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The Croods Reviews

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J. Olson
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
James Plath
Family Home Theater
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+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 1, 2014
Boisterous, colourful and warm-hearted, with energetic action scenes, knockabout slapstick humour and lush visuals.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Scott Chitwood
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
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
The film gets by on its high spirits and good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
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 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
Cynthia Fuchs
April 11, 2013
Cavemen evolving.
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 8, 2013
This is a very nice little family film with excellent visuals and interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 28, 2013
Energetic slapstick, aimed at indiscriminating youngsters who will want to buy lots of Crood toys.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Tony Macklin
March 26, 2013
No wonder it's doing so well at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 25, 2013
A witty and slapstick-laced script by writers-directors Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco, some flawless 3-D work and solid character and beautiful background animation combine for an entertaining 92 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alice Tynan
The Vine
March 25, 2013
Dreamworks have done far more than simply dust off The Flintstones 2.0; The Croods may not yet be a household name, but with their personal brand of buffoonery and heart, you'll be wanting an introduction.
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