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We Bought a Zoo


Rated PG for language and some thematic elements.

PG In Theaters 12/23/2011 , 124min.
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Critic score based on 37 reviews

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July 31, 2012
The only good thing in this movie is my true love scarlett johansson.
June 27, 2012
I am very upset by the bad language used in this \"family\" movie. I sat down to watch this movie with children ages 5 to 10 and it upset me deeply that you people think it ok to use this language and call it a family movie. Very Disappointed.
June 02, 2012
Very heartfelt movie, yet touching. I wouldn't recommend this movie to younger children, it tended to bore mine.
April 11, 2012
Pretty good movie!
February 27, 2012
Loved ************ both adults and children grieving after a significant loss. The animals and supporting cast were outstanding.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Boxoffice Magazine
An uneven mix of middle-age anxiety and family comedy. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
The film is sweet. Its observations of life in the aftermath of death ring true, especially for anyone who's traveled the contours of mourning. And although it doesn't rank among Crowe's greatest films, it's a better, tighter, more disarming piece of grief work than his baggy and zigzaggy "Elizabethtown." Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Provides a welcome seasonal dash of wholesomeness and humor. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
An intelligent family film, a rarity, and while not quite Crowe at his absolute best, it carries his humanistic imprint and benefits from a strong acting ensemble that keep emotions in check. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Damon can elevate just about anything in which he appears. Full Review
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