Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.more
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


Richard Dreyfuss
as James Krippendorf
Jenna Elfman
as Veronica Micelli
Stephen Root
as Gerald Adams
Elaine Stritch
as Irene Harding
Tom Poston
as Gordon Harding
David Ogden Stiers
as Henry Spivey
Lily Tomlin
as Ruth Allen
Doris Belack
as President Porter
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Simon Alonso
Siobhan Fallon
as Lori Hayward
Barbara Williams
as Jennifer Krippendorf
Zakes Mokae
as Sulukim
Susan Ruttan
as Mrs. O'Brien
Jacob Handy
as Young Edmund
Zachary Handy
as Young Edmund
Amzie Strickland
as Gladys Schmades
Phil Leeds
as Dr. Harvey
Frances Bay
as Edith Proxmire
Lance Kinsey
as Principal Reese
Mila Kunis
as Abbey Tournquist
Robin Karfo
as Mrs. Tournquist
Tim Halligan
as Mr. Tournquist
Peter Tilden
as Larry Swift
Timothy Wells
as Ruth's Guide
Kari Leigh Floyd
as Party Guest
Ian Busch
as Flagpole Boy
Grace Lee
as College Student No. ...
Todd Cattell
as College Student No. ...
Chris Duque
as Outpost Man
Valerie Reid
as Divorced Woman
Rachel Winfree
as Lecture Woman No. 1
Suanne Spoke
as Lecture Woman No. 2
Catherine Paolone
as Lecture Woman No. 3
Bill Rosier
as TV Store Customer No...
Robb Derringer
as TV Store Customer No...
Laura Cayouette
as TV Studio Woman
China Brezner
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.

Full Review… | 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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