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"The true story of a larger than life friendship"
  • PG
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.5  (1,405)

Zoo is a 2017 drama film directed by Colin McIvor set in Belfast during World War II. The story revolves around a young boy named Tom (Seamus O'Hara) who, after his father is sent to war, becomes the primary caregiver for his pet elephant, Bella. As the war rages on, the city faces nightly bombing raids and food shortages. The zoo, which has suffered from neglect due to the war, is left with few resources to care for its animals. When the government decides to euthanize the zoo's animals to conserve food, Tom and his friends decide to take matters into their own hands to save Bella and the other animals.

The zookeeper, Mr. Gillespie (Ian McElhinney), supports Tom's plan to smuggle the animals out of the city by train. However, they must avoid detection by Nazi soldiers who are searching for escaped animals to use for target practice. Toby Jones stars as George Rankin, an eccentric and reclusive painter who agrees to help the children with their mission.

As the group navigates the dangers of wartime Belfast, they face challenges and setbacks along the way. From broken train cars to unexpected roadblocks, the group must work together to keep the animals safe and reach their destination.

Throughout the film, the bond between Tom and Bella is a highlight as they navigate the tumultuous world around them. The film also touches on themes of loyalty, forgiveness, and the power of friendship in difficult times.

Zoo is a heartwarming and inspiring tale of courage and kindness in the face of uncertainty and danger. The film features strong performances from its cast, particularly Seamus O'Hara as the determined and resourceful Tom. The stunning cinematography captures both the beauty and devastation of wartime Belfast, and the special effects used to bring the animals to life are impressive.

Overall, Zoo is a touching and well-crafted film that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Its message of hope and perseverance is particularly relevant in today's world and makes the film a must-see for anyone looking for a heartwarming story about the strength of the human spirit.

Zoo is a 2018 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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Zoo is available to watch free on Peacock, The Roku Channel Free, Pluto TV, Tubi TV and Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent Zoo for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.5  (1,405)