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When first time felon Ron Decker (Edward Furlong; American History X, T2: Judgement Day) is sentenced to two years in a decaying prison, he is quickly introduced to a world where violence is the only way of life. After witnessing a riot, Ron is soon taken under the wing of Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe; Platoon, The English Patient), a veteran convict who has manipulated the system to his every advantage, earning the respect of the toughest cons and the favor of the crooked guards. But sometimes even respect in a community of convicts can hold you prisoner. Now, Ron will soon discover that life in the Animal Factory is not about rehabilitation, it’s about survival.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A picture about adapting one's instincts, and Mr. Buscemi's deftness works well in this context.
Rotten: You come away with the sense that you should have come to care (or at least to know) more about its central characters than you do.
Fresh: It's the relationship between Willem Dafoe, as Earl, the hard-time veteran, and Edward Furlong, as Ron, the new boy he takes under his wing, that makes the film so compelling.
Fresh: The bleakness and myriad cruelties of the prison system are telegraphed with a graceful touch.
Prison drama at its best
Can't go wrong with these actors. Rourke was a delight! And it seems only right that in prison, all is upside down and the seemingly weak are strong.
A more realistic look at a bond between inmates. Best independent movie ever.