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The Croods Reviews

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March 22, 2013
As far as DreamWorks' animated movies go, "The Croods" will never compare to the "Shrek" or "Madagascar" series.
March 22, 2013
"The Croods" is acceptable entertainment for any age group.
March 22, 2013
It doesn't add up to much more than easily digestible family fare, but this is a caveman's approach to animation -- minimal sophistication with physical aspects that can be breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
March 22, 2013
The narrative execution in The Croods isn't the greatest but the experience of the journey is - for the most part - worth the slightly meandering path it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 22, 2013
Appears to have been market-tested to within an inch of its life, so despite a theme of finding the capacity to evolve, the picture remains mired in the tar pit of formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2013
The simplistic plot (the migration and father-daughter plotlines are identical to Ice Age: Continental Drift) is so obviously structured that even a Neanderthal can see it coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2013
How to Train Your Dragon" and "Lilo & Stitch" are completely indicative of the experience you'll have with "The Croods," which is to say a supremely positive one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 22, 2013
Cleverly blending a rebellious teen comedy with an animated prehistoric adventure, this witty film wins us over with sharp characters who are written, voiced and drawn with plenty of personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2013
Emma Stone can even make you fall for a Neanderthal.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 22, 2013
It may not be an instant animated classic, but it's a charmer that will leave the kids ... feeling warm and fuzzy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2013
A film which, if not truly sophisticated, isn't nearly as crude as advertised.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2013
The family-dramedy genre that the film inhabits demands a bit more narrative ingenuity than is on display.
March 22, 2013
Bold visually but thumpingly ordinary storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2013
Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2013
DreamWorks has done much better, and Pixar appears to be in a different league altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2013
Superbly constructed, dazzlingly animated, and genuinely hilarious, with a spirited mood of adventure and a pleasing read of maturation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 22, 2013
Fast-paced, inventive animated comic adventure of a Stone Age family gets an extra boost from the lively vocal performances of stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.
March 22, 2013
It might not be up to snuff with the absolute best that Pixar and DreamWorks have released over the years, and its general story might be as old as the hills, but it's told well and with heart. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)
March 22, 2013
The most fun I've had in a theater all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 22, 2013
It does a lot of things well, but nothing extraordinarily. The end result is a solidly middle-of-the-road - and thus forgettable - bit of slapsticky animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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