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Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Mar 20, 2013
    78
    A spirited and eye-popping stealth charmer.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Mar 21, 2013
    75
    Considering the fact that a young girl is picking her nose on the movie poster, The Croods is surprisingly evolved.
  3. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Mar 21, 2013
    75
    This Chris Sanders fellow knows how to craft a heart-warming animation, and if not for a few minor problems this would have had a legitimate shot at the best animated movie of 2013.
  4. Reviewed by: Nell Minow
    Mar 20, 2013
    75
    Familiar family dynamics are amusingly exaggerated in the Paleolithic setting, where the most basic necessities require everyone's full-time attention.
  5. 75
    The first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology.
  6. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    Mar 21, 2013
    70
    As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt sell a lot of toys.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Daly
    Mar 27, 2013
    67
    Although The Croods has lazy patches throughout, the conclusion is exciting and, lo and behold, surprising.
  8. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 20, 2013
    67
    The film itself doesn’t practice what it preaches: From the typically blocky DreamWorks CGI to the emphasis on bruising slapstick over verbal wit, The Croods takes the low road at every opportunity, giving lip service to enlightenment while following a Flintstonian instinct to keep punching the clock at the quarry.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Mar 22, 2013
    63
    Just good, goofy fun, for a generation too young to have met Bamm-Bamm.
  10. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Mar 22, 2013
    63
    More than anything, the striking spectacle of primordial flora and one-of-a-kind fauna makes it easy for audiences to get pleasantly lost in the adventure.
  11. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Mar 21, 2013
    63
    While paying lip service to the spirit of invention and adventure, the movie doesn’t do much for the evolution of children’s animated entertainment.
  12. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Mar 21, 2013
    63
    The movie is well-edited and lean, a fast-paced, action-filled bit of froth that manages to be diverting and surprisingly fun.
  13. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Mar 21, 2013
    63
    Some of the exotic landscape the group trailblazes looks imported from “Avatar” — happily, bringing that immersively dimensionalized, eye-catching quality along with it.
  14. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Mar 21, 2013
    63
    At least there's Cage, who has become an astute voice actor, finding some odd, clever, energetic line readings consistently fresher than The Croods itself.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 264 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 72
  2. Negative: 2 out of 72
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    This may be not first or the second best animation i have ever seen. but the movie is very good, it maskes us laugh and happy
  2. Mar 23, 2013
    8
    To be honest, this was better than I expected. I thought it might just a bunch of cavemen walking around a rainforest, but it becomes aTo be honest, this was better than I expected. I thought it might just a bunch of cavemen walking around a rainforest, but it becomes a magical journey when you see it, I recommend it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2013
    6
    While not horribly memorable or spectacular, it is a good kids film. The animation is nice and flashy and the characters have nice little arcsWhile not horribly memorable or spectacular, it is a good kids film. The animation is nice and flashy and the characters have nice little arcs throughout. The first 10 minutes were bad and the end was cheesy but the rest of the film is funny and colorful. That'll be enough to entertain your kids and to keep parents from pulling their hair out. Full Review »