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
DVD 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.

David Sims
The Atlantic

It captures an emotional memoir without making it feel like a didactic tale of triumph over adversity.

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Liz Braun
Toronto Sun

Witherspoon et al have done justice to Strayed's story.

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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

While the ending seems a bit hurried and underwhelming, it is Witherspoon who shines throughout.

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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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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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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

It's unfortunate that the film reminds of both Into the Wild and 127 Hours, both recounting much more distressing wilderness journeys.

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Eric Kohn

If nothing else, Wild offers a first-rate advertisement for the purifying abilities of the great outdoors.

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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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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

While the man-(or in this case, woman)-versus-wilderness aspect of the story provides visual engagement, it's the backstory- more than the stunning landscape-that gives the movie its scope and resonance.

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Jim Hunter
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