The Croods 3D Synopsis
This prehistoric comedy adventure follows the world's first family as they embark on the journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Considering the fact that a young girl is picking her nose on the movie poster, The Croods is surprisingly evolved.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology.
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Chicago Sun-Times

Familiar family dynamics are amusingly exaggerated in the Paleolithic setting, where the most basic necessities require everyone's...
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By Bob Mondello
As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Some of the exotic landscape the group trailblazes looks imported from “Avatar” — happily, bringing that immersively dimensionalized,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
The movie is well-edited and lean, a fast-paced, action-filled bit of froth that manages to be diverting and surprisingly fun.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More than anything, the striking spectacle of primordial flora and one-of-a-kind fauna makes it easy for audiences to get pleasantly lost...
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New York Daily News

The Croods are not meant to be beauties — they are, after all, a family of Neanderthals. But is the animation meant to be ugly, too?
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Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
A handful of adrenalizing sequences of animated anarchy can't save this story from feeling overly primitive.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Sanders and DeMicco’s script doesn’t have the robust plotting, consistent wit or flavorful character development of the best family...
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Dun, Dun, Duuunnnnnn!

By MedRed
The Croods is cute and colorful. Dreamworks did a great job creating a spectacular world filled with creatures you will find familiar and foreign at the same time. For Adults: The Croods is a good...

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By monstermike209
It's a pretty good movie all and all.Keeps you laughing and the kid's seem to enjoy it. Don't pay the extra money to see it in 3D! Dreamworks definitly did'nt put many good 3D scenes in it. For the...

Maybe good for elemantary school aged

By triekc
The movie is for children, little to no hidden humor for the adults, that many films of this type offer, the message seemed complicated for an elementary aged audience, basically taking risk is key...

Surprisingly watchable

By eyebugs3
My husband I took our daughter to see this just to indulge her & were not expecting much. From the movie poster & the title we thought it might be just a movie filled with bathroom humor. But we all...

Great for kids and aduts alike

By violettulips
The Croods was a great film. I am a grandparent and enjoyed it as much as my grandson. The graphics and animation are full of color and seemed real. We saw the 3D version, and there were many 3D...

The Croods was very intertaining for the family.

By dfairman
The movie provided some very funny moments for adults however, the age group would be more in line with under 12. This age group would really enjoy it as did my daughters. Another Hit !...


By alankara
We thought that the Croods might be somewhat inappropriate given the movie poster and the little Crood picking her nose (who wants their kids to be imitating that) but to my delight it wasn't bad, it...

a fun time

By rnmrudz
Looked around this week to go to see something and looked slim after seeing OZ last week. Croods looked fun so we went to check it out. WE both really liked the movie, was fun, cute, funny, and...

Lots of fun!

By Sotiri
A laugh out loud movie from start to finish, not just what you see in the previews. It was a lot more fun than I expected. Great for the whole family. I will certainly be adding this to our home...

Great Family Flick

By russman167
My wife and I took the kids to see The Croods in 3D yesterday, and we all agreed that it was a great way to spend Snowy Sunday Afternoon. The kids stayed engaged for the whole movie, which was...

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Rated PG | For Some scary action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.
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