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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  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. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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 274 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 128
  2. Negative: 60 out of 128
  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. Mar 28, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I really love this era and expected this to be a kind of realistic look at the era however it seems they've got a lot of their history wrong. I wasn't invested in any of the characters and to be honest I didn't really care if they got to be together or not. The scene where the mother dies to save Evolet was stupid and cheesy and ruined the film. The only good thing about it was the CG was pretty damn good. Full Review »