Wildlife (2018) - Drama

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A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Paul Dano
Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 32 out of 107 found boring (29.9%)

One-line Reviews (75)

Surprisingly engaging and complex .

Maybe having seen such a wonderful movie before watching Wildlife had a negative impact of my view on Wildlife, but still, Wildlife was still the worst movie I have seen in several years.

Seriously don't waste your time .

Mind numbingley tedious.

Within this solid three pronged ensemble there's enough to keep Wildlife steadily ticking on but there is a sense that despite its solid examination of a relationship breakdown and a coming of age expose, there's not a lot of meat on the bones of this tale and while there's emotion to be mined here thanks to the actors work, Wildlife is a relatively cold and forgettable affair, even if there's nothing particularly wrong with its execution.

The story is simple but is surprisingly engaging.

I really cannot say I found it entertaining, it was pretty boring.

So glad Wildlife is available on showtime, I would highly recommend it.

Stunning Scenery throughout the movie, great setting.

It was a waste of two hours of my life!

Don't waste your time people.

Slow and sad .

Slow family Drama .

He drank, he gave up a job out of pride, and he ultimately pursued an adventure, also rather than do what would have been more responsible, and also, more dull.

Overall this was a dreary predictable drama all observed by a creepy boy, it had nothing redemptive and said little to advance our understanding of the human condition.

A coming of age film set in 1960's Montana with a 14 year old boy who watches his family fall apart.

It was slow and excruciating to sit through.

Dano is much more interested in the slow-burning tension between the people, the quiet scorn and accumulating rage that can sprout from enduring the several types of stress the characters come to contact with (social, interpersonal, unability to work through the issues on spiritual level).

Directorial debut by Paul Dano, and a stunning one at that.

"Fine performances" cannot save this slow-moving, depressing drama.

Terribly written and so slow it actually made 2 people fall asleep.

If you want to spend nearly two hours watching the disintegration of a marriage in a miserable Montana town set amidst the bland 1960's setting of baseball games on the radio and mostly empty streets of the western town where they filmed this drivel, then have at it.

The script is mind-numbingly dull.

It was a waste of two hours of my life!

On top of that it has stunning visuals and a certain feel about it that just works effectively.

Jesus Christ, this film has got to be the dullest film ever made.

It's not bad by any means, but it is a bit boring, and just overall in my opinion falls flat on what it is trying to convey to the audience.

Dreary and Unconvincing Drivel .

Unless you're a Jake Gyllenhaal fanboy, or are really really bored, this is a must miss.

Slow and boring .

Drink a lot of espresso to stay awake for this one.

Although the acting was good It was very depressing, boring and I would not recommend this movie to anyone.

After a slow start, this one did too.

The most boring film of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012...........

So slow it almost expired.

We see a boring family break apart from the perspective of the young boy.

Jake Gyllenhaal tends to take roles that are odd or boring.

However, I couldn't help but wish there were a little more thickness to the plot in this one, I got a tad bored.

I love artsy films like this one and found the argument scene between Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhal's characters to be fascinating and very well acted, it can be compared to the movie Blue Valentine, in where we see a couples naked emotions behind closed doors, something so intimate and real exposed to us on the screen.

He's good as usual, but then his character leaves relatively early and we're stuck watching the dour, uninteresting Mulligan playing a truly repulsive person and the weird looking Oxenbould staring at stuff with those bug-eyes of his.

While I will grant you some good performances (Ed Oxenbould sucked), the plot went nowhere and the drama didn't do it for me.

The direction is smart and suspenseful.

what i find difficult is the pace of the movie, far too slow, and the absence of both warm and cold feelings in this existential drama.

Total waste of time.

Depressing and dreary!

Although the acting was good, It was very depressing, boring and I would not recommend this movie to anyone.

In its strong quiet way it brought up emotions in me which made it a compelling film to watch.

The son's character is equally underwhelming: he was probably meant to be this stoic, introverted, keeping his feelings to himself and hurting in silence, but he just comes across as bland and boring.

Along these lines, Carey Mulligan is a truly stunning in this role.

Joe watches in quiet confusion as his mother evolves from doting housewife and caring mother to something and someone he doesn't recognize.

It was like watching paint dry.

Slow paced and real time storyline.

First of all, I found the characters to be completely unbelievable and confusing.

Stylish and twice as boring, I didn't buy Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal as a married couple, much less, as parents.

Every single scene, by itself, with him in it is explosive, gripping, tense.

It's a sad story, and so slow.

I found the character of the mother fascinating.

Slower than a turtle crossing a 5 lane road.

What I like as well is that it feels thrilling when it needs to be, and hard to watch, in a good way, when that is needed also.

The music is riveting and so is the sound editing; both ambient.

As Jerry, Jake Gyllenhaal is excellent in his limited scenes, and Ed Oxenbould is an intriguing young actor and captures the essence of young Joe - especially that moment when kids realize their parents are individuals, not just devices put on earth to serve kids.

there are boredom leading to adultery,that leads to a terrible heartbreaking conflict of confidence in their 14 year old son.

Although, like I mentioned, static camera work does give a slow pace vibe, at least it did for me.

The performances are dull.

A big dry Yawn that survives only by the names of the main actors.

Watching paint dry .

A bold style of film for a fresh Director in Daño, it was actually surprisingly good for what was an undoubtably slow burner.

Nothing happens in this film.

Extremely slow and boring.

Don't waste your time people.

As fascinating as Jeanette is, the central character remains Joe, the child.

) Aware of the cast but not knowing what the film was about, I picked up a handmade boozy Butterbeer from the bar, ( which was more enjoyable than Fantastic Beasts 2) and got set to observe the wildlife.

Boring, just terrible.

The story is terrible and disjointed.

It's a slow and quiet start.