The Zookeeper's Wife Reviews

September 12, 2017
Nicki Caro's movie flails in its search for a consistent focus
Top Critic
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.
March 31, 2017
Again and again, the fuse is lit and then fizzles. Eventually, bewildered disinterest sets in.
March 31, 2017
It's held together by the fierce-as-always Jessica Chastain, who - burrowing deep into a slight Slavic acccent - brings Antontina to trembling, big-hearted life.
March 31, 2017
A film that prefers tastefully underplaying Holocaust clichés to building its own legitimate drama.
March 31, 2017
This is a handsomely shot, weighty story, and Chastain is a knockout in the lead.