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We Bought a Zoo Reviews

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September 6, 2017
We Bought a Zoo won't change your life, but it will provide two hours of lovely, slightly whimsical escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2016
One of the movie's best teachings is the concept that if one commits to '20 seconds of insane, embarrassing courage,' to attain what one desires, good things always come of it. An instant kid classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2014
Crowe, who aims high to plant a big smile on your face, does so here more than competently.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2012
...this is packed with all the warmth, heart and humanity that one has come to expect from a Cameron Crowe film.
October 1, 2012
A muddled focus keeps We Bought a Zoo from being a guaranteed hit with kids or a captivating adult drama but there are enough compelling moments to make it worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2012
Might be a stereotypical 'family movie,' but it's still a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 27, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2012
The film is a button-pusher, but it is so in the nicest way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2012
A few more animal encounters and fewer grief sessions would have been nice, but it's still a solid family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 23, 2012
It's something of a sweet-natured slog, peppered, as all of Crowe's films are, peppered with the pop music the former pop music journalist loves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2012
It unfolds like military assault on the tear ducts. Don't know when to cry? Here comes Sigur Rós' Jónsi with an evocative sonic swoop to help you on your way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2012
There is no harm in it and not a single surprise.
March 16, 2012
While the creatures may be dangerous, Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe definitely plays things safe.
March 16, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2012
You have to admire the thoroughness with which We Bought a Zoo - which is the film Disney would make if they still knew how - caters to the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2012
Superficially very charming, this lacks depth but is still a pleasant and moving distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2012
For all the movie's cute kids and sentimentality, [Damon] is the warm-hearted and convincing heart of this uplifting flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2012
It's an easy-going, likable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2012
[A] cute comedy drama inspired by a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2012
I always look forward to watching director Cameron Crowe's films or should I say listen to his superior soundtracks. For this former Rolling Stone journalist, music and movies were simply born to run.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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