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The Adventures of Huck Finn Reviews

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½ December 14, 2018
Whenever a book is adapted into a movie, there are sacrifices and interpretations that must be made because the totality of the written work cannot possibly be translated to the screen. These choices can become exceptionally difficult when the work is one as widely-read and well-beloved as Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For this latest filmed version, Stephen Sommers' script is faithful in spirit -- if not in all the details -- to the original. Much of Twain's keen insight into human nature, as well as his finely-tuned sense-of-humor, is kept intact in Disney's 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn. It should be noted, however, that significant chunks of the novel are missing, including the bulk of the ending, and the character of Tom Sawyer doesn't make an appearance. While it's easy to debate the merits of what was cut, the final result manages to convey a good sense of the book's scope.
½ November 22, 2018
Whenever a book is adapted into a movie, there are sacrifices and interpretations that must be made because the totality of the written work cannot possibly be translated to the screen. These choices can become exceptionally difficult when the work is one as widely-read and well-beloved as Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For this latest filmed version, Stephen Sommers' script is faithful in spirit -- if not in all the details -- to the original. Much of Twain's keen insight into human nature, as well as his finely-tuned sense-of-humor, is kept intact in Disney's 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn. It should be noted, however, that significant chunks of the novel are missing, including the bulk of the ending, and the character of Tom Sawyer doesn't make an appearance. While it's easy to debate the merits of what was cut, the final result manages to convey a good sense of the book's scope.
October 19, 2018
a good, heart warming tale of one of the most iconic characters in the world. I'm a fan of Elijah wood, and this movie very much falls under the description of enjoyable and entertaining to watch. five stars all the way!
June 4, 2018
This movie is odd. It's a Disney kid's film that is often appealing to that audience through goofy music, simple emotions and light humor. However, it's also surprisingly dark in its themes and overtly violent in its action. The combination of Disney and Twain just don't quite rub together well...however, Wood is perfectly cast, Vance connects with each of his scenes with great heart, and Sommers does a good job of bringing this world to us. Tonally illogical? Sure...but otherwise, not half bad.
December 4, 2017
Disney's over-simplified retelling of classic literature. Entertaining and fun-filled adventure tale, but mostly for the younger ones.
"Huck Finn: You're the best friend I ever had, Jim.
Jim: You're the only friend I ever had..."
February 6, 2017
A worthwhile adaption of the original story
April 18, 2016
Not the perfect adaptation, but it's still one of my favorite movie versions of this story. It's right up there with Mickey Rooney's 1939 film. Like Tom and Huck, Disney has rightfully captured the spirit of one of my favorite books. (First full viewing - 8/17/2008)
½ November 13, 2015
Great family entertainment and kudos to the performance of young Elijah Wood.
November 13, 2015
Despite its popularity back in the days, I never watched The Adventures Of Huck Finn until now. After all the advancement in technology and movie making, this movie was quite enjoyable in its simplicity and honest performances.
½ March 31, 2015
Well done portrayal of the classic book. I particularly liked how they portrayed Jim in a better light then what the book showed. The story of their friendship was very touching. It's hard to squeeze in every scene in that book, but they did a great job honoring the book as well as they could in 2 hrs. Elijah was perfect as huck and very much believable and charming.
September 9, 2014
I love this movie. It really illustrates what the values where back at that time.
July 6, 2014
La octava adaptación de la inmortal historia de Mark Twain es una de las mejores. Elijah Wood interpreta de manera sensible al niño que acompaña a un esclavo prófugo a través del Mississippi. Y la dirección de Stephen Sommers logra captar la tristeza como la sensación de aventura del relato. Recomendada.
July 6, 2014
La octava adaptación de la inmortal historia de Mark Twain es una de las mejores. Elijah Wood interpreta de manera sensible al niño que acompaña a un esclavo prófugo a través del Mississippi. Y la dirección de Stephen Sommers logra captar la tristeza como la sensación de aventura del relato. Recomendada.
April 23, 2014
Liked it as a kid, not sure how it'd hold up.
January 2, 2014
Elijah Wood was so cute back then. :)
Super Reviewer
December 30, 2013
I remember liking this much more as a kid. Now, I just find the beginning and middle incredibly slow - especially the Wilkes brothers' imbroglio. Perhaps my erstwhile liking of the whole is influenced by my absolute love for the heartbreaking scene in which Jim almost gets lynched after Huck gets shot. *Tears!*
December 18, 2013
While for the most part a fair adaptation of the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers solid acting for the most part especially with Elijah Wood's excellent portrayal of the witty, and mischievous Huck, the themes expressed in the book are not as well displayed on the big screen.The film also doesn't always do the book justice. Problems aside, Elijah's Wood performance and the lively tone and well-realized setting make for an exciting and enjoyable 100 minute family/ kids movie.
½ August 7, 2013
A fun adventure film for kids.
½ July 14, 2013
Fans of Mark Twain's book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" need not apply here. This movie is a shining example of the fact that not everything can be "Disneytized". Huck, Jim, Miss Polly and The Widow Douglass look nothing like their namesakes from Mark Twain's masterwork. This isn't cute. It is a sad, impotent impostor that isn't worth a sidelong glance.
June 9, 2013
Very entertaining, and brilliant acting by Wood. Only partially true to the novel, unfortunately, especially the ending, which is completely different. Unlike the novel, the film centers on the issue of Jim's slavery as much as on the adventure.
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