• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • 3D
    Action/Adventure
  • 1,574 Fan Ratings
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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75

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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75

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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75

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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70

NPR

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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63

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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63

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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63

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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60

New York Daily News

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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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58

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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50

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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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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