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Animal Factory Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 16, 2009
"Animal Factory" shows in unflinching scenes of stabbings, race riots, drug use, attempted rape, and constantly boiling chaotic violence, how hardened criminals are formed by incessant molding inside American penitentiaries.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2003
What it does lack is a performance by Furlong that's the equal of Dafoe's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2003
We may have seen this type of Animal before, but Furlong and Dafoe's work -- and Buscemi's honest, caring touch with these fringe-dwellers -- make it seem fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Prison flick from ex-con screenwriter is raw and realistic, with powerful acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2002
A scary and unflinching look at prison life.
| Original Score: 7/10
June 20, 2002
Similar to "Shawshank", "Animal Factory" is a far-less-established outing, but never the less interesting. Without the weighty support cast it mightn't have been as intriguing though, because there's a lack of depth missing from the screenplay
| Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2002
It confirms that Buscemi is a director that's here to stay.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 17, 2001
It's the relationship between Willem Dafoe, as Earl, the hard-time veteran, and Edward Furlong, as Ron, the new boy he takes under his wing, that makes the film so compelling.
October 20, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
A picture about adapting one's instincts, and Mr. Buscemi's deftness works well in this context.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The bleakness and myriad cruelties of the prison system are telegraphed with a graceful touch.
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