Caveman (1981)



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Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr plays a prehistoric, social outcast who, along with other misfits, forms his own tribe and finds various comic adventures. This spoof is mostly without dialogue besides the expected neanthropic grunt.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

It has a basic problem, which is that there is no popular original material for it to satirize.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

All of this is handled ingeniously enough to let the movie feel colorful and whole, though it could so easily have been nothing but farfetched.

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

Caveman will not be for all tastes, and even with the cleverness to be found herein, this isn't exactly what one could call a thinking person's farce.

Feb 25, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Ringo Starr's screen career has always been something of a magical mystery tour, and following the offbeat likes of The Magic Christian, Son of Dracula and Lisztomania, the former Beatle continued his solo screen career by headlining this likable comedy.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even your typical neanderthal will find this spoof beneath him.

Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…

[An] occasionally funny film.

Sep 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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Caveman, looks silly and sometimes presents a poor script. But this Carl Gottlieb's comedy is really funny together with his special effects and unforgettable scenes.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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This spoof of One Million Years B.C. with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr as the prehistoric hero is ridiculous and quite brainless fun because of the amount of sexual innuendo, it is definitely not recommended for kids. The delightfully ridiculous stop-motion animation dinosaurs led by David Allen are hilarious!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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One of my guilty pleasures.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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A guilty pleasure from my childhood -- but not guilty enough to rate higher than this...

Steve B.
Steve B.

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