(3 1/2 Stars) Most negative reviews say The Clan of the Cave Bear's book is superior. To that, I say, "When isn't it?" Books can go deeper into a character's psyche and have little to worry about when it comes to screen time. Films average out at two hours, but books can be limitless. In that, they have an edge over movies, so when I review films, I try not to compare the adaptation (unless I'm a huge fan of what is being adapted), but the story that is presented to me. And this film is not bad. It has lush cinematography that exhibits the beautiful countryside, the story is basic but effective, and Daryl Hannah is convincing as a strong female in a tribe of men. The worst thing I can say about her is she may be a little too beautiful for this film, but better that than going ugly for Oscars. It is pretty slow-moving, but it kept my attention, which is hard for a movie centering around cavemen. The Clan of the Cave Bear is not for everyone, but for what it is, it's adequate.