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Zookeeper Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
Movies like "Zookeeper" make you hate movies, restaurants, animals, and Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
Kevin James' new comedy Zookeeper may be popular with the kiddos, but slapstick humor and a cookie-cutter storyline doom it for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 8, 2011
Kevin James talks to the animals in Adam Sandler-scented rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
July 11, 2011
Perhaps the madcap adventures of a love-lorn middle aged man is not exactly kid's stuff. But it sure isn't for the adults in the audience either.
Dannielle Elms
MovieFIX
September 8, 2011
With the exception of some nice moments, mainly due to Kevin James' wholesome and lovable lead, Zookeeper is a flop and should be watched at your own peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Orla Cunnane
Little White Lies
July 28, 2011
The comedy premise is confused and underwhelming while the formulaic romance is a waste of the charismatic leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
July 14, 2011
In the pitch meeting for this movie, someone said, "I know -- let's make a movie where animals talk crazy talk."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 29, 2011
It's not quite as bad as expected, but it still makes more jokes out of the male genital region than any film aimed at children ever should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 28, 2011
It's made-to-measure holiday fun, without anything unique to it and rather bland animals - apart from Nick Nolte's Bernie the Gorilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
July 13, 2011
Zookeeper is just rote. A complete lack of effort by all involved doubles down on the genuine sadness of watching a real talent waste himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 18, 2011
Vaguely misogynistic, ugly-looking, and features product placement so brazen that it would make Michael Bay blush.
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
July 12, 2011
Nevermind how the animals learned to yak - the real question is who this loud, dull elephant dung is aimed at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 8, 2011
Why is Kevin James a top-billed movie star? When did this happen? Why is it happening?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
July 8, 2011
If you take the talking animals out of it, it would be truly unwatchable. As it is, it's the work of uncaring hacks and lazy Hollywood players cashing paychecks at the expense of family audiences worldwide. (Full Content Parental Review also available)
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 7, 2011
Kids may get a few laughs out of the talking animals, but any parent unfortunate enough to have to tag along might want to consider bringing a blindfold and some earplugs to ease the pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 19, 2011
The eighty-million-dollar-blockbuster equivalent of watching your 'wacky' friend do funny voices over a wildlife documentary.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Give Kevin James this much credit -- the dude leaves it all on the field, even when the movie's bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
July 24, 2011
I couldn't help but wonder who this weird romantic/animal comedy was aimed at when the film gets suffocated by a tedious love chasing travesty that would confuse kids and bore the hell out of enduring adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 8, 2011
...having a monkey throw poo on you for an hour and a half would probably be more entertaining than this flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 7, 2011
James can be a funny guy, but the lack of laugh-worthy material in Zookeeper stretches his comedic abilities past the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

Urban Cinefile
January 9, 2012
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