Zookeeper (2011)

In Zookeeper, 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 a girl in his life is to leave… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Derek Adams
Time Out

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

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Did we mention that things just go better with Kevin James? Well-trodden comedy hooks become strangely more amusing. Goofball physical shtick elicits broader smiles. The bumblingly stupid is made endearing.

Will Leitch

Movies like "Zookeeper" make you hate movies, restaurants, animals, and Earth.

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Leonard Maltin

Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward...

Tom Long
Detroit News

Will most audiences mind this? Probably not. Should they? Of course. They deserve better and frankly, so does Kevin James.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Kevin James' new comedy Zookeeper may be popular with the kiddos, but slapstick humor and a cookie-cutter storyline doom it for adults.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I think there should be a subdivision of the ASPCA -- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Audiences.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Unfortunately, nobody had the good sense to call the comedy authorities and shut this Zookeeper down.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Give Kevin James this much credit -- the dude leaves it all on the field, even when the movie's bad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Bernie the Gorilla: Hey, don't leave me in the van; I'm out of the zoo without my iZod.  "Don't talk to the animals... unless they talk to… More
KJ Proulx
"Zookeeper" is another film about talking animals that you will probably come to hate before you even watch it through, but I must say, that because… More
Kevin M. Williams
I wanted to hate this cliche-ridden pablum, meant entirely for families (meaning the six - seven year olds children in those families and, of course, by… More
Everett Johnson
"Zookeeper" is exactly what you would expect from a movie starring Kevin James where he talks to animals. It's ridiculous, sometimes funny, over… More
Cynthia S.
Love Kevin James. Did not like this much...Goofy dumb, not goofy funny.
JY Skacto
Frank Coraci's <i>Zookeeper</i> is a family comedy movie as expected, but with very little in entertainment value.<p>The story is… More