The Animal
The Animal (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While less offensive and more charming than recent gross-humored comedies, The Animal is still rather mediocre.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Certainly reeks like something produced from a squatting position.

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Frequently it becomes boring.

Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

No classic but far less offensive than the witless dross like See Spot Run that kids have endured on their time off.

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Robert Koehler

The Animal is never more nor less than stupid, but stupid in ways that deliver goofiness rather than rampant humiliation.

Mary Brennan

It's just not funny.

Bob Westal
Film Threat

It's a great yawning void where Rob Schneider can hump a mail box and attempt to seduce a goat.

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Let's hear it for stupendously dumb screen writing.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Should you consider getting near it, understand that it doesn't smell so good.

Ben Vinegar
Film Threat

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Animal is yet another pointless Rob Schneider comedy that has maybe three actually funny scenes in the entire film. Unfortunately for Schneider, he's a… More
EightThirty .
15/10/2010 (TELEVISION) If you are in the mood for some childish humor then look no further, "Animal" just has what you wanna laugh at. I totally… More
Matt Goodman
I laughed a lot, and that's the best I can say about this. It's sporadically entertaining, but still lacks what most Happy Madison films do; a decent… More
KJ Proulx
The Animal does not do much, but when it delivers on it's ridiculously over-the-top stupidity, I LOVE IT! This movie is probably one of Rob… More
Dead Angel
NOT funny!
Arash Xak
"The producing team of 'Big Daddy' has delivered another winner"