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Where the Wild Things Are Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

Wild at heart. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This is one of the year's best. To paraphrase the Wild Thing named KW, I could eat it up, I love it so.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    As wish-fulfillments go, this is a movie lover's dream.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Not since Robert Altman took on “Popeye” a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from tip to tail.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Where the film falters is Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers' adaptation, which fails to invest this world with strong emotions.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Like the book, the movie blends a primitive quality with an imaginative artfulness. It also amplifies upon the story's gentle, sly wit.

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