Something Wild Synopsis
Wild woman (Melanie Griffith) takes yuppie (Jeff Daniels) on road trip.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
It has wit, originality, color, warmth and formal intelligence. It tempers its escapist dash with a touch of darkness, and for all of its...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
One of the year's most fascinating flicks.... Brilliant performances by Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and a newcomer named Ray Liotta give...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Demme finds haunting overtones in the somewhat old-hat situations of E. Max Frye's first screenplay. Something Wild also has three...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Demme not only gives the script's nuttiness its due, he adds to it by filling the frame in virtually every scene with silliness - a...
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88

TV Guide

With a screenplay from first-time screenwriter E. Max Frye and superior performances from his principal cast, Demme has created a unique...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Something Wild is quite a movie. Demme is a master of finding the bizarre in the ordinary.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Besides engineering top-notch performances from his actors, Mr. Demme also put together a soundtrack that enhances the movie's marvelous,...
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80

Chicago Reader

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Jonathan Demme's picaresque joyride across the American landscape is still arguably the best thing he's ever done.
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80

Washington Post

But for the first time in a long while, this is a movie that lets Demme be Demme, and the result is a film that's more than enjoyable. It's...
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50

Boston Globe

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After an hour of biting charm, Something Wild turns into something else. In a twist that turns the movie into a silly story of violence,...
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