The Land Before Time - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Land Before Time Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 8, 2015
It looks and sounds as if it came out of the Disney Studios of the '40s or '50s. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- that's as much a compliment (in terms of the quality of animation) as it is a criticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 8, 2015
The Land Before Time is as handsome and honest an animated feature as any produced since Walt Disney`s death; it may even be the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
June 8, 2015
Do dinosaurs really lend themselves to ootsie-cutesiness?
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
For the most part, pic is about as engaging as what's found on Saturday morning TV.
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Damon Wise
Time Out
February 9, 2006
After An American Tale, Bluth surely had the clout to make a more adventurous animated feature than this ...
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Most of ''The Land Before Time'' is so authentically geared to the thinking of children that it should charm adults as well.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There is nothing about either the story or its execution to place "The Land Before Time" alongside the classics, but then again, the age of animated masterpieces may be forever past.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I guess I sort of liked the film, although I wonder why it couldn't have spent more time on natural history and the sense of discovery, and less time on tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4