The Animal (2001)

The Animal

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: While less offensive and more charming than recent gross-humored comedies, The Animal is still rather mediocre.


Movie Info

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Schneider stars in this comedy as Marvin Mage, a wimpy nebbish whose lifelong dreams of becoming a police officer are thwarted by his diminutive stature. But when Marvin is critically injured in an auto wreck, deranged scientist Dr. Wilder (Michael Caton) uses various animal body parts to save his life, leaving the patient with the stamina and physical skills of the organ donors. Marvin quickly gains fame as a supercop, but he's also left with all of … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some crude and sexual humor)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Schneider , Tom Brady
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2001
Box Office: $54.4M
Runtime:
Columbia Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Marvin Mange

as Chief Wilson

as Dr. Wilder

as Miles

as Bob Harris

as Mrs. De La Rosa

as Mr. Tam

as Patrolman Brady

as Patrolman Jaworski

as Mob Member

as Elkerton Police Offi...

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as Elkerton Police Offi...

as Elkerton Police Offi...

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Evidence Room Kid

as Heavy Set Cadet

as Obstacle Course Lady

as Burning Man

as Elderly Jogger

as Badger Milk Host

as Airport Businessman

as Airline Steward

as Airline Steward

as Airport Police

as Old Man Holden

as TV Anchorwoman

as Bar Patron

as Waitress

as Hula Dancer

as Hula Dancer

as Italian Waiter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Free Press Reporter

as Waiter at Party

as Mayor's Son

as Gang Leader

as Mob Member

as Mob Member

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Critic Reviews for The Animal

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (28)

Certainly reeks like something produced from a squatting position.

June 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The Animal is never more nor less than stupid, but stupid in ways that deliver goofiness rather than rampant humiliation.

Full Review… | June 11, 2001
Variety
Top Critic

Let's hear it for stupendously dumb screen writing.

Full Review… | June 4, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Frequently it becomes boring.

June 4, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

It's just not funny.

June 4, 2001
Film.com
Top Critic

Should you consider getting near it, understand that it doesn't smell so good.

June 4, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Animal

The Animal is yet another pointless Rob Schneider comedy that has maybe three actually funny scenes in the entire film. Unfortunately for Schneider, he's a terrible comedian. This film is awful and it's beyond me why this crap got made in the first place. I though that this film was awful, and is one of those comedies that really doesn't stand the test of time. This is the type of comedy film that has poorly constructed jokes and that it really doesn't do anything memorable. The film is just an excuse for Rob Schneider to have a "career" in films. This is so poorly constructed, poorly plotted, yet the idea was pretty interesting. If the script would have been reworked and the jokes better though out, and with a different lead, this might have been a good film. But this film ends up being a big waste of time, and get tiresome after a while. The film rides on one joke practically for the entire length of the film, and it just doesn't cut it. I think that this film should never have been made, and looking back ten years since this crap was made, there have been far better comedies than this. The Animal is one of those comedies that are meant for people who don't want intellectuality to their comedy, it's a mindless one joke film that is so bad, and it can easily be regarded as one of the worst comedies ever made. Even the first two Pauly Shore outings (Encino Man, and Son in Law) brought more laughter than this, and that says something about this train wreck of a film.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

I laughed a lot, and that's the best I can say about this. It's sporadically entertaining, but still lacks what most Happy Madison films do; a decent script.

CreedsDelight
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

NOT funny!

3niR
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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