A goofy and ill-made movie that wants to be deadly serious and acts incredibly daft, and the average between these two points is of a joyless, dull nothing.
| Original Score: 4/10
This is Reader's Digest prehistory, though at least director Chapman (cameraman on Raging Bull) makes sure the murky caves look nice.
As the cave wall says, stay with the book.
| Original Score: 2/5
Imagine a chick-flick "Quest for Fire" that makes no sense.
A catalogue of second-best decisions
The filmmakers made no effort to empathize with their prehistoric characters, to imagine what it might have really been like back then.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
| Original Score: 1/5