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White Fang

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available

drama


Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    63%
  • Audience Score
    63%

common sense

ON for kids age 10
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Exciting tale set in gold-rush Alaska.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has mature themes, such as the mistreatment of the Native American tribes by the miners, betting on dog fights, and the harshness of life in the mountains. There's a scene where wolves surround a camp and a character (off-screen) is killed while trying to protect his dog pack. A wolf is shot and crawls back to die in front of her young pup. A corpse is ejected from its coffin, characters treat an animal cruelly to make it fight, a bear chases a man but is scared away by a wolf, a character refers to the death of his parents. There's a shoot-out with no deaths but plenty of menace and a mining cave-in that threatens a character.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the frontier life-style and how Jack finds a sense of place in a location that many would find inhospitable. The characters represent a wide spectrum of approaches from the men who steal to those who look out for one another. Families may want to talk about the character of Alex and why he does not seem friendly but how his commitment to keeping promises distinguishes him as someone Jack can rely upon. How are White Fang's and Jack's lives touched by other people and what impact does this have on how they act?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    63%
    reviews counted: 9
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  • Audience

    63%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: One of the best family films ever made

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Been a while

- puffchunk, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

3 stars

All of these animal movies are the same but this is the best of its kind.

- SunilJawahir, Saturday, May 9, 2009

0 star

White fang, the little wolf dog puppy ended up going through different owners after his mother was shot. From a Working dog at an Indian Tribe to a Fighitng Dog at a Fighting dog arena, to the arms of a man who loved White Fang most.

- cupcakesworld2003, Friday, June 25, 2010