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  • Summary: Set at the end of the dinosaur period when the killer comet arrives, the film deals with the legacy the dinosaurs leave for the emerging mammals and the planet.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. For sheer bravura film making, for creating a cartoon world with real air, flesh, blood and the exhilarating cycle of fear and escape, Dinosaur is tops.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    An eye-popping visual spectacle that serves up a vivid picture of what the planet might have looked like when reptiles ruled the Earth.
  3. An undeniable and, indeed, unprecedented technical feat that's a feast for the eye, Dinosaur is less easy on the ear.
  4. Reviewed by: Gerg Burk
    There are plenty of gorgeous real-life vistas for adults to look at while stuffing popcorn in their ears to avoid the oversignifyin' music and the hurtin' dialogue.
  5. 50
    Unfortunately, disappointingly dull, a lumbering Bore-us-saurus of a movie.
  6. 40
    In story terms, Dinosaur lays an egg.
  7. Reviewed by: M. V. Moorhead
    May find it hard to sit without embarrassment through this bizarre mixture of paleontology, preposterous anthropomorphism, and fuzzy-headed New Age myth-making in which the only thing missing is the show tunes. Thank God for small favors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    This is a spectacle to behold. Very beautiful story about an epic journey. Wonderful visuals filled with an enchanting score. The critics got it wrong big time. This is a must see. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    One of THE BEST Animated movies that released back then , unforgettable jaw dropping i really cannot say enough , It of course is not one of the toy story trilogy 10's but it is in its own League with a 10 . Collapse
  3. Nov 10, 2010
    an unforgettable CGI movie from my childhood.
  4. Dec 17, 2011
    Well it is visually dazzling and can be heartwarming, but its thin story makes this a very boring and unentertaining film you wish you had never laid eyes on. I give this movie a 56% of a good movie. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    I admit the CGI was extraordinary at the time for an animation. However, the story and characters were not.
  6. Jan 8, 2014
    Dinosaur is a mixed bag. There are some amazing moments in the film where the visuals and score combine to provide an amazing experience. At other times the film can be bogged down by some cheesy dialogue, generic characters, and some noticeably fake CGI along with the Dinosaurs and environment not meshing well. Kids will love this film, like I did, while adults may not. I’m alright with it primarily because of nostalgia and the excellent score. Not much hear for an older audience but the moments where the film shows and doesn’t tell make it watchable. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2014
    I thought the movie was bad. really suprised at the ratings, i only watched a minute of it and knew it would suck because of the airplane scene that was copied from jurassic park 3. Also the fake bigfoot, a cheap movie trying to convince people that it's real. Expand

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