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The Croods Reviews

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist
March 8, 2013
Though impressive in many technical and surface ways, it lets us down on the essentials of character and story, and no amount of late-stage father/daughter bonding or vertiginous 3D cliffside tumbling can make up for that.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rebecca Cusey
Patheos
March 21, 2013
What's happening in America? Are there really scores of concerned but overprotective parents locking their daughters in padded rooms and not letting them experience any adventures? Actually, maybe Hollywood has a point.
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies
March 21, 2013
Oh crud...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
March 21, 2013
The latest advances in computer animation have been applied to a truly primitive comedy-Ice Age recast with a family of nattering Neanderthals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
March 21, 2013
Loud, dull and daft, this piece could do with crawling back to the cinematic primordial soup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 19, 2013
DreamWorks' latest is a lusciously mounted but simple-minded adventure that won't long linger in your memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
March 20, 2013
A handful of adrenalizing sequences of animated anarchy can't save this story from feeling overly primitive.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2013
"The Croods" rests on the notion of the patriarch who must learn to adapt and let go. (I resent this storyline, for the record.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 22, 2013
Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
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
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
March 21, 2013
You do rather wonder if an American studio will ever again have the nerve to make a children's animation with the simple, unblunted power of Dumbo or Bambi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
March 22, 2013
Bold visually but thumpingly ordinary storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 21, 2013
Like the continents, it's a little too easy to drift away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
March 22, 2013
It's product, pure and simple: dependable, disposable and forgotten as soon as it serves its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 25, 2013
An impressive, colorful, imaginatively-designed cartoon adventure, rather spoiled by being shackled to a deeply perfunctory story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 22, 2013
I'd like to take back all those times I said Nicolas Cage was one of the most annoying actors on film. It turns out he's equally terrible when he's only on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com
March 21, 2013
Insert your own joke here about the caveman movie suffering from a lack of development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 21, 2013
Neither as thrilling nor as funny as it ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Mottram
Total Film
March 7, 2013
For the most part it's Neanderthal compared to the Pixar stable.
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