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Animal World (2018)




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Drifting aimlessly through life, Kaisi (Li Yi Feng: Hundred Flowers Winner Mr. Six, Guilty of Mind) has racked up debts of several million having borrowed money from his friends. Lured with the promise of writing it all off, Kaisi leaves his ailing mother and childhood sweetheart Qing (Zhou Dongyu: Golden Horse winner Soul Mate, Under the Hawthorn Tree, The Thousand Faces of Dunjia) to board the ship Destiny and attend a gambling party controlled by the mysterious Anderson (Michael Douglas: Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street). All players join the game with stars. For each game they lose, their opponent captures a star. Everyone is holding daggers behind their backs plotting dirty means by which to overcome their opponents. The game quickly deteriorates into a slaughter and Kaisi must battle save his own skin... Animal World is China's The Hunger Games meets The Matrix. A suspenseful action-packed blockbuster, Animal World is the new film from director Han Yan, best known for Go Away, Mr. Tumor which represented China for the 88th Academy Awards, and producer Chen Zhixi, famed for her hit films Lost in Thailand and Detective Chinatown.

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Critic Reviews for Animal World

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Drawing equally from the altered-reality universes of comic books and video games, Animal World is an exciting if disjointed mash of ideas and emotions.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Animal World may be stronger in its original manga form, or in its previous live action adaptation. In this iteration, however, it's nothing short of exhausting.

November 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

It's not perfect, but big bold swings like this never are - I'd take a messy, but genuinely innovative feature like this any day over the parade of generic blockbusters offered up at most matinees.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Animal World is consistently entertaining and a marginal improvement on the histrionics of its Japanese predecessor.

July 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Animal World is dry and repetitive, but it got my gamer brain going.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

This makes for a pretty fun little film about an absurd underground competition, and Yan Han invests his narrative with some pretty harsh criticism of those who value personal wealth more than human compassion.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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