The Animal Kingdom

2023 [FRENCH]

Adventure / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94% · 18 reviews
IMDb Rating 6.9/10 10 3836 3.8K

Director

Top cast

Adèle Exarchopoulos as Julia Izquierdo
Romain Duris as François Marindaze
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1.14 GB
1280*534
French 2.0
NR
24 fps
2 hr 7 min
Seeds 100+
2.35 GB
1920*800
French 5.1
NR
24 fps
2 hr 7 min
Seeds 100+
5.7 GB
3832*1604
French 5.1
NR
24 fps
2 hr 7 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gcarpiceci 3 / 10

Too many ideas, none fully finished up

Le Règne Animal is a bunch of unfulfilled ideas: it might look like an horror movie but it is not scary enough; it might look like a post-apocalyptic story but then again we are not given to understand where it comes from and where it goes; it might even be a father and son story but that would be rather superficial wouldn't it be? Or might it be a moralistic and politically correct story about diversity and gender discrimination?

Since the movie seems to be wanting to pursue each of the above themes, it doesn't fully deliver on any - and the beautiful photography is not enough to save the day.

Reviewed by jay-ros 8 / 10

A hybrid film of crazy ambition

At satire, a coming-of-age story, and ecological fable... The Animal Kingdom is all that at the same time. It is also a drama and a comedy, a love story, a father-son story... A hybrid film of crazy ambition, which unfolds gradually to end up as nothing less than a redefinition of our relationship to the world and to nature. Without grandiloquent speeches but with great intelligence in the distillation of its story elements and a great sense of imagery. Because above all else, The Animal Kingdom is a real, big fantasy film, which makes the most of its average French film budget to show creatures and shots never seen before, ones that we'll never forget. Without saying too much, the way in which one specific creature returns in the film and causes a shift in the perception of the characters and the audience simply by the way it is filmed demonstrates an acute science of cinematographic art. It might now work for some people, but I am convinced that for others this film can be a truly foundational experience. People will decide to make films after seeing this film, people will change their lives. I saw it 4 days ago and in moments of doubt or sadness, I think about it and it's like a balm. To be honest, I don't really know how to explain it. There is something magical about this film.

Reviewed by rlbrock-43985 8 / 10

Really interesting and thought provoking

Caught this at the Sci Fi Day of Leeds Film Festival 2023. Like most good Science fiction it's got me thinking and reflecting on the modern issues explored by proxy. It's sort of an ecological anti-othering of different people and a great father and son bonding film.

I don't want to spoil any of the plot which is great. But for me, this film has a rarely seen perfect casting. The son is superb all gangly pout, angst and joy and sympathy. Together his father and him have a spot on relationship and great chemistry.

Every other member of the cast esp his school chums really fit their roles to a T. Ps also loved Fix and Froggy. The make up effects are fantastic too.

This one is going to stay with me for a while.

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