O que se diz lá fora sobre WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, de Spike Jonze:
«The plot is simple stuff, spread fairly thin in terms of events but portentous in terms of meaning. It comes down to: What is right? -- a question that children often seek answers to.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«Director Spike Jonze's sharp instincts and vibrant visual style can't quite compensate for the lack of narrative eventfulness that increasingly bogs down this bright-minded picture.»
Todd McCarthy, Variety.
«WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is an alternately perfect and imperfect if always beautiful adaptation of the Maurice Sendak children’s book.»
Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
«Jonze's ideas, visual and otherwise, spill out in a faux-philosophical ramble that isn't nearly as deep as he thinks it is; at best, it's a scrambled tone poem. Even the look of the picture becomes tiresome after a while.»
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com.
«For all the money spent, the film's success is best measured by its simplicity and the purity of its innovation. Jonze has filmed a fantasy as if it were absolutely real, allowing us to see the world as Max sees it, full of beauty and terror.»
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.