Zookeeper Reviews

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September 14, 2011
From the unstoppable Adam Sandler hit factory comes this pleasant, kid-friendly, ultra-formulaic shlub-does-good comedy.
September 7, 2011
To produce something as emphatically unfunny as this, the script's five-man team must have whipped themselves into a state of mutual delusion.
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 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 27, 2011
Funniest moments? The outtakes during the closing credits. I rest my case.
July 22, 2011
Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward...
July 8, 2011
I think there should be a subdivision of the ASPCA -- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Audiences.
July 8, 2011
Did we mention that things just go better with Kevin James? Well-trodden comedy hooks become strangely more amusing. Goofball physical shtick elicits broader smiles. The bumblingly stupid is made endearing.
July 8, 2011
Will most audiences mind this? Probably not. Should they? Of course. They deserve better and frankly, so does Kevin James.
July 8, 2011
Unfortunately, nobody had the good sense to call the comedy authorities and shut this Zookeeper down.
July 8, 2011
A children's comedy about talking animals that feels as if it were written by children or, perhaps, by talking animals.
July 8, 2011
It's hard to think of a human finding much to laugh about in this wounded beast.
July 8, 2011
Casting carries "Zookeeper" over its roughest patches. The vocal guest stars are inspired.
July 8, 2011
Coraci doesn't impose much discipline, letting some scenes run wild and others peter out, their punch lines dangling.
July 8, 2011
This one is strictly for James' hard-core fans and anyone wishing to witness the sole appearance of the once-mighty MGM lion on a new feature this year.
July 8, 2011
Little kids - hence the G rating - and those who think poop-tossing is funny will be amused by Zookeeper. The rest of us are better off not feeding the animals.
July 7, 2011
As far as complete wastes of time go, "Zookeeper" is not especially offensive.
July 7, 2011
It's all very ho-hum, though James, who's like Jason Alexander with a touch of Jeremy Piven, is still a schmo you can't help rooting for.
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