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Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
This is the third animated feature in a row (after "Curious George" and "Ice Age: The Meltdown") which aims at children and has no serious ambition to be all things to all people, i.e., their parents. But for kids, it's OK.
New York Daily News
The voice performances are terrific, particularly those of Belushi and Garofalo, as the amorous squirrel and the giraffe he would like to have as his wife.
Chicago Tribune
It has a good director, snazzy visuals and some really funny animals, and that's at least half the battle.
TV Guide
If you don't care about the characters, then everything's just a big, dumb joke.
Entertainment Weekly
Lifting a concept isn't exactly foreign to the world of animation (what's "The Lion King" if not "Bambi" with manes?), but it isn't often a rip-off gets as blatant as The Wild, a flat-out regurgitation of "Madagascar."
A decent-looking and harmless computer animated film that is notable mostly because it doesn't appear to contain a single original idea.
Just be the most wildly derivative animated movie in ages.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Kids under 6 will dig it - though the alligators and wildebeests might scare them. Certainly they scared this groan-up.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
As far as story is concerned, the whole thing feels like a rerun of a raucous Saturday-morning television show aimed at hell-raising five-year-olds.
The Hollywood Reporter
The film is a relentlessly loud and ultimately exhausting exercise only partially leavened by the usual heavy doses of wisecracking humor and visual gags.
New York Post
These films take years to produce, so The Wild isn't exactly a ripoff - but it isn't exactly fun, either.

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