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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Lisa Rosman

Wild is doggedly interior, as if to remind us that we never can see anything so long as we're blinded by the ghosts of our pasts.

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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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Not many movies make you feel better for having seen them. Wild does.

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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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Abby Olcese

Ultimately, Wild does manage to present some solid thoughts on the process of grief and redemption (and) director Jean-Marc Vallee and writer Nick Hornby achieve some moments of real beauty in the process.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a very solid performance by Witherspoon and gorgeous landscapes that reflect all the strenuousness of her character's journey, this rewarding and… More
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
Kevin M. Williams
The fragile humanity at the core of this redemptive tale of survival is what attracts and holds us to the screen. Witherspoon and Dern excel in this story… 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
Nicki Marie
Much better than I expected. I honestly couldn't see how exciting a movie about a woman hiking through the dessert could seriously be, much as I think… 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