- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/21/2007
"[T]hough the film's structure may be tragic, its spirit is anything but. It is infused with an expansive, almost giddy sense of possibility, and it communicates a pure, unaffected delight in open spaces, fresh air and bright sunshine."
USA Today - 09/21/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is a haunting and moving experience, highlighted by evocative original music by Eddie Vedder."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/28/2007
"[W]ritten and directed with magnificent precision and imaginative grace....It's an intensely physical movie..." -- Grade: A-
Rolling Stone - 10/04/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Penn, in tandem with the superb cinematographer Eric Gautier, captures the majesty and terror of the wilderness in ways that makes you catch your breath."
Total Film - 11/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n eco-road movie that refreshes and invigorates. Exquisitely shot, robustly acted and deeply felt, it's a potent ode to wanderlust and human pluck."
Empire - 10/19/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "Penn has evidently soaked up his Terrence Malick. But with its thoughtful pace and loose structure, his depiction of the McCandless odyssey also recalls Lynch's THE STRAIGHT STORY."
Uncut - 12/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "As the wide-eyed hero, Hirsch is excellent....This is Penn's big auteur statement on our times....It has more soul in its sprawl than any other film this year."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2007
"With its swooping hunger for landscape and new experience, it plunges headlong into the giddy, passionate convictions of its hero..."
Rolling Stone - 12/27/2007
Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Movies Of 2007" -- "This is personal filmmaking at its soaring best. Penn honors his subject and the courage it takes to push boundaries."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "Director and book adapter Sean Penn has the greatest eye for composition of any successful actor turned film-maker since Clint Eastwood..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/01/2012
"Sean Penn's fascinating screen version of the Jon Krakauer book of the same name....[Stewart] gives an agreeably vital performance that could still be predictive of things to come in her career."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release - SEPTEMBER 21, 2007 (Limited)