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The Croods Reviews

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September 8, 2017
[The Croods] is an interesting mix of a clever (if familiar) idea, genuinely funny moments, great animation and slapstick humour, often featuring actual sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2017
It was a relief to see that The Croods pre-date Fred Flintstone and are just unenlightened and unsophisticated and not as crude as the title suggests.
April 9, 2016
"The Croods" survives an unsteady second act thanks to a sturdy beginning (including a lovely introductory sequence) and an even sturdier conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 30, 2016
The first act may be a little slow, but once this animated comedy gets rolling, it's a rollicking good family movie with upbeat messages and a happy ending-with enough eye-popping peril to interest even the most jaded of your teen video gameplayers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 15, 2014
A fun glimpse into father-daughter relationships and the power of family to persevere even when the fear of change threatens its very existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2014
Boisterous, colourful and warm-hearted, with energetic action scenes, knockabout slapstick humour and lush visuals.
December 5, 2013
An animated film that has it all: captivating characters, rich thematic material, humor, imaginative visuals, and an adventuresome quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 1, 2013
Set four million years in the past, The Croods nonetheless feels like a step-forward for the usually pop-culture cribbing DreamWorks' studio. More like this, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 11, 2013
The Croods is a pleasant surprise that features imaginative production design, a funny story, and excellent voice acting by Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicolas Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
July 13, 2013
The film gets by on its high spirits and good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 3, 2013
The incredible, surprising design - the vibrant colors, imaginative shapes and textures that make up the prehistoric world - is the movie's real star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2013
It's a lot better than some of the titles aimed at tykes, but anyone older than 10 may be hard pressed to find anything of value here outside of engaging eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2013
As well as being pacy, energetically animated and stuffed full of modern-day references, The Croods also casts off any lingering doubt that DreamWorks is moving into the character-driven domain normally dominated by Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2013
Cavemen evolving.
April 8, 2013
The Croods is simple enough in its story and structure that its emotional honesty and touching message will catch you quite off-guard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2013
This is a very nice little family film with excellent visuals and interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 7, 2013
The voices have also been well chosen and you're likely to enjoy the entertaining squabbles between Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2013
You won't learn anything about life 100,000 years ago, but you may enjoy yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2013
Energetic slapstick, aimed at indiscriminating youngsters who will want to buy lots of Crood toys.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 28, 2013
It's not only entertaining, it's pretty darn visually impressive. On occasion, it's even rather touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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