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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Spike Jonze

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About the Movie

Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in "Where the Wild Things Are," a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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72%
  • Reviews Counted: 258
  • Fresh: 187
  • Rotten: 71
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The minus I give this children's story pains me...If I had seen this film when I was eight, I would have been terrified. – Ed Koch, The Atlantic, Jan 16, 2018

Fresh: This is not a coming-of-age film. It's an end-of-innocence film. And that makes every moment, be it funny or sad, so beautiful and so heartbreaking at the same time. You'll want to hug it and hold onto it, as if it were your childhood sailing away. – Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, Oct 21, 2014

Fresh: A film for anyone who's ever climbed trees, grazed knees or basked in the comfort of a parent's sympathy as they've pulled you off the ground crying. It'll make your inner child run wild. – Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: 'Where the Wild Things Are' stands out for its unusually potent evocation of the timbre of childhood imagining, with its combination of the outre and the banal, grand schemes jumbled up with delicate feelings and the urge to smash things up. – Ben Walters, Time Out, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

#1 fan of this movie

O.M.G i love this movie! i was so happy when i found that it was on itunes.i am a big fan of this movie! if you have not herd about this movie [which most you have]than you will just love it.^_^

Any age will love this movie

The movie emmulates the book amazingly. My favorite movie I have seen in a while.

Where the wild thigs are!

this movie was incredible! it was a little darker than I thought it would be but let me tell you it is well worth your money! Spike Jonze did a great job

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2009

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