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. Emmerich has no time for poetry or magic, even when the director and his digital wizards (here doing wildly variable work) are trying to dazzle. He’s a taskmaster and a field marshall, not a visionary. But I enjoyed 10,000 B.C. more and more, and more than just about anything Emmerich’s done before.
  2. As one might expect, there are campy moments and far too much reliance on God-like interventions in the affairs of early man. Less expected is that 10,000 BC works just fine as an action Western with handsome actors in striking costumes and a few CG predators, which are giddy fun.
  3. 10,000 BC is as crazy as it wants to be, plundering the past and other movies with that peculiar Hollywood combination of the earnest and the preposterous that can result in the guiltiest of guilty pleasures.
  4. 63
    Too dumb to take seriously, but just silly enough to be sort of fun.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 290 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 »