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The Good Dinosaur Reviews

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September 20, 2017
This animation may not be one of Pixar's finest, but it is adorable and a beautiful work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2017
If you go to see "The Good Dinosaur" and think you are too old or big for an animated film, go to be delighted and awed by the beauty Pixar has created for this far-fetched tale.
June 2, 2017
The Good Dinosaur could have been the great dinosaur, but instead barely manages to scrape by as the mediocre dinosaur.
April 19, 2017
The Good Dinosaur is not a bad movie: it just not even close to what we expected. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 23, 2017
It may not redefine what animated kids' movies are capable of doing, like Inside Out did, but I'll take it over a song-filled princess movie any day.
January 10, 2017
A quality family film and well-made Pixar movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2017
The Good Dinosaur is unsatisfying, its repetitive themes and lack of memorable moments making it quite forgettable.
August 18, 2016
The Good Dinosaur is a children's fable that is more than content to be exactly what it is and little more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2016
Even for a Pixar production, this is a technically stunning piece of animation, and there's great use of landscape and water that often provides a stark contrast to the more cuddly central characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2016
I personally object to kitschy, green, Mickey-D type plastic toys in a Sam Peckinpah type western setting, but the bottom line is, it's quite a good small-child film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2016
Middle-tier Pixar is a lot higher than other middle-tiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 25, 2016
The rocks, trees, rivers and mountains are so real and breathtaking, it makes you itch for a pause button to linger and to stare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2016
While conventional rather than adventurous, it's a simple and sentimental story about a likeable hero who overcomes the odds to become the dinosaur his father always dreamed he'd be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2016
The script is puzzlingly devoid of wit, the conflicts and character arcs are unimaginative and stale, the pacing is inexorable, and the plotting is rudimentary at best.
April 12, 2016
No matter how predictable the journey, the visuals and heart-tugging moments are both timeless and top of the line.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2016
Although it stars friendly dinosaurs, the theme of overcoming fear -- or, in fact, learning to live with fear -- is handled in a more mature way than many live-action features.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2016
The performances on all fronts are vibrant and thoroughly engaging, while the story - which was stuck in a troubled six-year long production- is unexpectedly simplistic, the overall result still works in its favour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 11, 2016
While the humour and supporting menagerie of characters feel slightly stale, Arlo and Spot's relationship is a remarkable feat of emotional evolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 3, 2016
As sublime as 3D character animation gets.
Full Review | Original Score: Recommended
February 28, 2016
It's a beautiful, touching, and exciting tale of learning to grow up in a world where loss and death are a part of life.
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