We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Reviews

November 24, 2015
'90s dino time-travel tale has scares, peril.
June 15, 2005
Cute, strictly for kids and featuring Walter Cronkite!
June 6, 2005
May 8, 2005
In spite of narrative problems... the film's chief appeal is its central conceit -- that giant monsters... can be transformed into [ceatures] who like to play with children.
December 4, 2004
By the end, you'll be glad they went extinct.
August 30, 2004
Parents seeking innocent kiddie entertainment should know that the dinosaurs are drugged, the children are briefly transformed into monkeys and the Professor is eventually devoured by crows.
December 1, 2002
January 1, 2000
[A] highly entertaining, relatively gentle animated feature ...
January 1, 2000
We're Back is an exercise in endurance -- not only is it dull, but it has such an overwhelming sense of sweetness that it threatens to become nauseating.
January 1, 2000
Mercifully, this feature is only about 80 minutes long. It probably won't frighten kids, but it might bore them instead.
January 1, 2000
If creating a non-offensive movie filled with sweet dinosaurs who have had a lot of time on their hands and not much to do is a measure of success, then the movie accomplishes what it set out to do.
January 1, 2000
Nothing in "We're Back" captures the eye or the imagination.
January 1, 2000
It's vividly animated, it's friendly -- and it's not too long.
January 1, 2000
It's shallow and kind of dumb, and the animation is routine, and the story isn't much, and the stakes are a lot higher these days in the featurelength animation game.
January 1, 2000
The screenplay, by John Patrick Shanley, who won an Oscar for his "Moonstruck" script, panders to the kiddie audience and is weak and plodding.
June 1, 1993