The Animal
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Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Schneider stars in this comedy as Marvin Mage, a wimpy nebbish whose lifelong dreams of becoming a police officer are thwarted by his diminutive stature. But when Marvin is critically injured in an auto wreck, deranged scientist Dr. Wilder (Michael Caton) uses various animal body parts to save his life, leaving the patient with the stamina and physical skills of the organ donors. Marvin quickly gains fame as a supercop, but he's also left with all of the embarrassing animal instincts and urges that accompany his new powers -- a serious threat to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Certainly reeks like something produced from a squatting position."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Frequently it becomes boring."
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"While there's no doubt that The Animal will make you laugh, it's not the kind of laughter that outweighs the missing $10 in your pocket."
‑ Ben Vinegar, Film Threat
"Practically screams out, 'Tiresome!'"
‑ Dustin Putman,
"About the best you can say regarding this inoffensive Schneider vehicle is, hey, it could have been worse."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The Animal is never more nor less than stupid, but stupid in ways that deliver goofiness rather than rampant humiliation."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"It's just not funny."
‑ Mary Brennan,
"It's a great yawning void where Rob Schneider can hump a mail box and attempt to seduce a goat."
‑ Bob Westal, Film Threat
"If you want a giggle and are not too fussy, you could do much worse than surrendering to its shamelessly puerile brand of smutty schoolboy humour."
‑ Neil Smith,
"The Animal is nowhere near as shockingly tasteless as it could be."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Let's hear it for stupendously dumb screen writing."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle
"No classic but far less offensive than the witless dross like See Spot Run that kids have endured on their time off."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"There was one thing about The Animal that did surprise me: the extent to which it systematically rips off Wolf."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"This could have and should have been a much funnier film."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The premise is a single-note joke that is hardly sturdy enough to support a 90-minute feature."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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