National Lampoon's Animal House Synopsis
Bluto (John Belushi), Otter and the Deltas run wild at 1962 Faber College.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is vulgar, raunchy, ribald, and occasionally scatological. It is also the funniest comedy since Mel Brooks made "The Producers."
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88

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Rude, rough, tasteless, but often hilarious.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Animal House is the sort of film you hate yourself for laughing at. It is so gross and tasteless you feel you should be disgusted but it's...
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80

Variety

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Steady readers of the National Lampoon may find National Lampoon's Animal House a somewhat soft-pedalled, punches-pulled parody of college...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
National Lampoon's Animal House is by no means one long howl, but it's often very funny, with gags that are effective in a dependable,...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
While the low comedy is undeniably effective, the film leaves behind a bad taste of snobbery and petty meanness.
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70

Time

At its best it perfectly expresses the fears and loathings of kids who came of age in the late '60's; at its worst Animal House revels in...
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Still great after all these years!!

By Spydercage
Having never seen this on the big screen before I couldn't wait for the chance to see it. Ive seen this so many times I stopped counting. I was fighting myself not to say the lines along with the...

The Best Movie Ever Made, really!

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If you ever get a chance to see this film in the movie theatre un-edited, GO! Many other movies have been made but this movie has inspired them all when it comes to College Humor, this one sets the...

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Animal House - teenage boy humor

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ John Belushi's raucous toga party isn't for young kids.
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