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November 20, 2015
Let me summon this up in a song!

Flinstones! crappy Finstones!

Its a convoluded cave man turd!

With a crumby story and Betty played by Rosie O.

Halle Berry in the film for sex appeal, Although John Goodman is the real darn deal!

When you watch the Flinstones, Have a Shitty witty woo time a witty woo time!

You'll have a lousy time!
½ October 25, 2015
Yabba Dabba Don't . This movie is terrible making it a lame old time with terrible slapstick gags and god awful performances all around.
½ May 18, 2015
While the cast is sharp in its portrayal of the prehistoric characters, the movie is dull, and lacks the wit and charm of the original cartoon.
½ May 30, 2015
In terms of live action adaptations of cartoons.....this is honestly one of the better ones.
½ February 3, 2012
This is quite bad. Although, as bad as it was, I think that John Goodman and Rick Moranis were quite good in it. Ultimately it got too silly for it's own good. These characters just work better in the animated world.
½ March 28, 2015
I love John Goodman but even he couldn't save this disaster of a movie.
February 16, 2015
The Flintstones is a strange transition from animated screen to movie screen, but it's one of the reasons why this movie is actually entertaining
½ April 22, 2012
Goodman performed a good Fred Flintstone in the live-action adaptation of the superior cartoon series. Besides Goodman, the other cast members were good also; although I don't know about O'Donnell as Betty Rubble. The film's funny with good prehistoric jokes and some comedies from the original (i.e. both the opening and ending theme song), but the main reason for the cartoon being better than this is that this adaptation is more poignant. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
September 20, 2014
Doesn't take itself too seriously and has its funny moments.
½ September 6, 2014
When you take into consideration all the current big screen adaptions we have had like Alvin and the Chipmunks or Scooby Doo, this is one is no as bad as many make it out to be. Sure there's an uneven blend of juvenile humor and adult sitcom comedy, but it works when it works. The Bedrock sets are spectacular being pre-CGI, the casting couldn't be perfect but the story could have been stronger or at least given another polish. As it stands, part guilty pleasure and part enjoyable slice of nostalgia.
May 24, 2007
'The Flintstones' is a live-action movie made in 1994 based on the popular animated series of the same name from the 1960s. During the early 1990s there was a trend of Hollywood films that were based on TV series (The Beverley Hillbillies, Richie Rich, Dennis The Menace, The Little Rascals, The Fugitive, Coneheads, to name a few). There was also a dinosaur craze. Everyone was into dinosaurs, especially children. There were some popular dinosaur films at the time (Jurassic Park, The Land Before Time) and some not so popular ones (We're Back! A Dinosaur Story). So logically, it wasn't a surprise when 'The Flinstones' were resurrected in the form of a live-action film. One thing that made the TV series so memorable was the world the Flintstones lived in. Set in the stone age, it was juxtopnised with modern day concerns and lifestyles. The live action film was able to recreate a brilliant and magical looking backdrop. Unfortunately though, almost everything else about the film fails. The story is a conventional one. But that's not what really ruins the film. The style and tone was trying to equate to that of the cartoon. Which would seem like the logical way to do it. However, it just seems really camp and emphasised that the talented cast are hamming it up too much. John Goodman makes for a decent Fred, and so does Rick Moranis as Barney. Kyle MacLachlan has the right look for the evil corporate executive, and does a good job. However I'll never understand the casting of Rosie O'Donnell as Betty. She is nothing like Betty. AT ALL!
½ August 16, 2014
This isn't the worst live-action adaption to cartoon, but it isn't the greatest either, the cast wasn't perfect, Rosie O' Donnell as Betty Rubble was probably the worst choice, but John Goodman as Fred, and Rick Moranis as Barney were the best choices, this movie has too much sexual innuendo to be a little kids movie, and there is some brief swearing. But other than that, this is an okay movie for kids probably 8 and up, but overall, a so-so movie, probably worth at least a pay-per-view rental!
August 15, 2014
Can't figure the poor reviews. I saw this at the theater and thoroughly enjoyed it. John Goodman was perfectly cast as Fred.
½ February 26, 2011
Wow this was a bad Idea to make, or I should say re-make. John Goodman and Rock Moraines come one your better than that.
November 10, 2012
Ms. Debbie Has Seen This Movie And She Can't Even Rember It.
½ February 12, 2010
I don't like the casting and the movie certainly falls well short of its potential, but I still somehow managed to have a gay old time. (First viewing - Late childhood)
January 16, 2014
This goofy oddball is very nice especially for kids. John Goodman can play or be in anything he's still bigger than life. Here he proves he's got some comedic talents and with Moranis they have a blast. Hell why not? It's fun & colorful .... kids will love it.
½ November 24, 2013
Didn't remember much from this one when I saw a long time ago other than Halle Berry, but didn't realize it was her until many years later. Gave it another watch to see how it held up because I remember liking it a bit. John Goodman Is Fred Flintstone and Rick Moranis is Barney Rubble. It tells how the Rubbles get Bam-Bam, but that feels like a secondary story. The real story is how Rubble switches his test for the new VP of the company with Fred and ends up getting fired for scoring so low. This leads to Flintstone being in charge His boss is Kyle MacLachian playing a not-so-Agent-Cooper role as his evil boss who uses him to deflect the blame of downsizing and other various corporate misdeeds.

I felt this was a little too depressing for what it is, essentially a kids movie which should be light hearted and fun, but instead, feels weird. There's not much comedy to be found, though there are the Flintstone type things of Fred being a big buffon. Otherwise, it just didn't work. Halle Berry is still easy on the eyes in this one and that's still one of the few bright spots in the movie.
½ November 24, 2013
It lovingly recreates the strange and cartoonish world of the cartoon series (which is in a way looks more cartoonish than it does in the cartoon) but the plot is a basic cookie cutter family flick plot that isn't memorable at all. But with the exception of the horribly cast Rosie O'Donnell all the other actors fit perfect with the cartoon versions making this a decent cartoon adaptation
September 22, 2013
Weak, weak adaptation.
One could even say the "Vegas" sequel was better!
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