Based on 221 votes and 41 reviews
HORRIBLE!...... stupid movie stupid storyline i hated it the end was rediculuse and not very well thought out.
Nothing Like The Book not a good film
GREAT MOVIE! I got a perfect name for it: a fantasy comedy-drama! Please let adults know that it's not a movie for kids; it's a movie about "psychology"! There is a lot of important lessons in the movie and it's a lot better than the book! Even adults will enjoy!
Good to see a bad movie sometimes so you know what to compare to lol. Bad Bad Bad... However if I was 4 to 10 years old, I might have given it a 3 star
If you missed the plot in this movie, perhaps you should go back to reading 11 page stories. It is not a Walt Disney film. The plot is rich and complex--an epic expansion of the themes merely suggested in the original. But, these themes are explored primarily through metaphor, so if metaphor is not your forte, again, perhaps going back to a simpler version would be best. I give this movie two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Dark, imaginative, and inspiring--just the way a story about childhood monsters should be.
I can usually get into any kind of movie but this one was so boring.
Nice to look at, but that's about it. Perhaps creating a plot would have helped. Hopefully the next children’s book turned movie will embellish on the storyline a little bit more, and not just stick to the 12 lines of text it has to work with.
cool it was epic.................
it's okay funny at some parts but ok
Loved this movie. Made me feel like a child again. My 6 year old son also connected with the main character and the story right through the whole movie. It is not a waste of money at all...it is a beautiful masterpiece
Very cute show
It's like Beatrix Potter on LSD!!!
Totally weird and confusing.
As someone who READ the book, I very much enjoyed the movie... I think all the negative feedback is due to lack of intellegence and imagination.
It was alright. It was fairly slow and a little more dark than I remember the book being. Good casting for the voices and the costume design was bang on. Maybe wait for it to come to dvd?
i thought this movie was amazingg.. not meant for small children for sure because its dark and pretty deep. the imagery is amazing and the boy is an amazing actor
Best film of the year.
i LOVED IT IT WAS SO GOOD
if you didn't getit, feel it, or understand it..you probably didnt enjoy it ..... and lack imagination, empathy, compassion, or all of the above. Great movie!
I read all the reviews which were mostly bad then decided to go see the movie anyways. I am really glad I saw. It was Not boring it was great. I think it got bad reviews because it brings out sad emotions in people I almost cried and I never cry. I give the movie 4 stars because I was not crazy about the ending. Anyway I think anyone who has an imagination should go see this movie.
One of the best movies of the year! Max Records gives one of the best performances of a child actor ever, and all the voice work is amazing. This film is not really for young kids, but it is very good. All of the performances are great, the directing is superb, and the soundtrack boosts the film to another level. Awesome.
My kids thought it was boring.6 and 4 year old boys.Kept asking why the monsters were angry and arguing all the time,and I could'nt tell them.A little too deep for kids.Too much internal conflict.Not even close to being as entertaining and fun as the 3d meatball movie.
This is a definate rental movie if ever in need of a mind numbing Friday night.
This movie is not appropriate for children and not interesting for adults. I'd estimate the target audience to be boys aged 13-15. If you don't fall into that category don't bother seeing it (in theatre or DVD!). The only theme throughout is pointless bickering and fighting. Typically, I take reviews with a grain of salt and will go see a movie if I like the preview/idea even if it has a string of bad reviews. I wish I had trusted the reviews this time!!!
A great movie about a boy and his struggles with fitting in. Where the Wild Thing Are captures what it is to be a child with a strong imagination. The charachters are very believable and your drawn in the minute you enter their world. I would assume people who didnt care for this film have lost a sense of imagination or ability to apprecraite the story whether it be "Dark" or not children do experience these kind of social issues. Creating a movie from a short childrens book can be difficult but Where the Wild Things Are captured everything it needed and more. Look at movies like "Labrynth" and imagine a young child watching that..im sure they would be a little scared but it is considered a
Suuuch an amazing movie. Watching it made me feel like a kid all over again. It's definately a must see, no matter what your age is.
It was dark, but my son and I enjoyed it. I did not find the monsters scary. In fact, by the end I found myself forgetting they weren't real creatures.
In my opinion this movie in not suitable for small children. Completely gratuitous violence through-out. Terrible message. The book is cute and I am a fan of it and its message that teaches a young boy to try to vent his anger positively through fantasy. The movie, although well done in some ways, is completely wrong for small children. Spike Jones (director) simply was not careful enough in how he portrayed the story on-screen. He has turned the story into a rather morbid depiction of an unhappy boy and a bunch of even more unhappy monsters who partake in violence and frustration through-out the movie. Nowhere do we get the sense that the boy has learned anything by the end of it. Rather, b
Fantastic! Beautiful imagery, lovable characters. Eggers and Jonze did A LOT with a very short book.
This movie was in many ways the sort that makes you think. Less entertainment, more meditation. I enjoyed it in a very serene way.
this movie is coool
This movie was not what I had expected.
ACTION, FANTASY, DRAMA, ADVENTURE, and a DARKER TONE! Just what WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE needs to entertain everybody, including ADULTS!