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Animals (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Animals' drug-fueled storyline is undeniably grim, but its sensitive approach to its difficult themes -- and its talented cast -- make watching it well worth the discomfort.

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ANIMALS tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation. (C) Official Site

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Cast

Kim Shaw
as Bobbie
John Heard
as Albert
Paul Perroni
as Undercover Cop
Simeon Henderson
as Undercover Cop 2
Ryan Archibald
as Record Store Employee
Jevon Houser
as Buttercup
Jerod Haynes
as Buttercups Replacement
Velma Austin Massey
as Charge Nurse
Anish Jethmalani
as Doctor Ahmed
Jack McCabe
as Man in Diner
Chris Bashen
as Electronics Store Employee
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
as County Hospital Doctor
Mary Mulligan
as Fleeger Hospital Nurse 2
Joan Kohn
as Hospital Social Worker
Benjamin Atkinson
as Group Therapist
James Chudnow
as Record Store Patron/Man in Mexican Restaurant
Jimmy McDermott
as ER Doctor
Bob Ahlersmeyer
as Narcotics Officer
Johnny Brown
as Security
David Cosey
as Record Store Shopper
Lindsay Hoops
as Zoo Patron
Ossey James
as Spotter
Philip E. Johnson
as Father Lynne
Harmony Elise Jones
as Playground Kid
J. Anthony Kopec
as Traveling Businessman
Larry Kucharik
as Group Therapy Patient
Shon McGregory
as Businessman
Mahogany Milan
as Deaf Girlfriend
Denis Mulvihill
as Train Passenger
Katie Nathan
as Laptop Girl
Dewayne Perkins
as Pedestrian
Elizabeth Reiners
as Train Station Business Commuter
Samantha Tongol-Verdaguer
as Verdaguer-Video Store Clerk
Al Vento
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Animals

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

Director Collin Schiffli keeps a tight focus on character, as the couple's plight becomes increasingly dire.

November 2, 2016 | Full Review…

"Animals" is a stark, brilliant, uncompromising, beautifully acted piece of work.

May 22, 2015

The couple's doomed romance feels familiar from numerous other films about addiction, and the movie is downright bad whenever it aspires to visual poetry.

May 21, 2015 | Full Review…

This is not a "slippery slope" movie, like other stories about addicts. In "Animals," they are already at the bottom of the slope.

May 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's gritty and grim, but "Animals" is also a gripping portrait of young junkies in love.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The trajectory of "Animals" is obvious in the opening minutes of this numbing if well-acted junkie drama.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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