• Released
  • July 8, 2011
  • PG , 1 hr 44 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
  • 723 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper gain the attention of one particular woman.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's not the romcom that's so entertaining, anyway; it's the slapstick.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Zookeeper (I can't believe I'm even writing this) is a dumbed-down "Paul Blart."
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63

Washington Post

Pratfalls and agonizing tumbles appear to be James's business, and man, business is booming.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As far as complete wastes of time go, Zookeeper is not especially offensive. Yet it is surprising that everything you might expect to be...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Although one would never have expected to find her in a film like this, Dawson, by dint of enthusiasm, is the only actor who rises above...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
The film would be a moth-eaten mess without the wisecracking animals. Not that it's funny with them.
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38

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
As for other voices, the most notable are Adam Sandler, whose capuchin monkey wears out his welcome pretty quickly; Maya Rudolph, whose...
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
There isn't much in the way of plot to get in the way of Sandler's world: There's poo, ripped pants and hot girls falling for fat guys.
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20

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The talking animals, though less tough to look at than those in "Marmaduke," are murder on the ears: Maya Rudolph as a neurotic giraffe and...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A children's comedy about talking animals that feels as if it were written by children or, perhaps, by talking animals.
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Rated PG | For Some rude and suggestive humor and language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Pointless comedy is a waste of a talented comedic cast.
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