Saturday, 30 August 2014


Fresh from the awards success of last year's overrated Dallas Buyers Club, critics were just waiting to atone for leading that film to three Oscars it didn't deserve, and seem to have taken it out on Jean-Marc Vallee's latest, Wild, which screened at Telluride with the apparent intention of replicating that success. The reviews are damaging enough to derail the film's Best Picture chances, yet good enough nevertheless to ensure that interest remains high in the book adaptation. Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern both attract praise, though. Here's what Justin Chang at Variety, Eric Kohn at IndieWire, Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter and Rodrigo Perez at The Playlist had to say.