Metacritic Movie Ratings
Water for Elephants Reviews

3.0

52

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Mildly entertaining, though the best performances come not from the stars, but the supporting players.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Something is wrong under this big tent. Actually made to resemble a good old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing movie, this cinematic Water for Elephants droops and lumbers like Rosie the elephant herself.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Will please fans of Sara Gruen's best seller, but it lacks the vital spark that would have made the drama truly compelling on the screen.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    How do I count the ways this movie goes wrong?

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