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The Call of the Wild (2020)



Critic Consensus: It's undermined by distracting and unnecessary CGI, but this heartwarming Call of the Wild remains a classic story, affectionately retold.

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Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, 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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Harrison Ford
as John Thornton
Omar Sy
as Perrault
Karen Gillan
as Mercedes
Bradley Whitford
as Judge Miller
Cara Gee
as Francoise
Jean Louisa Kelly
as Katie Miller
Wes Brown
as Mountie
Terry Notary
as Rail Worker
Lon Gowan
as Postman
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There is little here, amid the high-tech photorealistic animations, that would satisfy London's concept of "wild."

March 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

At a time where cynicism reigns, it's refreshing to call back to the simple thrills of venturing into the unknown -- CGI pups at your side or not.

February 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5

Harrison Ford does quietly powerful work as author Jack London's hero, but his computer-generated co-star looks weird.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If you squint your eyes and blur out the effects (it's not only Buck - all the dogs, squirrels, wolves and bears are computer-generated) you are left with a fantastically muscular tale from the Logan co-screenwriter Michael Green.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Ach, it's easier to go with the flow, even if the script, inspired by Jack London's 1903 novel, is flagrantly sappy and frequently ridiculous.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It occupies a very uncomfortable middle ground in terms of the ideal audience that it's for... It's got some thrilling moments, but it has way too many cheesy moments.

February 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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