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The Animal

comedy


Small, wimpy Marvin doesn't have what it takes to fulfill his dream to be a cop. But his luck changes when he's critically injured in a car accident and a deranged scientist secretly uses animal organs to rebuild him.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    30%
  • Audience Score
    28%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    30%
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  • Audience

    28%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A silly, stupid story with a one-joke comic premise.

- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Monday, June 4, 2001

Fresh:

- Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK], Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Frequently it becomes boring.

- Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz, Monday, June 4, 2001

Audience Reviews

0 star

The Animal is yet another pointless Rob Schneider comedy that has maybe three actually funny scenes in the entire film. Unfortunately for Schneider, he's a terrible comedian. This film is awful and it's beyond me why this crap got made in the first place. I though that this film was awful, and is one of those comedies that really doesn't stand the test of time. This is the type of comedy film that has poorly constructed jokes and that it really doesn't do anything memorable. The film is just an excuse for Rob Schneider to have a "career" in films. This is so poorly constructed, poorly plotted, yet the idea was pretty interesting. If the script would have been reworked and the jokes better though out, and with a different lead, this might have been a good film. But this film ends up being a big waste of time, and get tiresome after a while. The film rides on one joke practically for the entire length of the film, and it just doesn't cut it. I think that this film should never have been made, and looking back ten years since this crap was made, there have been far better comedies than this. The Animal is one of those comedies that are meant for people who don't want intellectuality to their comedy, it's a mindless one joke film that is so bad, and it can easily be regarded as one of the worst comedies ever made. Even the first two Pauly Shore outings (Encino Man, and Son in Law) brought more laughter than this, and that says something about this train wreck of a film.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2 stars

I laughed a lot, and that's the best I can say about this. It's sporadically entertaining, but still lacks what most Happy Madison films do; a decent script.

- CreedsDelight, Friday, September 16, 2011

0 star

NOT funny!

- 3niR, Tuesday, January 4, 2011