• Released
  • July 1, 2009
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Animated
    Family
  • 1,772 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Manny, Diego and the gang encounter dinosaurs during a mission to rescue Sid (John Leguizamo).

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It involves some of the best use of 3-D I've seen in an animated feature. It also introduces a masterstroke that essentially allows the...
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Unlike say, "Monsters Vs. Aliens," which would have been nothing at all without its special-effects spectacle, this is a sweet little...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie settles into a mode of nice, sweet, safe, and -- sorry, I have to say it -- slightly dull family fun.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If "Up" is the animated equivalent of an ice cream sundae, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the Popsicle: Neither as rich nor as...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though there are chases galore and stampeding dinos aplenty, Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a nicely rendered travelogue without storytelling....
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Will satisfy its young fan base and is bound to make a ton of money. At this point, though, the series is no longer an artistic pursuit;...
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
It's mostly flat, despite being presented in 3-D, and the writing is so unimaginative that at one point a character yells out "yabba dabba...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Once fresh, the story is now buried under a hoary coating.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Pretty much any sign of creative life gets left out in the cold in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the monotonous, strictly by-the-numbers...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There’s also a sense of ineptness in a script that constantly reaches, with only modest success, for amusing things that the mammoths and...
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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor and peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ 3-D sequel is fun but also more intense than past films.
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