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3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 40
  2. Negative: 25 out of 40
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  1. Dec 29, 2013
    5
    For those who watched the excellent "Walking With Dinosaurs" series on the BBC many moons ago, don't expect anything approaching that level here. It's harmless and inoffensive, but TOO harmless and inoffensive.
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    6
    It's one part educational with impressive visuals, and one part goofy kids movie with irritating voice overs and dialog. For every time you learn about how a dinosaur acted or what their name meant, your going to have to deal with the lame jokes tossed out by the characters who just won't shut up. As far as the humor goes, only the youngest of audiences will get any laughs. Older audiencesIt's one part educational with impressive visuals, and one part goofy kids movie with irritating voice overs and dialog. For every time you learn about how a dinosaur acted or what their name meant, your going to have to deal with the lame jokes tossed out by the characters who just won't shut up. As far as the humor goes, only the youngest of audiences will get any laughs. Older audiences like myself will be left rolling their eyes. It makes for a great movie for the young dinosaur fanatic in your house, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy watching it with them. While I appreciate that the film tries to each kids as much as it tries to make them laugh, the history lesson and childish humor don't mesh together in a way that will make this all that entertaining for their parents. Adults might get a slight kick out of seeing some cool dinosaurs looking great on screen, but this is one for the young dinosaur lovers. The younger the better, and there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. My total score for the film is a 6.4/10=Okay. Expand
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37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Dec 20, 2013
    30
    The film aspires to educate as well as entertain, rattling off the names and relevant distinctions of various dinosaurs as they appear onscreen for the first time. But the overwhelming impression the film leaves is that dinosaur poop was enormous.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Sobczynski
    Dec 20, 2013
    38
    A film that is not so much bad — although it is quite bad — as it is utterly inexplicable.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Dec 20, 2013
    75
    Purists may still quail at the little bit of anthropomorphism going on, but it seems a small price to pay to broaden the audience for a family film that seeks to do more than just entertain.