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Animal Factory Reviews

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April 25, 2002
The most disturbing thing in Animal Factory is watching sleepy Edward Furlong try to act.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 7, 2001
Here we see prison as we've seen it before, but with a touch of originality.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
January 1, 2000
Perhaps at 95 minutes, the film is just too short to do justice to all these matters, and maybe one needs to read the Edward Bunker novel to fill in the blanks.
November 17, 2002
there are two reasons to fast-forward this offering when it's released on video: (1) Mickey Rourke's over-the-top bejeweled drag queen and (2) Tom Arnold's truly rotten performance as a baddy who has the hots for boy-buns. Roseanne's finally gotten her re
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December 19, 2001
You come away with the sense that you should have come to care (or at least to know) more about its central characters than you do.
January 17, 2010
The opaque performances offer little in the way of shading.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
November 7, 2002
Prison flick from ex-con screenwriter is raw and realistic, with powerful acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
January 1, 2000
The prison atmosphere of constant danger was fully captured, as the film had a gritty, realistic look.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Steve Buscemi has given us a solid.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A sober drama set in a maximum-security prison where a middle-aged "King of the Yard" mentors an inexperienced middle-class young man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
January 1, 2000
Where Darabont's drama is an overlong 142 minutes, Buscemi's is a just-right 94, and where Shawshank is predictable, Animal Factory surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 4, 2002
It confirms that Buscemi is a director that's here to stay.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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