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  • Summary: The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After aThe Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. [Disney] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Walsh
    Nov 26, 2015
    100
    The Good Dinosaur is up there with Toy Story in terms of its technical achievement and for providing an equally heart-touching, emotional tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Nov 24, 2015
    80
    The Good Dinosaur is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated film.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Nov 24, 2015
    78
    The Good Dinosaur may not be as revolutionary as 1914’s “Gertie the Dinosaur,” but as Jurassic World already demonstrated this year, we never tire of these prehistoric critters.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Nov 26, 2015
    70
    The buddies’ adventures are dramatized delightfully, but a case could be made for the movie’s real subject being scenery, and, particularly, water.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Nov 26, 2015
    67
    The Good Dinosaur is fine. I found myself moved by it on a very direct level. Technically speaking, it's a gorgeous film in many ways, but I'm still not a fan of the super-cartoony style of the characters over the photo-realistic world, which is genuinely jaw-dropping.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Nov 24, 2015
    63
    A very middling movie, it does have a nifty premise.
  7. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Nov 25, 2015
    25
    More manipulative, maudlin trash from the Disney-Pixar content farm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 65
  2. Negative: 9 out of 65
  1. Nov 26, 2015
    10
    The Good Dinosaur is a visually stunning film and a good hearted family friendly story for the whole family to enjoy. The richness and detailThe Good Dinosaur is a visually stunning film and a good hearted family friendly story for the whole family to enjoy. The richness and detail of the animation is unlike anything that has come out before. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2016
    9
    "Simplicity is the key to brilliance" - 'Bruce Lee'.

    "Simplicity is the first step of the nature, and the last of the art" - 'James
    "Simplicity is the key to brilliance" - 'Bruce Lee'.

    "Simplicity is the first step of the nature, and the last of the art" - 'James Bailey'.

    Two phrases that embody the pure and beautiful that it is "The Good Dinosaur". 2015 was a resounding success for Pixar year, with "Inside Out" in the first half of the year, as for the second half not going to be easy. but the film went well rid.

    "Inside Out" is full of complexity, colors, deep characters, joy, a real Pixar Movie, "The Good Dinosaur" is radiant, with a simple linear plot but even more profound than success at the box office.

    You could say it isn't the invention more lucrative and embarrassingly wealthy of the producer, however, it is a familiarly rich and rewarding film, with lessons for children and adults. It is absolutely sentimental and highlights within the competing for being more human Disney film.

    The fact that Pixar released two projects in the same year, apparently would mean production and distribution problems, it was not so, not counting the delay generated by the departure of Bob Peterson of the plan.

    What have happened if 65 million years ago a meteorite had not finished with the dinosaurs? Yes, right now, we would be dinosaurs and humans, so would exist millions of "Jurassic Park" films.

    After a beautiful birth, Arlo (Jack McGraw and a little more old Raymond Ochoa) strives to meet the expectations of his father, but his fears more intimate do not allow it. Throughout the development of the film characters (prehistoric) are added to the adventure, however is a human child who actually manages to make story, acting sometimes as a secondary character.

    Dinosaurs' genera are not clearly distinguished, but, What importance does this?. Perhaps they are totally invented or maybe not, better not entering matters paleontologists.

    The nice colors (for anything equal or similar to the colorful "Inside Out") of the creatures are tones obviously suitable, since despite being clear and flat tone, they want that appreciate us the lush landscapes as a field, a barrage seen in reality, ravines and plains touchingly real.

    Arlo becomes the character more beloved today, When to be beaten, weak, bruised, unprotected, still feels strong to return home. A stunning scene in the river is terribly strong and harrowing. As it is common in the animated films, the fantastic characters acquire qualities and features human, accompanied with story's visual and subjective mood.

    Disney impresses in this case, reversing the typical story of true friendship 'Dog - Human', where in this situation the human being is the dog and the human is the creature. some touch cliches as, on the road to decay and decaying but throughout these setbacks the friendship begins to emerge.

    Sentimental, emotional and human of the film is held for a couple of scenes that vividly portray a heart strong and beautiful, softening the heart of all viewers. A viscerally emotive product and substantially full of learning for the family.

    Defects, errors, effects, successes, are the ones who manage to "The Good Dinosaur" to achieve one of the posts more high of the Pixar podium and not for external and visual emotions, is one of the most profound (perhaps the deepest) to achieve the main objective that must have a producer to children "Teach in family". Except for the emotional end, the film is full of friendship and family, never feels his solitude, because in all film different prehistoric characters are born, Finally, do less, on this occasion, was truly do a lot more.

    "Simple entertainment, but never empty,"The Good Dinosaur " in moral and human aspects exceeds from head to toe to its predecessor".
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  3. Dec 1, 2015
    9
    Ultimately, The Good Dinosaur is a likeable and beautifully animated tale, even if it never quite hits the heights of Pixar's best work.Ultimately, The Good Dinosaur is a likeable and beautifully animated tale, even if it never quite hits the heights of Pixar's best work.

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  4. Dec 6, 2015
    7
    I was expecting more after watching Pixar's last project ''Inside Out''. This story is totaaaally basic, and it doesn't have a big background,I was expecting more after watching Pixar's last project ''Inside Out''. This story is totaaaally basic, and it doesn't have a big background, but anyways I liked it.. the end was so sad that I almost cried... Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2016
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The reason I saw The Good Dinosaur is whether the critics were right. Many said it was very good, others said it was bad, but after seeing it I thought it was... good. Not bad, it is not that great and not reach of the height of Inside Out, is just good. The Problems of The Good Dinosaur are 1- The script is cliché (Arlo's father dies, "that original") 2 The villains, I thought it was a story that needed no villains like Inside Out, but surprise, they had villains. Thunderclap and his team of "rescuers" want to eat the caveman boy. That's pretty stupid, they have thousands of stray animals and just want to eat one. And 3- the designs of the characters they don't fit with the beautifusl and realistics backgrounds. Why they didn't do betters designs and look realistic as Dinosaur (2000)?. and I thought it would be the worst of Pixar, but it is not so bad. The backgrounds are beautiful, the voices are decent, the animation is good and the music is beautiful, but the problem of The Good Dinosaur is that don't feel like a Pixar film is more Disney. But at least no worse than Cars 2. I happy i having i saw and has not obtained the nomination to the academy. They didn't deserve it Expand
  6. Dec 26, 2015
    6
    The Good Dinosaur may be perhaps one of the most frustrating viewing experiences I've had at any Pixar movie. On the one hand, it is one ofThe Good Dinosaur may be perhaps one of the most frustrating viewing experiences I've had at any Pixar movie. On the one hand, it is one of the most technically impressive films the studio has done, with near photorealistic environments and incredible attention to detail in the characters. Furthermore, the characters are all, for the most part, quite memorable, and there are moments of excellent visual storytelling that match the studio's typical high mark in quality. At the same time, The Good Dinosaur has almost as many frustrating moments, where the plot falls into cliches, where the storytelling becomes on the nose and rushed, and where the bad parts often times stand out more, unfortunately, because of the glimmers of brilliance throughout. The Good Dinosaur still lives up to the name of being "good", but in a movie where it had the potential to be "excellent", I cannot say that I'm not slightly disappointed. Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2015
    0
    The Good Dinosaur is a visually stunning film that departs from the Pixar way of telling stories. This film had many moments that pushed theThe Good Dinosaur is a visually stunning film that departs from the Pixar way of telling stories. This film had many moments that pushed the story telling envelope to far. From characters eating other animals on screen, to characters getting high by eating old fruit. I do not believe Peter Sohn has the ability to tell a story in a Pixar way. Pixars other films are relaxed, optimistic and generally playful. This movie was not. It had a rapid successions of peaks and valleys with disturbing story elements mixed in. I hope this is an exception not an example for content we expect from Disney and Pixar. Expand

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