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10,000 B.C. Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2008
It's a horrible movie.
March 14, 2008
Like the lumbering mammoths, it is plodding and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
March 12, 2008
Neither grand enough to be impressive nor antic enough to be charming, the movie settles for bland and frantic, climaxing in a showdown among decadent pyramid builders.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 7, 2008
One part Joseph Campbell hero quest, one part multi-culti morality tale, one part live-action Flintstones cartoon, 10,000 B.C. is finally every part just plain nuts.
March 7, 2008
This much-delayed film cries out for consideration for Worst CGI, Most Annoying Narrator, Lamest Dialogue and Dumbest Action Hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
Even a cameo by Pauly Shore in Encino Man would liven up this bombastic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 7, 2008
10,000 BC would be much better if it allowed itself the freedom to be kitsch.
March 7, 2008
The best acting comes from woolly mammoths, man-eating ostriches and a saber-toothed tiger -- and those babies are digital. It's the human actors who look fake.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
10,000 B.C. isn't only brain-dead, it's completely dead. It's inert and without a heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 7, 2008
Where's Raquel Welch in that fur bikini?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2008
Yabba-dabba-don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
While the special effects are top notch... the humans are dull, the dialogue is ridiculous, and anyone expecting a repeat of the action in 300 is going to be sorely disappointed with this bloodless PG-13 adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
The less said about historical accuracy, the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
Outrageous and outlandish, Emmerich's 10,000 BC is easy to mock, but it is so cheerfully shameless and terminally silly that you have to admire its effrontery and accept its creator... as a certified crackpot visionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2008
The mammoths are cool. The squealing killer ostriches, perhaps inspired by ancient phorusrhacid fossils, are idiotic but... okay, they're idiotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
If you thought 300 was silly, think of 10,000 BC as 33.333 times sillier.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 7, 2008
Barney Rubble had a lot more charisma than anyone involved in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 7, 2008
You may be expecting a showcase of cutting-edge visuals -- isn't the appeal of the title the implicit promise of seeing a lost world re-created to presumably dazzling effect? But for the most part, it's just barren landscapes and people in animal skins.
Full Review | Original Score: F
March 7, 2008
It made me yearn to see Caveman again. At least that was intentionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 7, 2008
Overblown and stupefyingly dull.
March 7, 2008
[I] saith to you that I had a strangely good time, and whether that is from laughing at 10,000 B.C. or laughing with it I knoweth not, although I strongly suspect the former.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 7, 2008
Would that Emmerich took as much care with his human characters as with inanimate objects and CGI animals.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 6, 2008
In the realm of heroic historical loincloth adventures, 10,000 is much less than 300.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 6, 2008
It's best not to think too hard about anything in 10,000 BC, a sublimely dunderheaded excursion into human prehistory.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 6, 2008
While the movie is completely ridiculous, at least it's fun to think of all the high school students who are going to mistake this movie for an accurate historical record and get F's on their next pop quiz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 6, 2008
Emmerich knows how to fill the screen with spectacle, but not how to field-marshal it.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 6, 2008
Digital imagery imagines a striking prehistoric world for these back-to-basics heroes, villains and raging beasts.
March 6, 2008
An epic adventure of such towering testosterone counts and ceaseless tedium, you can almost feel the hair growing on your chest as the bags collect beneath your eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 6, 2008
Rather than taking the trouble to imagine what early civilization might have been like -- its culture, its language, its warfare, its family life -- the movie simply transposes a banal Hollywood epic into Paleolithic times.
March 6, 2008
A mix of vast CGI spectacle and small, silly moments, the prehistoric saga 10,000 BC is an epic in name only.
March 6, 2008
Conventional where it should be bold and mild where it should be wild, 10,000 BC reps a missed opportunity to present an imaginative vision of a prehistoric moment.
March 6, 2008
Sometimes you have a hankering for a slab of 10,000-year-old cheese. Here it is, on a cracker.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4