Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With confident pacing, a smart script, and a top-notch cast, Animal Kingdom represents the best the Australian film industry has to offer.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's not unique, but as a distillation of a well-worn genre, it's admirable.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Dark and mesmerizing.

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Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

Chilling yet brilliant.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The film establishes a menacing, unsparing mood that never wavers.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It's a remarkable film: gritty, gut-churning, thrillingly acted.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Wild, gritty, and sharp, Animal Kingdom has a ticking bomb for a heartbeat that pulsates through every scene.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The naturalistic style Michod employs adds to the sense of dread. Is there no way out of this existence? To whom would it appeal?

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Writer-director David Michod creates a densely textured moral universe that makes good on his metaphoric title.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

But honestly, the film is lame.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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An intense, gritty depiction of a family whose life is dominated by crime and drugs, and how the youngest of the bunch (James Frecheville) is unfortunately… More
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An intense thriller about a teenage boy who gets pulled into a lair of dangerous lions - his own criminal family. With an intelligent script and a superb… More
Daniel Perry
One of the better opening monologues I've seen, eminently quotable and providing not only a snapshot of all the characters we'll meet, but also a… More
paul sandberg
I don't know why this Indie "Goodfellas" didn't strike a chord with me, but I felt that it spent too much time with inanities and not enough… More
Cameron Sherwell
An intriguing tension filled film, 'Animal Kingdom' is a strong debut feature from David Michod that draws you in with its darkly brooding characters.… More
Jens S.
This Australian crime thriller works like a well timed punch into the guts. By killing off one of the supposed main characters after 15 minutes it clearly… More