worthy leading role. I have mixed feelings on… More
Conner Rainwater
One of my favorites when I was younger and it still holds up today. The landscape is beautiful and the acting is great. Elijah Wood gave an amazing performance… More
Jennifer Xu
elijah wood is adorable!
Jason Spencer
As it's based on one of my favorite books I watched this movie a lot when I was younger. It still holds up and has a cast that pulls off all the roles… More
Dannielle Albert
Brilliant! The acting is superb.