Into the Wild

Lists: Adventure, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life."

Overall Ranking: 443 (Rank from 2007: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - A great film about an occasionally off-putting lead character.
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Patrick Devitt80
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less50(full review)

People Involved

  • Emile Hirsch (Christopher McCandless)
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Billie McCandless)
  • William Hurt (Walt McCandless)
  • Jena Malone (Carine McCandless)
  • Brian H. Dierker (Rainey)
  • Catherine Keener (Jan Burres)
  • Vince Vaughn (Wayne Westerberg)
  • Hal Holbrook (Ron Franz)
  • Thure Lindhardt (Thomas)
  • Signe Egholm Olsen (Sonja)
  • Cheryl Francis Harrington (Sozialarbeiterin)
  • Kristen Stewart (Tracy)
  • Sean Penn (Director)