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Kevin James
Rosario Dawson
Leslie Bibb
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Kevin James will play a – yes! – zookeeper who quits his job because he can’t meet a girlfriend. Until, that is, his beloved animals intervene in his love life...

Another Happy Madison-perpetrated ego project for Kevin James, the unfunnyman who’s an exact hybrid of Jeremy Piven and Mr. Stay Puft. This time he’s a zookeeper lusted after by two hotties (Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb) and so beloved by animals that they break their code of silence to give him dating advice. It’s reheated Dolittle for the cheap seats, with a what-the-huh array of voice cameos (Cher as a lioness! Judd Apatow as an elephant! Nick Nolte as a gorilla?!) and scenes involving endangered species getting down to Flo Rida. Refreshingly, there’s little in the way of the leery offensiveness that sunk Grown Ups, and Dawson and Ken Jeong (as a reptile specialist called Venom) provide sparks of life. But it’s mostly as dead-eyed as a jungle cat in a tiny cage.

Some sparks of comedy and fun but largely a flat and unrewarding comedy.

Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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Zookeeper: Review

Zookeeper was an alright film. The story was a bit interesting and there were some funny moments in the film. The problems I had with the film is some scenes are just retarded that a normal human being wouldn't do, Kevin James character we've seen in other films before and the character follows animals advice in relationship when animals and human are different and why would he even follow their advice. Overall kids would probably enjoy this but for adults not so much. I would recommend this fil... More

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whatever you do

Whatever you do, do not even think of going to see the Zookeeper. You will be dissapointed and you might want to get your money back. Its a hudge waste of money and what is even more important time. ... More

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L: skippy82 Unfunnyman? Have you never seen King of Queens? he use of the word 'unfunnyman' would suggest that he has. ... More

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