Check out Animal Kingdom – Official Trailer. It’s not a cute animal movie by any means as it involves three criminal boys. The movie stars newcomer James Frecheville and Guy Pearce.

Animal Kingdom – Official Trailer


It’s been 10 years since Animal Kingdom was released in Australian cinemas but it’s currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Madman Films.

Animal Kingdom – Lowdown

Following the death of his mother, 17-year-old Joshua ‘J’ Cody (then newcomer James Frecheville) moves in with his doting grandmother, Smurf (Jacki Weaver). Also there are her three criminal sons—the Cody boys!

The eldest, “Pope” (Ben Mendelsohn) is an armed robber, in hiding from a cadre of renegade detectives. Then there’s Craig (Sullivan Stapleton), a successful but volatile drug dealer. Third is the youngest, Darren (Luke Ford), who naïvely follows his brothers’ lead!

Pope’s business partner and best mate, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out. It’s then the tensions between the Codys and the police explode. J finds himself at the centre of a cold-blooded revenge plot. That turns his family upside down. This then throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce).

Animal Kingdom is a powerful crime drama that tells the story of a tense battle between a criminal family and the police and of the ordinary lives caught in the middle. The director was David Michôd.

Animal Kingdom – related notes

Animal Kingdom was adapted into a television series that ran from 2016 to 2019.

Guy Pearce has four films in post production The Seventh Day, Long Gone Heroes, Zone 414, and The Portable Door. The release dates have not yet ben announced.

James Frecheville has two upcoming movies The Dry and The Seven Sorrows of Mary. Both of them are in post-production, and of course, don’t yet have a release date.