Zookeeper 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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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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Washington Post

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

By Drums4money
Sometimes a movie is fun. Wasn't crude & didn't drag. Sorry critics..sometimes you can't see past your noses....

Great family movie!

By maddie48
This movie is FUNNY and the message is great! The acting is excellent...especially by the animals!! I will be taking my kids to see it again. Great family movie!...

Zookeeper review

By ClayAvaMama
Fun movie for the family to see. Predictable ending up still a good movie....

Run, don't walk

By roadrunnerkn
We made it less than 1/2 way through the movie and left, which is saying something because I was with a 13 year old, 6 year old and 4 year old. Even THEY weren't impressed by a gorilla talking to...

Fun for all ages!

By Momof_ahg
The Zookeeper was really cute, funny & heart warming. Proves comedy doesn't have to be vulgar. Safe choice to take the kids & parents will enjoy also. Stay for the outtakes at the end!...

Another Dr. Do Little

By ILoveMovies1981
Kevin James and Rosario Dawson were a great team in this movie! This movie was cute. I would definitely recommend this as a movie night for the family. It has a lot of similarities as Dr. DoLittle,...

Zookeeper is a lot of laughs

By Riobeliever
The King of Queens guy is off the chain funny! No inappropriate scenes or situations so the whole family can enjoy. The Nutty Professor and Madagascar animal influence was felt by me personally as I...

this was a funny film

By diet pepsi
i dont know why people hated tis movie so mutch we watched it and we all loved it thought it was a hilarious family comedy fun for all ages and just an all around good movie...


By msilva1957
Critics are 90 percent wrong, when a critic says no, I go !...

Absolutely horrifying

By brocktoon
They let donnie wahlberg abuse a gorilla and forgot to include the scene where the gorilla gets even. Inexcusable screw up...

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Rated PG | For Some rude and suggestive humor and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pointless comedy is a waste of a talented comedic cast.
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