Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Krippendorf's Tribe



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After misusing grant money James Krippendorf must return to the U.S. with the discovery of a lost tribe. He creates this tribe in his backyard using home videos of his kids dressed as tribe members. Eventually, anthropologists ask for more film, forcing him to create even more fraudulent footage as his rival Ruth Allen gets suspicious.

Rating: PG-13 (For sexual humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Charlie Peters
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 4, 2002
Touchstone Pictures


as James Krippendorf

as Veronica Micelli

as Gerald Adams

as Irene Harding

as Gordon Harding

as Henry Spivey

as Ruth Allen

as President Porter

as Simon Alonso

as Lori Hayward

as Jennifer Krippendorf

as Sulukim

as Mrs. O'Brien

as Young Edmund

as Young Edmund

as Gladys Schmades

as Dr. Harvey

as Edith Proxmire

as Principal Reese

as Abbey Tournquist

as Mrs. Tournquist

as Mr. Tournquist

as Larry Swift

as Ruth's Guide

as Party Guest

as Flagpole Boy

as College Student No. ...

as College Student No. ...

as Outpost Man

as Divorced Woman

as Lecture Woman No. 1

as Lecture Woman No. 2

as Lecture Woman No. 3

as TV Store Customer No...

as TV Store Customer No...

as TV Studio Woman

as Elevator Teen
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Critic Reviews for Krippendorf's Tribe

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Pretty lame comedy stuff with Dreyfuss leading family misadventures. Sophomoric.

February 20, 2007
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

The fact that people loved this movie is beyond me; the fact that it was an Oscar contender blows me away.

June 14, 2005
7M Pictures

Dreyfuss deserves a whole lot better than this garbage.

April 17, 2005

Though it settles for easy laughs, the laughs remain appreciated.

| December 15, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

In order to find Krippendorf's Tribe funny, you must agree with it on one fundamental principle: Penises are funny.

Full Review… | November 29, 2003

Audience Reviews for Krippendorf's Tribe

Boy, I hope it's a good movie. Yeah, it's not.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Ooga-Booga! Richard Dreyfuss is hilarious in this movie when he invents his own lost tribe. A fun comedy.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Quite how we're expected to swallow the idea that a collection of eminent anthropologists would be fooled by Richard Dreyfuss' wife and kids running around a middle american suburb in grass skirts is beyond me, but he's his usual likeable self in an inconsequential but inoffensive family comedy.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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