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My Side of the Mountain

HD   G Closed Captioning

James B. Clark

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About the Movie

Winner of the "Parents Magazine Gold Medal" My Side of the Mountain, based on the book by Jean George, is the unique adventure of thirteen-year-old Sam Gribley. Sam's hero is naturalist poet Henry David Thoreau, so Sam writes a note to his folks, packs up and leaves home for the challenge of wilderness living. Realizing his dream, Sam feeds himself, builds a makeshift home and learns to live in harmony with nature - miles from civilization.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 5
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A slender, honest study of a boy learning to be a man his own way. – Howard Thompson, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I were Still this young

I first saw this film on the big screen in 1969 and it changed the way I thought about myself as a 12 year old. Inspiring and simple, it is a timeless film about coming of age and adventure that every boy goes through. Good Family Film !

Great Book! Mediocre Movie.

My favorite book as a child. I read and re-read it many times. I was teaching this book to my 5th grade class a few years ago and on a whim, got online to see if there was a movie adaptation. To my surprise, there was and it had been around a long time. I bought at copy and was disappointed by this version of a great story. The basic plot was left intact, but trying to incorporate songs just didn't work for me at all.
Theodore Bikel was miscast in this one. I wish for an updated version of this movie. Done with better casting, better acting, and more faithfulness to the book.

Great Movie

I saw this movie in 1969 when I was 15. It solidified my already strong feelings about the wonder of nature.

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My Side of the Mountain
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2004

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