10,000 BC

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  • Summary: In a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D'Leh has found his heart's passion: the beautiful Evolet. But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they ventureIn a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D'Leh has found his heart's passion: the beautiful Evolet. But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group discovers there are civilizations beyond their own and that humankind's reach is far greater than they ever knew. At each encounter, the group is joined by other tribes who have been attacked by the slave raiders, which turns D'Leh's once-small band into an army. Driven by destiny, the unlikely warriors must battle prehistoric predators while braving the harshest elements. At their heroic journey's end, they uncover a lost civilization and learn their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies. Here they will take their stand against a tyrannical god who has brutally enslaved their own. And it is here that D'Leh finally comes to understand that he has been called to save not only Evolet but all of civilization. (Warner Bros.) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 17 out of 29
  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. 63
    Too dumb to take seriously, but just silly enough to be sort of fun.
  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. 38
    One doesn't expect intelligent scripting or deep characterization from Roland Emmerich, but the film's lack of energy, poor special effects, and monotonous pacing lead to an inescapable conclusion: 10,000 B.C. isn't only brain-dead, it's COMPLETELY dead. It's inert and without a heartbeat.
  5. 33
    It's as if all the digital tools of new millennial filmmaking fell into the hands of men who had less storytelling sense than a campfire bard or a cave painter.
  6. 30
    The picture, despite the grand panoramic scale Emmerich has tried to give it, is dopey and static. Its finest moments belong to the thundering herd of woolly mammoths who storm through the picture sometime in its first half-hour.
  7. 0
    The only evolution in question here is that of Emmerich's skills as a director of motion pictures.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 132
  2. Negative: 62 out of 132
  1. CharlotteP
    Sep 29, 2008
    10
    Any one who has bad things to say about this movie has missed to point completly! stop reading into things so much. just enjoy a movie dont Any one who has bad things to say about this movie has missed to point completly! stop reading into things so much. just enjoy a movie dont try to find its faults. the story line was insane, but it was a fun movie that didn't need a lot of thought! very enjoyable. Expand
  2. JanaeM
    Mar 10, 2008
    9
    I thought that the movie was great... the reviewers up above are all too cynical to see what an interesting movie it was. I thought the I thought that the movie was great... the reviewers up above are all too cynical to see what an interesting movie it was. I thought the prophesy's that were included made the movie so much more dynamic, and while the special effects weren't phenomenal, I loved the plot and the journey through ancient civilization, no matter who accurate/inaccurate it was! We don't watch these movies for a history lesson though, do we? If we did maybe I'd be super cynical like those critics, but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie myself! Expand
  3. BenS.
    Mar 9, 2008
    8
    This was an excellent movie. Though bits were silly or downright stupid, I don't get how people can dislike it that much.
  4. JimmyW.
    Jun 13, 2008
    4
    Pretty lame, That girl was hot though.
  5. GregoryD.
    May 22, 2008
    2
    They spent more on the advertisements than they did on the movie script.
  6. CliffB
    Jun 13, 2008
    1
    Just flat out bad. This decade's attempt at a Beastmaster, only much less fun. It looked good in the trailer (and often the movie really Just flat out bad. This decade's attempt at a Beastmaster, only much less fun. It looked good in the trailer (and often the movie really does LOOK good), but the only way I could stay seated the whole time was by dissing it ala MST 3000. There was potential in the concept but oh the horror. If you are feeling very cynical, this is a must watch movie. Collapse
  7. DanaL.
    Mar 8, 2008
    0
    Horrible Movie...what else can I say?

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