The Flintstones

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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Critic Reviews

  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. 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. 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
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  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. Aug 4, 2016
    10
    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! Fred Flintstone is voiced by John Goodman (Monsters Inc.), Barney Rubble is voiced by Rick Moranis (Spaceballs, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids and Brother Bear), Wilma is voiced by Elizabeth Perkins (Finding Nemo and Big) and Betty is voiced by Rosie O'Donnell (Tarzan and Sleepless in Seattle). This sure is a great movie. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    2
    Whoever had the idea to make a Flintstones live action movie based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon named the same thing has to seriouslyWhoever had the idea to make a Flintstones live action movie based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon named the same thing has to seriously get fired right now. Full Review »