75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Emmerich has no time for poetry or magic, even when the director and his digital wizards (here doing wildly variable work) are trying to dazzle. He’s a taskmaster and a field marshall, not a visionary. But I enjoyed 10,000 B.C. more and more, and more than just about anything Emmerich’s done before.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As one might expect, there are campy moments and far too much reliance on God-like interventions in the affairs of early man. Less expected is that 10,000 BC works just fine as an action Western with handsome actors in striking costumes and a few CG predators, which are giddy fun.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Too dumb to take seriously, but just silly enough to be sort of fun.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Tedious, ludicrous and harmless glimpse of the dawn of civilization.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Within a few minutes into the ponderous prehistoric pseudo-epic that is 10,000 B.C., you find yourself longing for George of the Jungle to crash into a tree or the Geico cavemen to amble up and put an end to the droning seriousness of this tedious tale.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
So, yea, it is a stinker. But it is prophesied that in six months time you shall come across 10,000 B.C.’ in the land of Pay-Per-View. And you shall say: ‘‘Pass the popcorn.’’
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Completely ridiculous, but fun to look at.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Call it "Apocalypto" for pussies -- a PG-13 rating, puh-leese! -- or prehistory for peabrains. Just don’t call it friendo. 10,000 B.C. will take your money, rob your time and hit your brain like a shot of Novacaine.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Neither grand enough to be impressive nor antic enough to be charming, the movie settles for bland and frantic, climaxing in a showdown among decadent pyramid builders. How bad are these guys? They're sadists...and, wink wink, sissies.
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25

New York Daily News

10,000 B.C. tries, but never catches fire.
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34 out of 100
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