Zookeeper Reviews

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September 6, 2011
Failing to succeed as a rom-com or a kids' flick, this feels surprisingly flat with the animals, and Kevin James, never really coming alive.
September 3, 2011
When you hear the giraffe yelling May Day, right at the beginning of Zookeeper, take heed; it's a distress signal that we are about to witness a disaster
September 2, 2011
Though silly and disposable, the film's heart and physical comedy make it relatively satisfying.
September 1, 2011
Zookeeper is a charming and lovably imperfect film.
August 9, 2011
If a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters can produce Shakespeare, then Zookeeper must have been banged out by one primate pecking away at a keyboard between sessions playing on a tire swing.
July 31, 2011
James is hardly the most versatile performer and his gibbering speeches, pratfalls and slapstick antics are awfully familiar.
July 31, 2011
I would rather lie on a bed of nails watching Dr Doolittle for a week than see a single reel of Zookeeper again.
July 30, 2011
The scriptwriters subsitute volume for humour, labouring under the misapprehension that if the animals yell at one another a lot it'll have us rolling in the aisles.
July 29, 2011
It is only James, which his intuitive gift for physical comedy and a quirky emotional sincerity, that makes the slog a little less sloggy. Key word: little
July 29, 2011
If as much money had gone into the screenplay as must have gone into the paying for the star voices we might have ended up with something less mundane.
July 29, 2011
In which Kevin James yet again proves his absolute unfitness (in both senses) for the part of romantic comedy lead.
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.
July 28, 2011
The odd chuckle aside, this is for the most part lots of lame slapstick and those trademark Kevin James pratfalls.
July 28, 2011
Though Zookeeper doesn't really cast any lingering animal magic, it has enough laughs to keep family audiences engaged during the summer holidays.
July 28, 2011
While there is something definitely appealing about the idea of Nick Nolte as a gorilla, this never really gets off the ground, thanks to a poorly written script, an unfunny lead, some shocking product placement and a painful lack of laugh-out-loud gags.
July 28, 2011
I didn't dislike it and reckon children will be amused by the talking animals and impressed by the quality of the effects.
July 28, 2011
Kevin James is the hero of this "comedy", which boasts five screenwriters and not a single amusing moment.
July 28, 2011
The comedy premise is confused and underwhelming while the formulaic romance is a waste of the charismatic leads.
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.
July 28, 2011
Kids will be bored stiff by the protracted romance, while most human adults will find the talking animals witless.
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