Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior (1989)

In this enjoyable, lighthearted "he's fallen for her" situational, a music professor finds a science department faculty member too deeply engrossed in her inter-species communication studies (she talks to chimps) to even… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The problem in "Animal Behavior" isn't the animal behavior. It's Susan Rice's sweet-natured but unskilled script, and Anne Riley's direction, which underlines its connect-the-dots obviousness while ignoring its screwball comedy possibilities.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Allen and Assante are so terrific together you regret that "Animal Behavior," goes for whimsy and sentimentality rather than the screwball humor and sophistication of "Bringing Up Baby."

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

Allen, who at 38 is a mite old to be playing a grad student, has the worst agent in the Western world, having parlayed one of the best roles in movie history into a zippo career...

Leonard Maltin

Let us all be thankful that Bonzo didn't live to see this.

Sky Staff
Sky Cinema

With a poor script, some very poor acting from Allen and, surprisingly, Holly Hunter, this was doomed to fail.

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Staci Layne Wilson

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie plays as if it had not been directed by anyone, or as if someone had come along and attempted to improve whatever the original director had done.

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TV Guide

This modest little movie deserves to be seen and appreciated. It manages to be intelligent without being pompous or pretentious, and entertaining without resorting to titillation.

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