Zookeeper

Zookeeper

Zookeeper

Family comedy in which the animals at a zoo decide to break their code of silence (think Night at the Museum at a zoo).

Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, zookeeper Griffin (Kevin James, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, TV's King of Queens) decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence to keep Griffin from leaving, and teach him the rules of courtship - animal style.

Also stars Rosario Dawson and features the voices of Cher as the giraffe, Adam Sandler as the monkey, Sylvester Stallone as the lion and Jon Favreau as the bear.

2011102 minsUSA
ComedyKids & Family

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Zookeeper / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

A comedy whose cliché-embracing stupidity borders on the surrealistic.

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Variety

Variety

Ultimately, it's a marketing pitch in search of a movie that proves punishingly flat.

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Total Film

Total Film

The simplistic slapstick targets kids, but lengthy sequences focused on James and his lady woes will bore adults, let alone young ’uns.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The director, Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer), doesn’t impose much discipline, letting some scenes run wild and others peter out, their punch lines dangling.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

I would rather lie on a bed of nails watching Dr Doolittle for a week than see a single reel of Zookeeper again.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Look, a great movie this is not. A pleasant summer entertainment it is.

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New York Post

New York Post

Zookeeper" barely avoids a zero-star rating because of James. The bulky former star of "King of Queens" is impossible to hate no matter how much dumb slapstick he and his stunt double are required to perform.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie is more of a genre-fortified enclosure than a comic idea that gets to run wild.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Beastly comedy for the lowest of brow.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Zookeeper (I can't believe I'm even writing this) is a dumbed-down Paul Blart.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Some sparks of comedy and fun but largely a flat and unrewarding comedy.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

As a study in insanity, Zookeeper is mildly interesting. But as a kiddie comedy, it’s something to watch only once the little ones have worn out their Dr. Doolittle DVD.

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