Reviews: The Call of the Wild (2020)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: The most I can say about The Call of the Wild is that it is “acceptable”. I found it neither thrilling or terrible but pleasant enough.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A rousing adaptation of Jack London’s exciting tale of a man and a dog’s search for a true home in the Yukon.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It is telling that an animation director…was attached to this property as its star, Buck, rarely fools the eye into believing that one is watching a real dog… this “The Call of the Wild” works well enough as the kid-friendly version.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Despite some occasionaly strange and jarring choices, the film proves itself to be quite endearing, especially with Harrison Ford’s performance.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: An old-fashioned kiddie adventure, sweetly earnest, equal parts scary, funny, exciting, sad, and happy, with only a bit of uncanny valley in its CGI doggo star. Definitely had something in my eye.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: When Buck makes leaps that make one wonder if he’s really from Krypton instead of California, it requires a suspension of disbelief that might challenge Clark Kent.
  • Nell Minow @
    • Excerpt: The problem is less the technology, which is very impressive, than it is the uneven storyline, which zigzags from slapstick to poignance to action.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: By not making Buck – a computer-animated dog – a cutesy ham with a celebrity voiceover, the film pushes us out of our Disneyfied comfort zone and forces us to accept that it is truly Buck’s story. It is in this endeavor that The Call of the Wild deserves to be lauded.
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: With its epic scale, beautiful cinematography and the presence of Harrison Ford, Chris Sanders’ ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a heartwarming, competent new take on the classic tale.