User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34

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  1. Jun 10, 2012
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    No dinosaurs. I hadn't seen any previews and I thought a movie named Tyrannosaur would be awesome, this is some crappy chick flick. THERE IS NO TYRANNOSAUR IN THE FILM.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 1, 2012
    75
    The movie is cruelly frank about the ways damage cascades down to the powerless, but while it's not for the fainthearted (or for animal lovers), rewards are there.
  2. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Jan 26, 2012
    75
    The principals are superb, with Mullan and Colman doing a masterful job of inhabiting their separate but equal prisons.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Dec 1, 2011
    88
    Built as it is around horrifying moments of intimate violence, the stark British drama Tyrannosaur can be a hard movie to watch. At the same time, though, it's hard to stop watching once it gets going.