The Croods (2013)



Critic Consensus: While it may not be as (ahem) evolved as the best modern animated fare, The Croods will prove solidly entertaining for families seeking a fast-paced, funny cartoon adventure.

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The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Cage) didn't already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Reynolds.) With Guy's help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive - each … More

Rating: PG (for some scary action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Chris Sanders (III), Kirk De Micco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 1, 2013
Box Office: $187.2M
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Critic Reviews for The Croods

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (34)

A fun glimpse into father-daughter relationships and the power of family to persevere even when the fear of change threatens its very existence.

Full Review… | March 15, 2014
Cinema Sight

Boisterous, colourful and warm-hearted, with energetic action scenes, knockabout slapstick humour and lush visuals.

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
Movie Talk

An animated film that has it all: captivating characters, rich thematic material, humor, imaginative visuals, and an adventuresome quest.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
Spirituality and Practice

Set four million years in the past, The Croods nonetheless feels like a step-forward for the usually pop-culture cribbing DreamWorks' studio. More like this, please.

Full Review… | December 1, 2013

The first act may be a little slow, but once this animated caveman comedy gets rolling, it's a rollicking good family movie. No wonder there's already a TV series and a sequel in development.

Full Review… | October 5, 2013
Movie Metropolis

The Croods is a pleasant surprise that features imaginative production design, a funny story, and excellent voice acting by Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicolas Cage.

Full Review… | September 11, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Croods

Inventive, fun (in a cute way) and well done -- but not compelling.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Grug: Never not be afraid.

"Meet the first modern family"

The Croods was sort of a let down in some aspects, but the animation is beautiful and the settings, and caveman era is really cool. So it ends up being a very fun ride. The nice voice cast of Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke lend good voice to the beautiful imagery.

A family that lives exclusively in the darkness of their cave are forced to adventure out into the real world and encounter all the dangers that it withholds in search of a new home after theirs is destroyed by an earthquake. They run into a boy who knew this was gonna happen and who also has a very good understanding of earth. The movies main theme is about thinking for yourself and not fearing the unknown.

This isn't a standout when it comes to the animated family film genre, but it's a fun film nonetheless. I expected a little more from the story, but overall it was okay. This isn't really worth the watch unless you like watching these animated movies no matter what. If you just watch the best of the genre, this one shouldn't be a necessity. 

Melvin White

Super Reviewer


Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco deliver The Croods in better fashion than marketed.Behind the 90 minute facade of obnoxious caveman, there really is a fun family-oriented story. The pacing is quick, the characters are amusing, and while the plot details are light and simple, it all makes for a good time. The final 20 minutes is a notable highlight.Visually, The Croods never blows it out of the water, but it stays visually pleasing on the eyes with some brightly colored characters and facial expressions resembling the "Dreamworks Face."Nicolas Cage is a little awkward at first, but his voice grows as the film progresses. Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds provide satisfying enough voice work for 2 of the other major characters.All in all, The Croods meets the expectations of a recommendable family animation.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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