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The Zookeeper's Wife Reviews

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September 15, 2017
The Zookeeper's Wife has powerful moments, but it fails to truly convey the emotional depths of the situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2017
The Zookeeper's Wife is a story worth telling - especially given today's political climate in the US - because it's a story of love, tolerance and courage taking on fascism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2017
The animal backdrop brings first an unexpected softness and then an alien undertow to an otherwise familiar but ever harrowing story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 22, 2017
The Zookeeper's Wife is a medium-grade drama that has been given the look and feel of a prestige offering.
June 30, 2017
A product full of good intentions that, fortunately, doesn't fall into tearfulness even though it could. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2017
The salvation of the film is in the wonderful performances of Chastain and Heldenbergh, on the other hand, it has some genuinely exciting moments. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2017
It is a story of selflessness and bravery I had not heard before and it surely inspires.
May 24, 2017
Chastain's performance is truly riveting and the Oscar-nominated actress shines every time she appears on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2017
The Zookeeper's Wife is a story worth telling, and while it's not faultless, I believe it's a story Workman, Caro and Chastain have told well.
May 17, 2017
For the most part, Caro rises to the challenge, although the film is a slightly emotionless affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2017
The drama might feature cute creatures big and small, but it's firmly concerned with the human impact in times of conflict.
May 6, 2017
The ridiculously versatile Jessica Chastain nails it again with a terrific, touching central performance in this true-life wartime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 5, 2017
An amazing story and movie that would not be believable if it were not based on true events.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 5, 2017
Caro creates some impressive scenes, some involving the fates of the animals, one involving a mother and daughter who think they've escaped. But on the whole the film never quite manages to create the required mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 5, 2017
The results mostly work well.
May 4, 2017
It doesn't rewrite Schindler's List, but Caro delivers enough compassionate hugs and kicks to the gut to make the story worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2017
Director Niki Caro... devotes a generous amount of screen time to the impressive animal cast. It's a wise move. They are extremely photogenic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2017
While the film is capable enough of chronicling the heroism and bravery of the Żabińskis, it does lack the emotional clout that should come with such drastic matters of life and death as those depicted here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 2, 2017
Courage, duplicity, loyalty and survival are the key themes of this gripping drama that offers a unique and refreshingly different perspective of the Holocaust.
April 24, 2017
Although not as emotionally involving as it could have been, Chastain is as wonderful as ever as the plot revolves around her.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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