We Bought a Zoo Reviews

  • We Bought a Zoo
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG
    • Duration : 124 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : 20th Century Fox
    • Official Site : http://www.weboughtazoomovie.com/
    • Reviews Rate
      Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • unsuccessful mix of heavy emotions and whimsical lightness that strives to be both a film about family and a family film
    2 of 5 by Mark Olsen [Boxoffice Magazine ]
  • unevenly paced, its poignancy and joyfulness exercise a stealth impact
    by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • there are a couple of moments where the sentiment turns into sap and could have been trimmed
    3 of 4 by Scott Nash [Three Movie Buffs ]
  • the ups and downs of survival while hanging on by their fingernails are too linear for spontaneity and the happy ending is nothing short of contrived
    Review rate : C by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • the unfocused movie finds whimsical solutions to the incredible challenges the Mee family faces
    2 of 5 by Radheyan Simonpillai [NOW Toronto ]
  • the movie's emotional moments don't register very strongly
    Review rate : C+ by Eric D. Snider [Film.com ]
  • the movie wins in its ability create a glow of giddy movie pleasure that audiences crave
    Review rate : B by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com ]
  • the movie is like Doctor Dolittle remade as a therapeutic sudser
    Review rate : B by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • shallow, empty and running on exhausted cliches
    by Devin Faraci [Badass Digest ]
  • schmaltzy to the point of being unwatchable
    by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net ]
  • rarely has letting go been so beautifully rendered on screen
    by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat [Spirituality and Practice ]
  • other performances don't rise above the hodgepodge of clashing themesof two who decides his family needs a fresh start and uses all his savings to buy and fix a house with a ramshackle zoo
    by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • on the surface, it all sounds so terribly mawkish
    by Robert Wilonsky [Village Voice ]
  • lovely, delicate, and absolutely worth seeing with your family this holiday season
    Review rate : B+ by Drew McWeeny [HitFix ]
  • cliches and contrivances and corniness
    1 of 4 by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine ]
  • as well as comedy of any variety
    by Rob Nelson [Variety ]
  • and then there's the animal stuff, which is by turns amusing, alarming and almost always the stuff of parable, but isn't terribly oversold
    Review rate : C+ by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]

Reader's Reviews

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