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The Call of the Wild (2020)

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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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Cast

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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This movie just kind of meanders.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

This film clocks in at a mere 100 minutes, but, except for a race between a dog sled and an avalanche, it lacks crispness as well as elan.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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…

The upshot is that this is an interesting one-star movie to think about. My son and I talked about it all afternoon. Whether it's a movie worth paying to see, however, is a different question.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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