• 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

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
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
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

Time Out
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An unashamed sense of its own fantasy is coupled with classically mounted slapstick; nostalgia mixes with cynicism in seductive proportions; and John Belushi's central performance as brain-damaged slob-cum-Thief of Baghdad is wonderful.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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National Lampoon's Animal House is by no means one long howl, but it's often very funny, with gags that are effective in a dependable, all-purpose way.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 9, 2005
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
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