Reviews: The Croods (2013)

croodsReviews for this film from our members:

  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: An uneven mix of slapstick, action, and family drama, “The Croods” never comes together as it intends to. It looks sharp and remains harmless, but fails to make a strong, meaningful impression.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: An impressive, colorful, imaginatively-designed cartoon adventure, rather spoiled by being shackled to a deeply perfunctory story.
  • Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: “Los Croods” visualmente está muy bien (las escenas de acción son muy buenas, y es un acierto que no sea una película realista y creen animales que jamás existieron), y tiene ideas muy buenas, pero tiene problemas con la estructura y los temas, porque nunca se sabe muy bien cuál es el núcleo de la película, qué te quieren contar realmente sus directores.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [M]ore than an exercise in technical polish.
  • [New – 2/27/14] | Dustin Freeley @
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Energetic slapstick, aimed at indiscriminating youngsters who will want to buy lots of Crood toys.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Was this secretly produced by the Institute for Creation Research?
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: There are two themes at work in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. Neither is by itself original, but blended together as they are, there’s more than enough wit and wisdom to keep the film from veering into kids-only territory.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: It’s humor bridges the gap between young kids and curmudgeonly adults, its heart is big enough to envelope the whole screening room, and its story reminds us of who we are in both general and specific ways. That’s what great animation can and should do.
  • Nell Minow @
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
  • Frank Ochieng @ SFcrowsnest
    • Excerpt: The primitive proceedings in ‘The Croods’ are resourcefully cozy and sophisticated in its road trip slapstick, cheeky guffaws, gentle schmaltz and digital impishness.
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: The screenplay deals with the domestic issues of the father and his budding daughter, but who cares about that? This is a movie for kids.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: Taking place in this prehistoric time period where we discovered fire, The Croods doesn’t attempt to re-invent the wheel. But creatively, its so simple a caveman could have made it.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: It lacks the memorable characters and laugh-worthy dialogue needed to raise it above the ordinary.
  • Phil Villarreal @
    • Excerpt: I credit the movie for basing its humor in a subversive real-world setting in caveman trappings, instead of going the stupid Ice Age route of irritating slapstick and Nick Jr.-style antics.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ Gateway Cinephiles
    • Excerpt: While its visual design is undeniably wondrous, but The Croods is ultimately undermined by a bland and muddled story.

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