Early Man Reviews

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August 30, 2020
An adventure that holds little in the way of surprises but is still a fun, sweet and enjoyable ride through Aardman's prehistoric valley.
August 19, 2020
Light-hearted humour frequently falls on deaf ears giving an air of a rush job to get this completed, Bland runs through its defence and lands a spectacular free kick.
July 23, 2020
With characters that are unappealing both emotionally and visually, this 89-minute movie -- which is only 79 minutes excluding credits -- turns out to be [Aardman's] own Cars 2.
May 28, 2020
Early Man is loads of fun, plain and simple, geared toward a younger audience but still completely accessible to parents and other older folks.
November 11, 2019
Early Man is guaranteed fun for all the family and a big welcome back to stop-motion animation at its finest.
July 30, 2019
A fantastic and friendly comedy with soccer as a central element. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 30, 2019
It is charming, it has an adorable simplicity, a magnetism that is hard to describe, and it's superior to practically all the current animated cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
It's refreshingly tactile, but ultimately comes up short when compared to the usually high Aardman standard.
May 9, 2019
A fine movie for kids that will bore older audiences who are looking for something that has depth.
April 16, 2019
Aardman takes us to the plasticine Pleistocene age with this joyous stop-motion animation.
March 21, 2019
Serves as a reminder that Aardman is always out there creating worlds just as distinctive in their tone and overall aesthetic as anything Disney or Pixar were producing in their '50s or '90s heydays.
February 26, 2019
A successful and welcome return to directing for the inimitable Nick Park...Despite failing to match the originality of his previous work, Early Man nonetheless shines on its own, bizarre, terms.
February 14, 2019
I just didn't think it was funny and I didn't think that it was engaging as a sports movie.
February 7, 2019
It's got that wonderful stop-motion look, a dynamite voice cast and the signature cheekily innocent wit that has become a hallmark of [Nick] Park's work.
December 21, 2018
These characters are so adorably goofy and charming that you'll want to reach into the screen just so you can pinch their pudgy little cheeks.
December 13, 2018
The film finds its largest success in its beautifully British disposition and its singular animation style.
November 20, 2018
Amiable fun, though it's a slight story. The football references were easily understandable even to me, though they were, of course, only the ones I understood. Who knows how many went over my head, like a misjudged shot at goal.
October 31, 2018
Apart from some song choices, it's is about as charmingly old-school as a Western animated feature has been in a long time.
October 30, 2018
It's full of laughs for adults but also has plenty of humor aimed at kids.
October 30, 2018
This is another likeable, affectionate family [Aardman] animation that benefits from the human touch.
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