Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 16 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    65
    It's a yabba-dabba-delight.
  2. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    63
    Look beyond the perfunctory dinosaur flatulence jokes, and Viva Rock Vegas is really quite sweet and clever.
  3. 63
    Actually more entertaining than its 1994 predecessor.
  4. With no headliners to raise hopes, this negligible entertainment has its own boneheaded charms.
  5. Lame and misguided homage, which reduces satire to vulgar silliness for kids.
  6. Fast falls from interestingly loopy to tiresome.
  7. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    If you walk in with your expectations at a suitably low setting, you won't walk away disappointed.
  8. Reviewed by: David Germain
    50
    Cute and funny, with plenty of slapstick and cuddly creatures for the kids and enough adult wit to keep parents reasonably amused.
  9. Reviewed by: Eric Harrison
    50
    It feels more like a cartoon, and when you're dealing with modern Stone Age families, that can only be a plus.
  10. What results is a candy-colored broad comedy with noteworthy performances.
  11. Accomplishes something I would have thought impossible. It made me appreciate its 1994 predecessor, "The Flintstones."
  12. 30
    The best thing about it is the cast. Baldwin's moronic Barney is an acquired taste, but Krakowski is an adorable, sassy Betty, and Johnston brings an endearing coltishness to the sensible Wilma.
  13. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    30
    This movie is a business decision, and about as diverting to watch as someone reading the Universal fiscal report.
  14. It's zany. Actually, it's so zany it's almost creepy.
  15. 25
    Now and again, the bizarre occurs, such as when Fred and Barney don showgirl outfits and seem to be doing their version of "The Birdcage." But mundane is more the norm.
  16. 25
    A tired piece of hackery, made only slightly less distasteful by a couple of inspired moments from supporting player Alan Cumming.
  17. Levant turns up the slapstick, doubletakes, and epic fart jokes to a tortured extreme.
  18. Reviewed by: Paul Cullum
    20
    Everything from the Rube Goldberg sets to the Jim Henson creatures is aimed squarely at a preschool audience.
  19. Reviewed by: Ted Fry
    20
    A Dum-Dum Movie
  20. 20
    The filmmakers uphold an unfortunate tradition in movies based on TV shows by busily adding superfluous plot elements.
  21. 20
    A bumpy synthesis of special and visual effects done far too over the top ultimately means Viva Rock Vegas is nothing more than eye candy, and not a very tasty piece at that.
  22. 12
    An ideal first movie for infants, who can enjoy the bright colors on the screen and wave their tiny hands to the music.
  23. A depressing show of how truly, madly, deeply outmoded Hollywood can be.
  24. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Silly script, broad slapstick and overstated lead perfs by B-team cast might be acceptable to target audience.
  25. 0
    Even the youngest members of the audience appeared to be more interested in their dwindling soda supply than anything up on the screen. Yabba dabba doom.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 7, 2013
    7
    I see where and why this film coped a lot of slack but I honestly enjoyed it just as much as I did when I was a kid. Sure the firstI see where and why this film coped a lot of slack but I honestly enjoyed it just as much as I did when I was a kid. Sure the first live-action Flintstones film was better but this one is still highly entertaining and certainly stays true to the cartoon in a lot of ways. There are a lot of funny witty jokes that really make the film as well as just being a bright colourful film to watch. Corny, yes and quite a bit too, but not in a way that ruins the movie, but some won't like it others will. Full Review »
  2. Nov 7, 2010
    5
    not enjoyable, but not that terrible.