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7,777 Ratings

Where the Wild Things Are

Directed by Spike Jonze
United States, 2009
Fantasy, Family, Drama


A live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic story about Max, a discontent little boy who escapes to the land of the Wild Things. These majestic and sometimes fierce creatures crown Max as their king.

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Where the Wild Things Are Directed by Spike Jonze

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2009 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

2010 | Nominee: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2009 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

Austin Film Critics Association

2009 | Nominee: Best Film

Critics reviews

I could go on and on about Where The Wild Things Are, a deeply strange act of adaptation, and—to these (moist) eyes, anyway—one of the most undervalued American movies of the last decade or so. What’s radical about it is the way Jonze and co-writer Dave Eggers treat a beloved children’s classic as the mere jumping-off point for a film about childhood…
June 24, 2013
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