The Croods: A New Age Reviews

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December 15, 2020
The screenplay manages to strike a relatively deft balance between its character moments and the comedy-adventure set pieces that are the film's real raison d'être.
December 3, 2020
A film that feels familiar yet troublingly crude.
December 1, 2020
The Croods: A New Age takes wacky, weird turns, and yet somehow still manages to be dull and lifeless.
November 26, 2020
It's a conventional animated movie but it's funny and sweet and it's not like every animated movie needs to reinvent the wheel.
November 26, 2020
The animation is top-notch and there are plentiful critters, including punch monkeys and literal land sharks (my favorite) - to delight the kiddies..
November 26, 2020
It mostly all comes together in the end, but you still cannot help but watch the film and wonder why the need for just so much of everything.
November 26, 2020
Mostly, I just thought it was a sort of sensory attack... I found it all exhausting.
November 26, 2020
They're trying to do a lot of things at once here, and not really accomplishing any of it... This was not a sequel anyone was begging for -- not even my kid.
November 25, 2020
[A] larky, slightly lunatic film...
November 25, 2020
Kids will enjoy it and parents will be sufficiently diverted that they won't be tempted to take a nap. It's disposable entertainment but the receptacle in question doesn't have to be a garbage disposal.
November 25, 2020
No one would call it a huge leap on the evolutionary ladder, but the animated sequel "The Croods: A New Age" is slightly funnier than its serviceable 2013 predecessor.
November 25, 2020
It might not be as novel as the first, but it's essentially harmless, if a little chaotic, fun for kids and doesn't need to be anything more than that.
November 25, 2020
Better than the first: constant visual invention, exceptional detail, superb voice talent, and touching depiction of the foundational ties of family and community.
November 25, 2020
Inside this manic jumble about a family of prehistoric 'Flinstones' knockoffs lies a brightly animated bauble that speaks to the power of staying connected even when forced apart. Pretty good for a cartoon, especially during a pandemic.
November 25, 2020
There are a number of ingenious bits, and strictly from a animation perspective I'm tempted to say this sequel is even more extraordinary than the first film was.
November 24, 2020
Once upon a time, saying a movie would help "pass the time" felt like damning with faint praise. Today, it feels like an essential service.
November 24, 2020
[A] fun sequel, with a smidge more ambition than its predecessor...
November 24, 2020
Like the first film, "The Croods: A New Age" is a pleasant enough movie. It may not make you forget the original, but only because you probably already had.
November 24, 2020
The kind of animated sequel that operates under a 'more is better' aesthetic, hoping to numb audiences into thinking they were actually entertained.
November 23, 2020
Can best be described as "chaotic good."
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