Animal Kingdom
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Welcome to the Melbourne underworld. It's the Wild West, played out on the city's streets. Armed robber Pope Cody is on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead. His business partner and best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown. wants out of the game. Pope's younger brotherCraig Cody is making a fortune in the illicit substances trade, whilst the youngest Cody brother, Darren, naively navigates his way through this criminal world -- the only world his family has ever known. And into this world arrives their nephew, Joshua "J" Cody, who comes to believe… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not unique, but as a distillation of a well-worn genre, it's admirable."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Dark and mesmerizing."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"David Mich˘d's sensational directorial debut Animal Kingdom (2010) reinvigorated my faith that Australian cinema is capable of truly profound complexity."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Seldom is a debut feature handled with such assurance and intelligence"
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"Animal Kingdom is frequently shocking - not just because it makes Air Supply's 'I'm All Out Of Love' sound cool."
‑ Ali Gray,
"The film establishes a menacing, unsparing mood that never wavers."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"It's a remarkable film: gritty, gut-churning, thrillingly acted."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"...the sort of movie that one admires more than one enjoys..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Ben Mendelsohn steals the show. This man portrayed the most subtle creep I've seen on film in years. Animal Kingdom is a must see."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"Just as the protagonist announces from the outset that crime doesn't pay, in Animal Kingdom grime doesn't play."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"The naturalistic style Michod employs adds to the sense of dread. Is there no way out of this existence? To whom would it appeal?"
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Writer-director David Michod creates a densely textured moral universe that makes good on his metaphoric title."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Seldom is a debut feature handled with such assurance and intelligence"
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"Gets under your skin and in your head."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"A diverting conceptual fictional crime family pic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
More reviews for Animal Kingdom on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This