The Call of the Wild (2020) Movie Summary
Adapted from Jack London’s beloved literary classic, The Call Of The Wild vividly brings to life the story of a big-hearted dog named Buck, and John Thornton (Harrison Ford), the man Buck must learn to trust. Abruptly uprooted from his pampered lifestyle in sunny California, Buck finds himself in the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. As the newest dog on a mail delivery sled team during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1890s, Buck has left behind a once comfortable life for one of hardship and survival. Life again changes dramatically for Buck when he meets Thornton, a loner-turned-adventurer, and it’s clear that the two are destined to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Navigating through an environment that is as unforgiving as it is spectacular, the journey profoundly transforms both man and dog. With its unique blend of intense live action and cutting-edge animation, The Call Of The Wild is a visually stunning experience featuring realistic, emotionally authentic characters.
The Call of the Wild Film Synopsis
Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
The Call of the Wild Comments & Critics
What do you think about The Call of the Wild movies? Ask the moviesrankings.com community a question about The Call of the Wild!
Please wait! The Call of the Wild movie comments loading...
The Call of the Wild Movie Reviews
Free International Money Transfer 💸Enjoy high maximum transfers into more than 20 currencies while saving up to 90% over local banks! The cheap, fast way to send money abroad. Free transfer up to 500 USD!Score: 5/5
WonderfulHeart warming: men, dogs and adventure in the far north, CGI dogs just make it more believable, no problem watching cartoon dogs, no foul language, no smart ass children, a few woman actors but none of them stupid and yappy, lots of wonderful happy, endlessly faithful dogs. Kill everyone, save the dogs..Score: 5/5
A very good movieIt was the best movie in 2020.Score: 5/5
EnjoyI enjoyed this version of the film. The crews and casts did a great job of re-telling of this story. Thank you for sharing your vision with us..Score: 5/5
Call of the wildI loved this movie its a great adventure.Score: 5/5
Loved it.Read Jack London's books in my youth. Maybe this movie didn't capture the grit, mud and blood in the book and the CGI dog just plain blasphemy to a hard core book version Call of The Wild London fan, I was able to work my way around it. Maybe London would have appreciated someone taking the time to make a movie out of his book.....maybe he wouldn’t. Was there a cheesie scene or two? Yeah. Who cares. I liked the movie..Score: 4/5
FunI enjoyed it. I only wish they didn’t use a CGI dog. Less spectacular action for a real dog. Lassie come home!.Score: 4/5
NiceNice watch. Enjoyed the distraction from the crazy sad times of 2020. Nature has a way of calming the heart and mind..Score: 5/5
Jiminy Cricket!For cryin’ out loud! I REALLY want to see this movie but they have to squeeze every penny out of it! I’m going to make a note on who is doing this •••• and avoid their movies like the Black plague. I’ll be •••••• if I’m going to pay that sort of $ to watch or own it. No buey, José! Maybe I’ll just reread the spectacular book. It’s public domain. Free or for pennies in the Books Store. Let your conscience be your guide..Score: 1/5
Absolutely wonderfulWho cares about CGI, this is a wonderful story, book and movie. Harrison Ford’s narration is wonderful couldn’t imagine anyone else as the narrator. The end had me in tears. Love the book now I love the movie.Score: 5/5
Call of the WildI read the book when I was a young child. I, personally, loved this movie! I watched it two and 1/2 times. Wonderful family movie and most movies about books seldom follow the true story line of the book. This was just good fun!! JH.Score: 5/5
Payoneer 💰Payoneer is an online payment platform that lets you transfer money from any corner of the world! A best and must have payment service for every blogger, traveler, freelancer, affiliate marketer, consultant, virtual assistant, business person, online sellers, and receivers. Earn $25 for free by joining Payoneer. Sign Up Now!Score: 5/5
The Call of the WildLoved this movie, ignore Rolling Stone reviewer! Critics are wrong so many times. Worth the rental or purchase price!.Score: 5/5
BoringThe dog looked fo fake, story was boring.Score: 1/5
“The Call of the Wild”This is not a movie that I will soon forget. That is the one compliment that may be bestowed upon a movie as bad as this one; the strokes are so broad, so imprecise, so laughably and unintentionally comic, that the movie is not forgettable. The writers of this movie—and apparently everyone who worked on it—have evidently never been north of the California border, and even then, not at such a northern latitude in the wintertime. Throughout the movie, nobody wears hats, gloves, suitable winter coats. This is winter in the Yukon Territory! It was regularly -40˚C (-40˚F) there this winter! Ou est tu, hypothermia? Frostbite? A chill? Moreover, have you ever seen a dogsled? Let me revise that; I haven’t seen a dogsled, except in a museum. Have you ever seen a dog? These filmmakers haven’t, and they haven’t bothered to do any research either. The fact Buck catches and then proceeds to let a rabbit go wouldn’t fool anyone under the age of ten very easily. And what about the movie’s so-called logic? (That is logic beyond the fact it isn’t very cold on a sound stage.) How, on a boat from Alaska, can Harrison Ford—I mean, his character—make it to Dawson City, YT, CA, faster than a mail-delivery dogsled, one that has supposedly made record time, I might add. Dawson City is landlocked, and we are later shown that the river is frozen mid-winter, which it clearly is when Ford and Buck start out. I will not even try to even begin to address all the other states of insanity this movie goes through, or its various other anachronisms, as it makes viewers consider—very hard—where suspension of disbelief ends and the high cliffs of reality are. (The answer they will arrive at is “somewhere in the first act.” By the time the movie ends, you’ve already landed and been impaled on a rock at the base of those cliffs.) Additionally, this film’s use of Karen Gillian and Michael Horse—or, perhaps, non-use would be a better description—is criminal. The casting department must have been kidnapped from a better movie. I would have liked to see the film where those two had bigger rôles. Actually, I would have liked to see the film where Harrison Ford wasn’t co-star to a CGI dog that behaves like an animal from “Looney Tunes.” This movie is best appreciated by young children—ten and eight year olds would be skeptical of this film’s verisimilitude—but I wouldn’t subject them to it. There are so many other great movies for children, from big studios like Disney, and smaller independent ones, that it isn’t worth it, no matter how you look at it. —0.5 stars..Score: 1/5
Real GoodLove this movie it’s real good.Score: 5/5
Yess yesI went into this movie completely unsure but I came out in tears. I cried so much (partially cause I’m an emotional wreck) it was really good. Touching story. It did bother me a bit that it wasn’t a real dog but at the same time I don’t care about those details. I liked it and recommend it!.Score: 5/5
BroYou took a Canadian song in ur trailer and u said “ an American story”.Score: 1/5
!!No good movie.Score: 1/5
BadIt was boring and the dog was more human than dog.Score: 1/5
Call of the wildIt’s amazing the animations are amazing.Score: 5/5
Not worth ca$6.50!Too “Long”. The Dog is more “Human.” Had to FFwd, was getting “Boring.”.Score: 2/5
Performanece Lab 🎯Performance Lab ® CORE Formulas support all aspects of human performance, across all walks of life. Boosts work performance and productivity with nootropics for focus, multitasking under stress, creative problem-solving and more. Buy Now!Score: 5/5
Coursera 💡Start your future on coursera today! Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Join for Free!Score: 5/5