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|The Animal |
Uncut Special Edition
Actors: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Edward Asner, Michael Caton
Director: Luke Greenfield
SMALL, WIMPY MARVIN DOESN'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO FULFILL HIS DREAM TO BE A COP. BUT HIS LUCK CHANGES WHEN HE'S CRITICALLYINJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND A DERANGED SCIENTIST SECRETLY USES ANIMAL ORGANS TO REBUILD HIM. ENERG... more »
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Some good laughs... Not a bad movie
sayandarula | Norhtern California | 06/26/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When i first saw the preview for "The Animal", i was wondering if the movie would have been better if it were rated PG and aimed for a younger audience. This movie did have the plot of a Disney film, and it would have probably been a hit for the 5-10 age range if not for the crude jokes. In "The Animal", Marvin Mange, played by Rob Schneider, is a police file clerk who is aspiring to be a cop to fufil the dreams of his deceased father, but, as hard as he tries, can't pass the police physical exam (even after taking it 4 times). Marvin, to put it simply, is a big loser that gets no respect in life. This changes after he is terribly maimed in a near-fatal car crash and is rebuilt with animal parts by a mysterious doctor. After this incident, Mange discovers that he has superhuman abilites which he uses to fight crime, and he is finally accepted on the police force. The only problem is that there is a side-effect with his new-found powers; Mange must control his overwhelming animal urges (sex drive, hunger, and bodily functions, to name a few).This movie wans't much on plot, but the crude humor and silliness of this film gives you a couple of good laughs and something to talk about for a while. "The Animal" isn't going into my Funny Movie Hall of Fame, but i enjoyed watching it."
Better than you'd think
Brian Winkeler | Oklahoma City, OK | 10/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Critics have pretty much universally trashed all movies written by/starring SNL alumni from the early '90s, but 'The Animal' sits up there with 'Billy Madison' and 'Happy Gilmore' as a solidly absurdist comedy. While not a classic, there's enough sustained "smart" dumb humor to make it definitely worthwhile. I've seen too many movies that catered towards the Lowest Common Denominator at every turn. While this one was definitely sold as such, it's much more a case of dumb humor for smart people.And that Colleen is too darn cute. Her awkward performance was saved in the editing (watch as no dialogue shots stay on her for too long... if at all), but the camera definitely loves her."
The Comic and the Cutie
Brian Wellman | Dayton, OH USA | 06/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Animal gets 4 stars from me just for making me laugh, out loud, with all the rest of the audience in the theater. And besides, who doesn't think Colleen Haskell is just too cute not to be on the big screen? I'm not someone who typically goes in for Jim Carey or Adam Sandler slapstick, Animal House fart-joke humor, but this one got to me. Its funny. Check it out. Rob's dolpin act and goat seducing scenes are utterly hilarious. I'm sure I'll buy this one on DVD when it comes out."
Some Laughs, but Mainly Mind Numbing
Jason | ky | 11/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Animal had a really stupid plot, but I thought I would go and rent it anyway. I found that the movie had the humor, but was lacking a storyline, that seemed reasonable.The Animal is about a looser, who wants to be a cop. But every time he takes the final exam (the physical part), he always fails. He cant seem to get a date, or get any respect from anyone. (Including a group of kids at the police station, which is hilarious). Then some man finds him after a horrific accident. And replaces most of his bodies parts with animal parts. Thus making him able to run, jump, swim, hear, and smell like an animal.This film isnt too bad, but its not worth buy. One viewing is enough. If you want to see a good Rob Schneider film, go and rent "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalow". Most of The Animal is predictable.DVD Special Features Included:? Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
? Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
? Commentary by Rob Schneider
? Commentary by director Luke Greenfield
? Production notes
? Theatrical trailer(s)
? Badger Delivery: Deleted Scenes
? Original Making Of Featurette
? Comedy Central's Reel Comedy "The Animal"
? Widescreen anamorphic format (1:85:1)"