beautiful, better than expected

By jonrahoi
Written September 23, 2014
kids loved it, I liked it a lot. gorgeous film, and worth it to see in 3d - lots of atmosphere and interesting set pieces. i especially liked the bird swarm.
6 out of 8 found this helpful. Did you?

Good for Kids

By Babsyor
Written March 28, 2015
I took my almost 6 year old grandson to see this movie. He enjoyed it, laughing a lot but I'm uncertain if he understood everything that I did, which made it enjoyable for me as well. My grandson loved the 3D, his first, and especially loved the action. Recommend for parents with kids 5+ Was surprised that hardly anyone was in the theater at 1:30 on a Friday during Spring Break.
6 out of 8 found this helpful. Did you?

Good family movie

By jtphilly15
Written April 25, 2015
Pleasantly surprised by this movie, believing it was going to be an "Ice Age" ripoff, and those have been going downhill fast. But "The Croods" was full of silly (not stupid) laughs that just leave you smiling. Worth a watch, especially if you have children.
6 out of 10 found this helpful. Did you?

Visual effects were great, story was flat

By khans52
Written May 04, 2015
True to form, Dreamworks always does a tremendous job with the stunning visual effects of these movies. As well, the characters and voicings (i.e., actors behind the characters) were enjoyable. But to me what truly makes a tremendous movie - one that I both I and my 4 children, ages 3-7 , can enjoy - is a strong story, and that to me fell short. The story seemed to be an attempt at focusing on a coming of age tale between a young teen girl and an overprotective father, but was hard to tell where the story was going at times. And planet earth exploding and collapsing on itself all over the place seemed to be the 'compelling event' to drive father and daughter to better understanding each other, but it in of itself was often its own distracting spectacle, that didn't make sense why it was happening, and it wound up scaring the kids at times. Some of the characters were indeed endearing, but both myself and the kids wound up collectively losing interest halfway through the film.
6 out of 9 found this helpful. Did you?

Funny and emotional

By lcorcolis
Written June 03, 2015
Was a little skeptical about going to see it as the name wasn't very eye catching. I decided to take my kids to see it. Ordered tickets via "Fandango"...... Anyway its a good movie and gives a great theme to children not showing there feelings towards there parents. Great movie...
6 out of 9 found this helpful. Did you?