Surviving the Wild

5.81 h 27 min201813+
Following the untimely death of his grandpa Gus (Jon Voight), thirteen-year-old Shaun (Aidan Cullen) disregards his parents wishes and embarks upon a great journey into the wild with his dog Riley, to spread his grandpa's ashes from a remote mountaintop. Throughout the journey, Shaun is guided by the spirit of his grandfather.
Patrick Alessandrin
Jon VoightAidan CullenJamie Kennedy
English [CC]
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Vail Bloom
Steven Paul
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4.4 out of 5 stars

63 global ratings

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jhuffmanReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a very sad, but heart felt movie
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This is a very sad, but heart felt movie. I have no idea what the other poster watched, but this was a good movie.
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JoelReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Coming of age story shot in beautiful Kentucky locations
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Surviving the Wild (previously known as “Riley’s Peak”) is essentially a coming of age story. There is humor and emotion, as well as a little bit of language. It’s a good movie for families with adolescent children.

It’s a low budget movie but the cinematography is spectacular, showcasing terrific views around Kentucky. It was great seeing some of my favorite outdoor places utilized in the movie. Some locations I recognized were Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls State Parks, the Kentucky River Palisades and the majestic Red River Gorge Geological Area. The state of Kentucky is prominent in the movie and there is even a brief appearance by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

I was excited when I heard about the filming of this movie. I’m a fan of previous roles of Jon Voight and Jamie Kennedy, and I heard that Mr. Voight was very kind to people while in the area for filming.

You should give “Surviving the Wild” a watch!
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JOHN THOMASReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
just so so
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more talking then action
Stella57Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good movie
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We were sobbing at the end. Very good story!! Loved it!!
barbara j davisReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Got a see
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Great flick
Lynne D.Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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What kind of dog is Riley?
miatachick56Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love between a boy and his grampa
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Good story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Marci RalphReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
good movie
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good story line
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