• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Landis
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 1978 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 24, 1998
  • Universal Pictures

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National Lampoon's Animal House Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The spirit of National Lampoon, as well as the voice of a generation...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

September 26, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a nice piece of counterculture which takes place at a time when there wasn't much counterculture out there

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 5, 2013
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Easily one of the best teen sex comedies of all time and quite possibly the best frat comedy ever made.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

John Belushi's raucous toga party isn't for young kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2010

Sky Movies

A masterpiece in anarchy.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2009

Total Film

Growing old disgracefully, Animal House is every bit as good as you remember.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2009
Robert Hanks
Independent

Animal House is a self-congratulatory mess; but it's also spattered with terrific one-liners and sight gags, and it's the best showcase extant for John Belushi's subversive, attention-grabbing screen presence.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009

Animal House brandit le titre de film culte avec honneur.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 7/10

August 20, 2008
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!

See website for more details.

Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 10/10

June 27, 2008
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine

Arguably the most influential comedy of our time.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2008

Film4

Obscene, absurd and hilarious, Animal House is a genre classic.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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While the low comedy is undeniably effective, the film leaves behind a bad taste of snobbery and petty meanness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 25, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This was the first of those crazy-college-antics films and remains, in most ways, the best.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 25, 2007
Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
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The Lampoon people understand the darkest secret of an American college education: one of the noblest reasons to go is to spend four years studying sex.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 25, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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There's enough bite and bawdiness to provide lots of smiles and several broad guffaws.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 25, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

"Animal House" never settles for just funny. It always strives for double-secret funny.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

April 1, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Director John Landis made a film that will probably remain fresh and fun for as long as kids go to college.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 9/10

August 16, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Almost everyone else has at least one funny scene to equal Belushi's greatest moments.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 31, 2006

Time Out
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An unashamed sense of its own fantasy is coupled with classically mounted slapstick; nostalgia mixes with cynicism in seductive proportions; and John Belushi's central performance as brain-damaged slob-cum-Thief of Baghdad is wonderful.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

Bullz-Eye.com

Ramis, Landis and their colleagues created a party film that's deeply rooted in the soil of popular culture.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2005
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