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THE CALL OF THE WILD

 
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At Theaters: 2/21/2020 On Video:
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601507
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
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Adventure Drama - This is an adventure aimed at the whole family. Fans of Harrison Ford may be slightly disappointed that he does not show up as a major presence until a third of the way through. Other familiar faces such as Karen Gillan and Dan Stevens have even smaller roles. While based on a novel commonly read by older elementary school children, there are some intense scenes involving dogs and other animals that could be disturbing to younger children, as well as some drinking.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Harrison Ford BLADE RUNNER 2049, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Dan Stevens THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS, MARSHALL
Karen Gillan SPIES IN DISGUISE, JUMANJI THE NEXT LEVEL
Wri/Dir: Chris Sanders HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
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PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights involving people and dogs with no blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Dog runs and an avalanche.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and animal humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average The CGI is undeniably impressive. In most instances, Buck is so lifelike that it's difficult to believe he was never portrayed by a real animal. A stronger focus on story and tone and less reliance on the marvels of CGI might have made this latest version of The Call of the Wild a more fruitful experience.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The problem is less the technology, which is very impressive, than it is the uneven storyline, which zigzags from slapstick to poignance to action. The Alaskan and Canadian scenery is spectacular, the production design is exceptional, and Ford brings heart and dignity to his role...

USA Today Full Review
Average ...Ford, who brings most of the emotion to "Call of the Wild," though he doesn't really play a key role until halfway through the film. On the other extreme, Stevens is so cartoonishly villainous it hurts. The movie often veers into the territory of a corny Wonderful World of Disney movie...

NY Post Full Review
Average Yes, there's beautiful Yukon mountain scenery galore in director Chris Sanders' film, and any time Harrison Ford is in a movie -- even cinematic kibble---is a good thing. But so much of this is sentimental twaddle, led by a lifeless main character.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average New version of Jack London's classic man-meets-dog adventure digitizes its canine hero—and loses something vital in the process. ...rated a cozy PG, misses the edgy darkness of London's tale and is too cute by half. But it fulfills its promise as harmless entertainment ...

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