We Bought a Zoo

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public."

Overall Ranking: 2070 (Rank from 2011: # 102)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 62.5%
Half-Popped 37.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Darren of Movie Reviews 10183(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob71(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Sober Film Critic James Brown65.6(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik65 - It is a feel good family drama. Might be corny and clichéd but it is still a very enjoyable and likeable entertainment.
David Baruffi61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Patrick Devitt40

People Involved

  • Matt Damon (Benjamin Mee)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Kelly Foster)
  • Thomas Haden Church (Duncan Mee)
  • Colin Ford (Dylan Mee)
  • Elle Fanning (Lily Miska)
  • Patrick Fugit (Robin Jones)
  • Stephanie Szostak (Katherine Mee)
  • Carla Gallo (Rhonda)
  • Desi Lydic (Shea Seger)
  • John Michael Higgins (Walter Ferris)
  • Cameron Crowe (Director)