Into The Wild

Into The Wild

Into The Wild

A true story about a young man who leaves his middle class existence for a life of adventure in the North American wilderness. In 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska where he must fight to survive in the harsh environment. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

2007Rating: M, violence, offensive language & nudity148 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
17%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

In some ways, adapter-director Penn has made a lyrical youth-rebellion flick in the classic late '60s/early '70s mode, or at least something that will be interpreted as such by viewers who'll buy the ecstatic aspects of McCandless' odyssey. Others may find the character, portrayed by Emile Hirsch, annoyingly over-endowed with undergraduate self-righteousness, borrowed ideals and resentment toward (who else but) mom and dad...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a serious, personal movie about what it is to be human, and what happens when we admire nature more than humanity: does it make us less than human, or do we fulfil and even transcend our humanity? There is food for thought and food for every kind of feeling in Sean Penn's outstanding film...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A long, devastating and poetic journey worth taking...

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A complete change of pace for writer-director, Sean Penn. It's his warmest, most celebratory and most completely realized film and, though you might not guess it from the material, it is also arguably his most personal???

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With the whole of America as his backdrop, Penn pulls off his most ambitious movie yet. The result is a beautiful and thought-provoking road movie...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

You don't have to be a hippy/philosopher/runaway or refugee from the excesses of modern society to appreciate this film...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

It can sometimes feel like the pit stops are too long and Penn has an annoying tendency to draw attention to the camera, but for every indulgence the journey remains compelling. McCandless is such a vivid and enigmatic character - a force of nature in himself - that his story grips you till the bitter end???

3.0
0

Wow

The pictures are awesome and the music is better. Give it a try and dive into a true story which will make you think about your life. Maybe not, but anyway great movie !

5.0
0

Alexander Supertramp

Sorty, although based on fact, a little drawn out in parts. Never-the-less, a good movie. Agree with Flicks review below. Life is nothing if it's not shared.

4.0
0

not good

not a very good movie

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

In some ways, adapter-director Penn has made a lyrical youth-rebellion flick in the classic late '60s/early '70s mode, or at least something that will be interpreted as such by viewers who'll buy the ecstatic aspects of McCandless' odyssey. Others may find the character, portrayed by Emile Hirsch, annoyingly over-endowed with undergraduate self-righteousness, borrowed ideals and resentment toward (who else but) mom and dad...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a serious, personal movie about what it is to be human, and what happens when we admire nature more than humanity: does it make us less than human, or do we fulfil and even transcend our humanity? There is food for thought and food for every kind of feeling in Sean Penn's outstanding film...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A long, devastating and poetic journey worth taking...

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A complete change of pace for writer-director, Sean Penn. It's his warmest, most celebratory and most completely realized film and, though you might not guess it from the material, it is also arguably his most personal???

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With the whole of America as his backdrop, Penn pulls off his most ambitious movie yet. The result is a beautiful and thought-provoking road movie...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

You don't have to be a hippy/philosopher/runaway or refugee from the excesses of modern society to appreciate this film...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

It can sometimes feel like the pit stops are too long and Penn has an annoying tendency to draw attention to the camera, but for every indulgence the journey remains compelling. McCandless is such a vivid and enigmatic character - a force of nature in himself - that his story grips you till the bitter end???

3.0
0

Wow

The pictures are awesome and the music is better. Give it a try and dive into a true story which will make you think about your life. Maybe not, but anyway great movie !

5.0
0

Alexander Supertramp

Sorty, although based on fact, a little drawn out in parts. Never-the-less, a good movie. Agree with Flicks review below. Life is nothing if it's not shared.

4.0
0

not good

not a very good movie

1.0
0