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Zookeeper [DVD] [2011]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2012
For all those who are ceaselessly amused by guys in monkey suits, please be aware that Zookeeper contains a winning sequence involving a man and a talking gorilla enjoying an evening at T.G.I. Friday's. If the film had run with this low-key lunacy for 90 minutes, many of the movie's failures could have been avoided.

Kevin James once again relies repeatedly on the standard "fat guy falling down" brand of slapstick humour that seems to be where he's most comfortable. If he's going to insist on carrying through with this lazy routine, at least he could work with people who have a flair for visual joke-telling rather than with a director who is better with the actors than he is with finding the right shots and the proper editing rhythms that build anticipation for a big comedic payoff.

Happy Madison, Adam Sandler's company, helped produce Zookeeper, and all of the familiar touches are there. Sandler himself is hoarding pretty much all the good lines as the voice of a monkey who has never met a problem he couldn't solve by using his thumbs.

All of this adds up to a familiar formula that has paid dividends at the box office in the past, but pretty much flat lined creatively just after The Water Boy.

At this point, the Sandler comedy juggernaut is just outright repeating itself, and while Zookeeper is certainly a better movie than a lot of bad comedy movies out there, just evolving past that to being merely forgettable from memorably bad isn't all that much to brag about.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 22 November 2011
The Zookeeper of the films title is Griffin Keyes (Kevin James -King of Queens), who, being turned down flat when proposing to his girlfriend Stephanie (Leslie Bibb -Popular) because he isn't the man she wanted to turn him into(or something). Anyway, 5 years of regret & pining for her while Griffin works for the Zoo, a chance encounter at his brothers pre-wedding party, he meets Stephanie again. Where upon he gets help of the wild variety to try & win her back, with mixed consequences.

Overall this film is kind of similar ground to the successful Night At The Museum films, so it is very much a family orientated movie. Kevin James does well with what he's given, in similar romantic style to his role in Hitch where he plays the big guy with the even bigger heart. Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds) was kinda the standout human actor, lol, she & James had good acting chemistry. I was a little disappointed with the Stephanie "Bimbo" stereotype, but overall i think the moral of the story is a good one for children.

The animals of the Zoo are all voiced by some well & not so well known Hollywood names, with Adam Sandler (His production company Happy Maddison back this film & a bit of movie trivia, Mrs Sandler appears as the TGI Friday waitress), Cher(THE Cher), Nick Nolte(48Hrs), Silvester Stallone(Rocky), Jon Favreau(Couples Retreat) & a few other more American, well known celebs.

In conclusion, this is nice viewing if you want to sit down with the kids & enjoy a movie with them & get something out of it yourself, albeit a bit predictable story wise concerning the romance. It's not anywhere near as good as the original Night at the Museum film, but more on par with the 2nd Museum film. I thought it worked out Okay for what they were trying to achieve, but obviously a Zoo orientated cash in on the Museum franchise at the end of the day. It's enjoyable, but not the best in the genre. Worth a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
Purchased this to watch during the Christmas holidays. Was expecting better, there were some good laughs but on the whole not the sort of movie that leaves a lasting impression. Kevin James excellent as always, the talking animals just did not do it for me. Even my 7-year old was not that impressed.
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on 10 January 2012
My 6 year son and I loved this film. We had seen it at the cinema previously but couldn't wait to watch it again and laugh out loud!!!! Although the story is moderately romantic and probably some bits went over his head, i thought it was a great film for all the family.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2011
The whole family loved this film for exactly what is supposed to be, a laugh out loud family comedy. I hate it when people over analise and criticise the acting or the story line or this or that! Who cares? This film is what it says on the tin! Don't mock it for not being a fillet steak when your ordered a cheese burger! We cannot wait until it is out on Blu ray so we can all laugh together again. I'll make sure we get the seperate DVD for the car and I can guarantee my kids will wear it out just like the original Johnny English DVD and they can't wait for the long overdue Reborn sequel either coming out in October 2011. Shame on you for not giving this film 5 stars!
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on 28 April 2014
While this is not as good as Kevin James other movies such as Mall Cop or Grown Ups, it still has funny moments, the most memorable when James takes a gorilla to TGI Friday's. Not all of the film is as funny, but it's definitely worth a watch.
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on 12 August 2015
Not very funny. Can't believe Sylvester Stallone, Jon favreua and Cher all agreed to play in this. Storyline is too ridiculous. *spoiler* basically a bunch of animals help get a bloke back with a woman. Just too stupid but easy to watch.
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on 17 December 2012
Good DVD however this is not as funny as Night At The Museum and children got bored of this easily and only watched 40 minutes of it aimed slightly to older people from about 16 and above as they can understand a lot more of the humour.
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on 3 April 2014
I seen this on TV and thought it was a brilliant family film it is for everyone so enjoyable. No swearing, no sex, no violence. Very rare this days. A good story line. I would highly recommend to everybody.
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on 23 July 2013
If you are looking for a film that will make you cry with laughter then Kevin James delivers it in bucket loads - and there aren't many films you can say the same about....fantastic.
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