Today’s Prayer Focus

The Animal

MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for some crude and sexual humor.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Teen to Adult
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 24 min.
Year of Release: 2001
USA Release: June 1, 2001
Relevant Issues
Rob Schneider in “The Animal”

animals in the Bible

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Featuring Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, Michael Caton, Edward Asner, Cloris Leachman
Director Luke Greenfield
Producer Todd Garner, Carr D'Angelo, Barry Bernardi
TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures
, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: (from the producer) Small, wimpy Marvin (Rob Schneider), doesn’t have what it takes to fulfill his lifelong 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. Energized by his new parts, Marvin leaves his weakness behind and achieves instant fame as a supercop. Now a hero, life is going great for Marvin, until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. Marvin struggles to remain civilized, and be a perfect gentleman with his new love, Rianna (Colleen Haskell of TV’s original “Survivor”) in a series of funny situations.

…at least one sequence pushes the limits of making bestiality the source of blushes and giggles…

David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
This movie was very offensive to me and my family. It kept joking about bestiality (which is spoken of in Exodus 22:19 and Leviticus 18:22), and was filled with language from the songs to the dialogue. It was crude and the plot was extremely weird. When it showed sexual behavior with a mailbox, I was absolutely disgusted. Overall, The Animal was a stupid and obnoxious film that I do not recommend to anyone.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 2]
Michelle and Lynn Grayburn
This movie is rated PG-13, but should be rated X. This movie, quite simply, was the most offensive movie I have watched this year. The jokes are not only bad, but they are dangerously offensive. It used profanity, perversion, wicked and sinful thoughts. While the director could have made this movie funny, instead he/she chose to discuss bestiality, sex drives, and all the other basic animalistic instincts which animals exhibit. To top this off, this movie has no value whatsoever, and is a “B” movie anyways; if you pay $5 you’ve wasted your money. I walked out. Too bad.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
Tad, age 28
There is mentioning of satanism in this film. An unmarried man and woman are in the same bed together, two men oggle women and then one leaves to masturbate, a man is offered a chimp in a nightgown, a man hits on a goat in heat and more similar acts of bestiality, there are also lots of gross comments on oral sex, pornography, nipples, anal sex, etc. This is a sick film that no person should pay to see.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
KE, age Teen
…In Romans 1 it talkss about doing things that are not natural. …Some poeple think it’s cute, but it’s sin plain and simple. Verse 28 in the same chapter says that God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things…
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 1]
Shannon, age 23
…don’t get hung up on any deep theological issues about a animal parts in a human… the movie does not take itself seriously, so neither should you. However, Christians will not appreciate the beastiality jokes nor a few gratuitous, prolonged views of a buxom woman in tight clothing. There is one scene where masturbation is implied, but not shown. The plot is marginally interesting, and is effective in making you pull for the underdog. Bottom line… another silly movie from a former SNL cast member.
My Ratings: [Average / 2½]
GK, age 39
…used every bad word except the f-word. There was a lot of sexual content in it…
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 4½]
Philip, age 13