The Zookeeper's Wife Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8260

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 13

Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/04/2017

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Niki Caro

Actors: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Iddo Goldberg, Efrat Dor, Shira Haas

Plot: Before WWII, the Warsaw Zoo was under the control of Antonina and Jan Zabinski. As the Nazi invasion started, the pair worked to save both the animals and people from the fascist regime. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak
Indyfreak
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Rating of
3/4

Splendidly acted & beautifully made WW2 drama.

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/13/2017

Based off an extraordinary true story, 'The Zookeeper's Wife' skips ahead of being merely suitable oscar-bait in favor of becoming an inspiring crowd-pleaser. Jessica Chastain plays the courageous wife of a Polish zookeeper in war-torn Warsaw that decides to aid the escape for hundreds of Jewish refugees within their own animal menagerie.
The film is a lean two hours that covers several years of their joint efforts and doesn't waste much time;although a forced love triangle does rear its ugly head occasionally. For a PG-13 rating, the movie does a good job depicting the horrific conditions of the Warsaw ghetto and there are sad moments that are effective.
But fortunately, this is a story of triumphant bravery arising from a truly tragic situation. It's as heartwarming as it is often …

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