Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    And while more than 30 writers worked on the screenplay and untold numbers labored to re-create the ambiance and effects that the animators once tossed off with a few squiggles of their pencils, The Flintstones doesn't feel overcalculated, over-produced or overthought.
  2. The Flintstones is a big, shiny package of comic nostalgia, as much a theme park as a movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    70
    The greatest lost opportunity in The Flintstones is that its writers (more than 30) are so faithful to the 60's television series that they failed to add enough updated pop-culture references. The few included are among the film's best jokes.
  4. 63
    This is a great-looking movie, a triumph of set design and special effects, creating a fantasy world halfway between suburbia and a prehistoric cartoon.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff(not credited)
    63
    Rarely has more high-powered movie technology been deployed to achieve such frivolous ends. Kids seem to love it, while sophisticated viewers may find it enchanting, appalling, or both.
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    9
    don't listen to the critics. I had a yabba yabba doo time watching this awesome compared movie to the animated TV series. the four actors whodon't listen to the critics. I had a yabba yabba doo time watching this awesome compared movie to the animated TV series. the four actors who played the Flintstones and the Rubbles were great! Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    7
    To be fair, I actually really enjoyed this movie, for what it is: A live action movie based on an old cartoon. And for me that is exactly whatTo be fair, I actually really enjoyed this movie, for what it is: A live action movie based on an old cartoon. And for me that is exactly what this movie is. It looks like a cartoon, it feel like a cartoon and almost everything in the movie feels like a cartoon.

    The only real gripe I have with this movie is casting. Rick Moranis and Rosie O'Donnell are not Barney and Betty. It is obvious they are really trying to play the parts, but they just don't quite pull it off.

    Overall:
    Casting a side, this movie is clearly trying its hardest to be loyal to the source material, and to that end I think it does a good job. A fun movie, that is perhaps a bit too kid friendly, but still a good time.
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  3. Aug 29, 2013
    8
    This was a very enjoyable film and a good parody of the TV series, very similar to what the Brady Bunch films did. All four actors chosen forThis was a very enjoyable film and a good parody of the TV series, very similar to what the Brady Bunch films did. All four actors chosen for Fred, Wilma, Barney & Betty were spot on and portray them perfectly! It's corny with cheese on top but in the right way as this is exactly what the film needed. The film set also looked just amazing! A little predictable, sure, but fans of the series will be right at home here as they stay very true to them to give us a very enjoyable movie Full Review »