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Quest for Fire Reviews

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January 14, 2019
Starting is disgusting, middle is disgusting and the end is a little less disgusting but still disgusting! But I did not give it 1 star because the story was a little good.
½ March 2, 2018
Quest for Fire is a wonderful prehistoric adventure which is beautifully shot, superbly directed by Jean-Jacque Annaud and for the most part very plausible and grounded in reality. Its attention to detail is admirable and it succeeds as this fascinating, mostly wordless and largely very successful experiment. But in the end, the film's highest accomplishment is actually its very important, subtle and ultimately moving portrayal of the arrival of knowledge, love and laughter as humanity's most essential tools.
½ January 23, 2018
Such a cool, yet ridiculous and original movie. Some of the set pieces are really impressive, as are the actors dedication. The lack of dialog doesn't stop this from being engaging. If anything it makes it more universal.
April 26, 2017
A dumb but unique film that's a Canadian classic
½ April 1, 2017
Racist film that unfolds between unequal races while races do not exist. With civilizations more advanced than the others, and, as if by chance, they have white skins, whereas the "wild" ones all have the cliches of the Africans (cannibalism ...)
February 27, 2017
"Quest for Fire" was a solid reminder about why I enjoy watching films and learning about their art; they are able to express ideas and tell stories by means of well put-together shots, detailed sounds/music, and emotionally charged body language.
½ February 25, 2017
The snob in me wants to dismiss this mind-numbingly stupid film and everyone who ever liked it, but the schmuck in me, somehow, enjoyed it. It's just as dumb as you expect, yet way more fun.
December 25, 2016
"Quest for Fire" may or may not be scientifically accurate, but given the cast manages to act out the story with just facial expressions, body language, and a made up gibberish, it's certainly an obscure, if not unintentionally funny, movie about the first evolved humans.
½ December 8, 2016
Pretty darn good if you're into pre-historic language films.
½ November 20, 2016
Quest for Fire is an awesome movie. It is about three prehistoric tribesmen who go in search for a new fire source. Everett McGill and Ron Perlman give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Jean-Jacques Annaud did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Quest for Fire is a must see.
½ April 3, 2016
Between 2.5 and 3. Probaby, theories about prehistoric men have changed much from 1981, and lack of dialogs is a problem, but it gets to tell an interesting story. Special effects, for the time of the movie, are not very bad. Make-up gets incredible gestures.
½ December 13, 2015
An ambitious film that hit all of its ambitions.
½ November 1, 2015
One of the most original films and unique that i have seen. It is bright as the characters have no dialogs and anyway, the story is well understood; it is something to be thankful for that used practical effects, gives you a classic touch and eye-catching to the whole film. Quest For Fire is a film without dialog but with charismatic characters and a story completely interesting and entertaining.

Review en Español:
Una de las películas mas originales y únicas que he visto. Es brillante como los personajes no tienen diálogos y de todas formas la historia se entiende perfectamente; es de agradecer que se usaron efectos prácticos, le da un toque mas clásico y llamativo a toda la película. Quest For Fire es una película sin diálogos pero con personajes carismáticos y una historia completamente interesante y entretenida.
½ October 24, 2015
Una de las películas mas originales y únicas que he visto. Es brillante como los personajes no tienen diálogos y de todas formas la historia se entiende perfectamente; es de agradecer que se usaron efectos prácticos, le da un toque mas clásico y llamativo a toda la película. Quest For Fire es una película sin diálogos pero con personajes carismáticos y una historia completamente interesante y entretenida.
May 11, 2015
An all time classic, Quest for fire is one of the few such classics that could definitely use a modern day reboot to update some of the science and effects.

Unambiguously a product of the early 80s Quest for fire tells a interesting, captivating but a bit outdated story about early humans in a cruel, slightly low budget, world. Nonetheless, it's a must see for Ron Perlman enthusiasts and for younger film enthusiasts who want to see what a movie like 10000 bc could've been in another world.
April 29, 2015
Don't expect a dialog for this movie. Brilliantly done with body language and an adventurous quest for fire before they knew how to make it.
½ February 28, 2015
What an interesting and amazing film. The director is excellent because he manages with this story to explore and question what we know about our long lost relative ancestors. It's really well written, perfectly acted and very well shot. A film that will definitely trigger your curiosity.
January 18, 2015
Otra que quiero volver a ver la vi el 84 , 85 ? no recuerdo
September 6, 2014
It could be a disaster if it had dialogues!!!
I love this film.
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