• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "Where the Wild Things Are" reflects so much of a plucky little kid: the flirting up of anger at a parent, the defiant escape into fantasy, the tough talk in a tight situation, the exuberance and then the fundamental need to return home and be loved and reassured. All of these stages are explored in Maurice Sendak's famous 1963 children's book, which contains only nine sentences. Ah, but what sentences they are when given resonance by his drawings.

    Spike Jonze…

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  • Steve Dickson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Dickson 09 Apr, 2014

    Still like this. Its quite depressing though isnt it?

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  • Sam Wisby

    ★★ Watched by Sam Wisby 19 Apr, 2014

    ultimately hollow.

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  • Chris Hodgson

    ★★★★ Added by Chris Hodgson

    A wonderfully realized, touching film. I'd never read the book during my own childhood so I had no prior notion of where the story would go or of any morals it contains. I love the darkness bubbling under the surface of this movie. Gandolfini is perfect as Carol. Karen O does a much better job with the soundtrack than she does with her own full-time band.

    I admire Jonze's willingness to make the Max character so thoroughly unlikeable but I…

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  • Suzanne Moses

    ★★½ Added by Suzanne Moses

    I enjoyed the film while was in the theater, but it's charm faded quickly after I left.

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  • lilyevans

    ★★★½ Added by lilyevans

    "Where the Wild Things Are" is the kind of movie that simply gets to you, even if lightly. It shows the many feelings and aspects of personalities combined in one person, but with the imagination and creativity of a child. At the same time it has this wonderful set of fantasy, it's a compilation of one's inner self's analysis. When you're a kid there are some things that are really hard to cope with, specially anger and loneliness, two characteristics…

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  • Leonardo Navarro

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Leonardo Navarro 15 Apr, 2014

    Spike Jonze: Ranked

    «Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy.»
    —Judith

    Definitely my kind of film.

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  • Ynna Denice Esguerra

    ★★★★ Watched by Ynna Denice Esguerra 11 Apr, 2014

    You have no idea how much I want to hug everyone in this movie.

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  • CinemaClown

    ★★★½ Watched by CinemaClown 09 Apr, 2014 5

    Less a children's movie & more a film about childhood, Where the Wild Things Are is director Spike Jonze's third feature that concerns a lonely 9-year old boy named Max who has an imaginative vision & quite a raging anger, the latter of what makes him run away from home after which he sails to an island inhabited by fanciful creatures known as the "wild things" who crown him as their king.

    Spike Jonze's focus here isn't on making the story suitable…

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  • Filipe Cesário

    ★★★½ Watched by Filipe Cesário 05 Apr, 2014 1

    Eu assisti sem saber qual seria o rumo que ele tomaria. Imaginava algo completamente diferente. Talvez algo bem mais infantil, bobo, mas que isso não tirasse sua qualidade.

    Então você assiste e se depara com uma história simples, profunda e que me fez lembrar das minhas viagens de criança. Acho que esse filme é mais um daqueles que conseguem materializar os sonhos e histórias que toda criança cria e ainda leva o espectador a querer conversar à respeito dele depois que acaba.

    Pode parecer um pouco carregado, mas para quem gosta do gênero descrito acima, provavelmente vai achar bacana, assim como eu achei.

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  • Filmslayer

    ★★★★★ Watched by Filmslayer 23 Mar, 2014

    Good family movie. It's a movie that has a lot of subtext. It brings back childhood memories of having an imaginary friend when I was little and imagining stuff like being a Jedi, fighting bad guys, and so on.

    The characters are really well written. Most, if not all, the monsters have very distinct character traits that help to tell them apart. Spike Jones did an incredible job with this film.

    I also love the look of the film. The…

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