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The Good Dinosaur Reviews

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April 17, 2019
This is a film like Bambi or Dumbo that are about the growth of a character and are artistically ambitious at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2019
It's impossible to rave enough about the elemental beauty of The Good Dinosaur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2019
The Good Dinosaur is more humble than Pixar's typical fare, choosing to refine and riff on familiar ideas and themes rather than build new ones from the ground up and live on the cutting edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 16, 2019
A film that works in the moment, but doesn't really have any long-term staying power.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 6, 2018
A unique film with a simple story that I feel will be enjoyed by most, but not loved and remembered over time like other PIXAR films.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
November 1, 2018
Watching the final film, there are definitely still signs that The Good Dinosaur was a problem child but within the somewhat messy final result are moments that truly shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
August 22, 2018
A crowning triumph, blending jaw-dropping photorealistic animation with a heart-wrenchingly beautiful tale of friendship against the odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2018
With dazzling animation and lots of action, the film is sure to be a hit with families this holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 3, 2017
It would have been really interesting to see Pixar go the whole nine yards and conceive The Good Dinosaur free of all dialogue, but what we have is admittedly still fairly engaging
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2017
It is predictable but that's not such a bad thing when done right. Our hero learns his lesson and manages to 'make his mark'. The same cannot be said about the film that, nevertheless, is a delight to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 4, 2017
There ought to be asterisk next to "Good," stipulating that in terms of the animation, it's not just good - it's revolutionary, breathtaking and boundary-pushing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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
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
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