The Zookeeper's Wife Reviews

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September 12, 2017
Nicki Caro's movie flails in its search for a consistent focus
April 5, 2017
It doesn't burn through the conscience and haunt you forever like Schindler's List, but in spite of its laid-back reluctance to shock and horrify, it's never trivial or boring.
April 4, 2017
Niki Caro breaks out of the genre and emerges with a truly moving and original film. She uses the familiar structure of survival and rescue, but her focus is on the mechanics of cruelty itself in an unlikely setting.
March 31, 2017
How this was managed is truly inspiring, but the way it plays out in Angela Workman's script (adapted from Diane Ackerman's bestseller) is strictly by the numbers.
March 31, 2017
If it's remembered at all, it will be seen as a missed opportunity to tell a powerful story.
March 31, 2017
Jessica Chastain is relaxed with some actual lion cubs, and there's a bunny that should win an Oscar. But when the film pivots to the scared human beings down below, you get a hint of the weirder, tougher drama it might have been.
April 17, 2019
War doesn't only happen to men, as Caro's film attests: women, children and animals are also casualties of war.
March 30, 2019
The truth is, while audiences may be quick to decide not to take part in a movie as depressing as this, the feeling of sheer love you feel once you leave the theater is profound.
March 21, 2019
While its somewhat restrained execution may keep the story from fully coming to life, The Zookeeper's Wife is still a well-made movie that benefits from a very talented cast.
December 30, 2018
This shouldn't so much have a star rating as a hankie rating, though the atmosphere is lightened by the world's bounciest baby camel. The accents are all over the place, but while it does veer into cliche, the most moving scenes are thankfully unforced.
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