• 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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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Matheson e Riegert são pobres substitutos para Chevy Chase e Bill Murray - e, embora Belushi esteja hilário como de hábito, o filme tornou-se fatalmente anacrônico.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 15, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

A dated, rarely funny celebration of being spoiled and white.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I never liked this. I never will. My apologies to all its diehard fans.

| Original Score: 1/5

March 5, 2003
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...incredibly well cast, a fact that might have as much to do with it's persistence in the collective imagination as anything else.

Full Review | Original Score: A-

May 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is vulgar, raunchy, ribald, and occasionally scatological. It is also the funniest comedy since Mel Brooks made The Producers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com

One of the all-time classic movies, and a career-defining performance by Belushi make this mandatory viewing for any movie lover.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 4, 2004
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 5/5

August 9, 2002
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

| Original Score: 5/5

May 23, 2003
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
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
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
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
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A gem.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 13, 2001
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Animal House is as funny today as it was 25 years ago.

Full Review

August 28, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

great fun

| Original Score: 3/5

April 6, 2005
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