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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
    80
    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. Parents should note the PG rating. There's little bloodshed, but several fight scenes, lots of loud roaring and some overwhelming special effects sequences could vex younger viewers.
  4. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    50
    A cool movie and a must-see for anyone who wants to see the next stage in computer-generated animation. But it could have been so much more.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    A truly stunning technical experiment.
  6. The occasional big moments are stunning, and kids from the ages of, say, 6 years to 6 years and 3 days will love it. Anyone younger will be scared; anyone older, bored.
  7. Reviewed by: M. V. Moorhead
    20
    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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    10
    This is a spectacle to behold. Very beautiful story about an epic journey. Wonderful visuals filled with an enchanting score. The critics gotThis 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. Collapse
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    One of THE BEST Animated movies that released back then , unforgettable jaw dropping i really cannot say enough , It of course is not one ofOne 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 . Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2010
    10
    an unforgettable CGI movie from my childhood.
  4. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    This movie was my first favorite dinosaur movie. Since then, I have been introduced to others that are just as thrilling. The animation isThis movie was my first favorite dinosaur movie. Since then, I have been introduced to others that are just as thrilling. The animation is amazing, the emotional meaning is real, it's one of the many movies of Disney that I love! Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2011
    6
    Well it is visually dazzling and can be heartwarming, but its thin story makes this a very boring and unentertaining film you wish you hadWell 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
  6. Sep 22, 2011
    5
    I admit the CGI was extraordinary at the time for an animation. However, the story and characters were not.
  7. Aug 10, 2014
    0
    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 airplaneI 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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