Early Man Reviews

Mar 14, 2022
The productions wit resides in its cultural distinction and commentary on football, and the restlessness of the children in the theater was not enough to dissuade me from appreciating the subtle humor of Early Man.
Aug 24, 2021
A witty and warm-hearted romp.
Aug 12, 2021
Directed by Nick Park and written by Mark Burton and James Higginson, the film celebrates kindness, family and teamwork. It also sends the message that greed will get you nowhere.
Mar 4, 2021
It's silly stuff, part Flintstones, part kiddie Quest for Fire , and while it does contain quite a few laughs it doesn't have the same anarchic spirit of earlier Aardman films.
Aug 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.
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.
Nov 11, 2019
Early Man is guaranteed fun for all the family and a big welcome back to stop-motion animation at its finest.
Jul 30, 2019
A fantastic and friendly comedy with soccer as a central element. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jul 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]
Jun 3, 2019
It's refreshingly tactile, but ultimately comes up short when compared to the usually high Aardman standard.
Apr 16, 2019
Aardman takes us to the plasticine Pleistocene age with this joyous stop-motion animation.
Mar 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Dec 13, 2018
The film finds its largest success in its beautifully British disposition and its singular animation style.
Nov 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 30, 2018
It's full of laughs for adults but also has plenty of humor aimed at kids.
Oct 30, 2018
This is another likeable, affectionate family [Aardman] animation that benefits from the human touch.
Sep 26, 2018
An absolutely adorable tale.
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