10,000 BC

Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 17 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    60
    The mammoths aren’t all that is wild and woolly in this innocent, old-fashioned, amusingly self-important, entertainingly mad, rip-snorting throwback to vintage Saturday matinee fare, with all the swell set piece thrills state-of-the-art technology can throw at it.
  2. 50
    The big, climactic fight, complete with an epic snuffleupagus rampage, is decent action-movie fun. And as a history lesson, 10,000 BC has its value. It explains just how we came to be the tolerant, peace-loving farmers we are today, and why the pyramids were never finished.
  3. This is the kind of movie where a character can't just say "the fire's not out yet," they have to say "the fire still lives in these stones." It made me yearn to see "Caveman" again. At least that was INTENTIONALLY funny.
  4. 50
    Essentially a rip-off of "Apocalypto" for audience members too young or squeamish to endure graphic human sacrifice and jaguar face-eating.
  5. 50
    Director Roland Emmerich (Godzilla, Independence Day) knows his money shots: any time he throws some mastodons or giant dodos on the screen for a little beast-battlin’ action, he has our attention. But his lack of skill with actors really shows during the long moments of downtime in-between.
  6. 42
    "The Day After Tomorrow" was kind of stupidly fun, and 10,000 B.C. might be too, if it weren't so stupidly dull.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Conventional where it should be bold and mild where it should be wild, 10,000 BC reps a missed opportunity to present an imaginative vision of a prehistoric moment.
  8. 40
    What chaps my hide more is that I've seen 10,000 BC. I've seen it three times in the last year and a half. Except in the one that I saw, it centered instead on Mayans, was mostly historically accurate, and was called "Apocalypto."
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 291 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 132
  2. Negative: 62 out of 132
  1. R.EmmerichSucks
    Mar 7, 2008
    1
    Two hours of TV commercials would have a more compelling plot, and more complex/likable characters. Just like Emmerich's other films Two hours of TV commercials would have a more compelling plot, and more complex/likable characters. Just like Emmerich's other films (and all of Michael Bay's films except Transformers), this is a few hours of eye candy with lifeless characters you couldn't care less about. Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    6
    I liked the tittle, the posters and the general idea of the movie but it seems that the pieces just don't fit, very disappointed with theI liked the tittle, the posters and the general idea of the movie but it seems that the pieces just don't fit, very disappointed with the final result but it was fun to watch. Full Review »
  3. May 1, 2016
    3
    10,000 BC is the dullest movie with the dullest special effects, mediocre plot and grim acting. Roland Emmerich must be dying to make a10,000 BC is the dullest movie with the dullest special effects, mediocre plot and grim acting. Roland Emmerich must be dying to make a prehistoric movie and he failed to make one look so pretty. Full Review »