We Bought a Zoo


We Bought a Zoo
Based on a true story, this is the tale of how a family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, stocked with 200 exotic animals, and set to close. Dad and the kids had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, while dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and jumping through legal hoops to ready the zoo for a reopening.

121 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, Family.

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Credits

Cast
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Mcfadyen, Elle Fanning
Director
Cameron Crowe
ScreenplayAline Brosh McKenna, Cameron Crowe, from the book by Benjamin Mee
MusicJon Thor Birgisson
CinematographyRodrigo Pietro
EditingMark Livolsi
Sound formatsDolby
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, LBI Entertainment, Vinyl Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconThe lion and tigers are scene-stealers in parts, but the popcorn would be a better reason to go to the cinema than to see this film.
4
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconDiƩ dieretein gaan harte steel.
15
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconMatt Damon shines in uplifting family tale.
10
Box Office
Mark Olsen quote iconFor the birds.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThis is pretty much instantly forgettable stuff once you'll be away from it for a while. But like a real zoo experience, it has enough charms and winning moments to make it enjoyable enough during the actual visit.
12
Metacritic.com
37 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
116 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWe Bought a Zoo is a transparently cloying effort by director Cameron Crowe, but Matt Damon makes for a sympathetic central character.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
Movie Review Intelligence
47 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
3686 Netizens quote iconIn praise of earnestness
15

Average .. 56%

11

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