National Lampoon's Animal House - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

National Lampoon's Animal House Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
July 31, 2015
You may not care to take up permanent spiritual residence at Animal House, but it's funny place to visit.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 25, 2007
While the low comedy is undeniably effective, the film leaves behind a bad taste of snobbery and petty meanness.
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
July 25, 2007
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.
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Variety Staff
July 25, 2007
There's enough bite and bawdiness to provide lots of smiles and several broad guffaws.
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Chris Auty
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie is vulgar, raunchy, ribald, and occasionally scatological. It is also the funniest comedy since Mel Brooks made The Producers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4