All the Wilderness

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All the Wilderness
All the Wilderness poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Johnson
Written byMichael Johnson
Produced byJonathan Schwartz
Andrea Sperling
StarringKodi Smit-McPhee
Isabelle Fuhrman
Danny DeVito
Virginia Madsen
Evan Ross
CinematographyAdam Newport-Berra
Edited byJohn-Michael Powell
Music byJónsi & Alex
Super Crispy Entertainment
Kamp Grizzly
Distributed byScreen Media Films
Release dates
  • March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) (South by Southwest)
  • February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

All the Wilderness (originally titled The Wilderness of James) is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Michael Johnson. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Isabelle Fuhrman, Danny DeVito, Virginia Madsen and Evan Ross. The film was released on February 20, 2015, by Screen Media Films.


James recently lost his father and is having trouble coping. He also seems obsessed with the death of people and animals. Because of this and other psychological problems, his mother sends him to Dr. Pembry; James does not want to go. He ends up making friends with street musician Harmon and spending his nights on the city streets.



Filming took place in Portland, Oregon.[1]


The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2014.[2] On November 4, 2014, Screen Media Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[3] The film was released in the United States on February 20, 2015.[4]


All the Wilderness received generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 60% approval rating, with a rating average of 5.88/10 based on 25 reviews.[5] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100, the film has a score of 54 based on 11 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


  1. ^ Baker, Jeff (February 16, 2015). "'All the Wilderness,' made-in-Portland movie with Danny DeVito and Kodi Smit-McPhee, opens Feb. 20". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ John DeFore. "The Wilderness of James: SXSW Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ Zack Sharf (4 November 2014). "Screen Media Films Acquires SXSW Entry 'All The Wildernes - Indiewire". Indiewire. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. ^ "All the Wilderness Trailer With Kodi Smit-McPhee and Danny DeVito". Collider. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ "All The Wilderness (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ "All the Wilderness Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 October 2019.

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