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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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Critic Reviews for Caveman

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

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

October 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.

August 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.

February 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.

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

Even your typical neanderthal will find this spoof beneath him.

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

[An] occasionally funny film.

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

Audience Reviews for Caveman


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

Super Reviewer


One of my guilty pleasures.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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