The Adventures of Huck Finn

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

This Disney movie has Huck as cheeky but resourceful artful dodger - which softens the hard times and produces an efficient but unexceptional adventure side-stepping the moral dimension and pathos of Twain's original story. The film has a Gothic beginning, but that's perhaps chiefly a nod to modern horror, and is soon dropped as Huck (Wood) takes to the raft with the runaway Jim (Vance) for his unsentimental education on the Mississippi. The Grangerford/Shepherdson feud is glossed over, and it's only with the arrival of Robards' 'King' and Coltrane's 'Duke' that things begin to liven up.


Release details

108 mins

Cast and crew

Stephen Sommers
Stephen Sommers
Elijah Wood
Courtney B Vance
Robbie Coltrane
Jason Robards
Ron Perlman
Dana Ivey
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