Zookeeper

Zookeeper
Zookeeper
  • PG
  • 1h 42m
  • 2011
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All the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get the girl of his dreams is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job to win her over. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk! To keep Griffin from leaving, they decide to teach him the rules of courtship – animal style! Also featuring the voices of Cher, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler and Sylvester Stallone.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten14%
Critics Consensus: Zookeeper smothers Kevin James's with a sodden script and a surfeit of jokes inappropriate for the young viewers who would be intrigued by its juvenile storyline.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Rotten

To produce something as emphatically unfunny as this, the script's five-man team must have whipped...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

If as much money had gone into the screenplay as must have gone into the paying for the star voice...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Orla Cunnane
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The comedy premise is confused and underwhelming while the formulaic romance is a waste of the cha...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

Funniest moments? The outtakes during the closing credits. I rest my case.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Pointless comedy is a waste of a talented comedic cast.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this PG-rated Kevin James comedy deals with some grown-up issues about dating and mating that may not interest young kids. The humor, while featuring the predictable amount of animal "poop" and "pee" talk, is largely aimed at older audiences and includes some double entendres about sexual relationships -- marking territory, being forceful, highlighting your genitalia, and other jokes. Language includes words like "idiot," "crap," "shut up," and some scatological terms. Ultimately, the titular zookeeper learns a worthy lesson about just being himself, but by then kids will already have seen him act foolishly for an hour and a half.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 6, 2011
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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