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As wish-fulfillments go, this is a movie lover's dream. Read full review
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. Read full review
Jonze has filmed a fantasy as if it were absolutely real, allowing us to see the world as Max sees it, full of beauty and terror. The brilliant songs, by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the Kids, enhance the film's power. Read full review
This is one of the year's best. To paraphrase the Wild Thing named KW, I could eat it up, I love it so. Read full review
Like the book, the movie blends a primitive quality with an imaginative artfulness. It also amplifies upon the story's gentle, sly wit. Read full review
The film treats kids' inner lives as more than a fantasy, which is a rare and beautiful thing. Read full review
A satisfyingly moody, melancholy, madcap live-action romp. Read full review
This version of Where the Wilds Things Are isn’t about childhood at all but about childhood’s end and what’s gained and lost by it. That’s why very young kids, dull Disney princesses, overprotective parents, and self-serious grown-ups should probably stay away. Read full review
Where the film falters is Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers' adaptation, which fails to invest this world with strong emotions. Read full review
The most daring thing that Jonze and Eggers have done is make a children's film that might not really be for kids. Read full review
Wild at heart.
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