Written May 28, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised that this movie was pretty good. Took the kids last weekend, from the ads I thought it would be awful, but it was sweet. Some good use of 3D, kids both liked it, nothing too scary and the humor was appropriate.
Written October 27, 2016
The animation was fantastic and it had some funny parts but overall, I didn't think it was that great. There are more unpleasant ways to spend 2 hours but there are much better.
Written December 08, 2016
You pays your money and you gets what you expects.
This is basically "Ice Age" for the humans (even with a sloth Skrat surrogate). It's extremely well animated, with vivid visuals and great craftsmanship. But the story needs polish -- three characters (Grug, Eep and Guy) have engaging stories going for them, but the rest of the clan is completely neglected in this regard (the son and grandmother are just one joke characters and the mother is so vanilla she might as well have no speaking lines at all). There is, however, a surprising and subtle underlying message about tradition and security not making for a particularly worthwhile life -- more insight than I'd expect for a movie like this.
It's a good family movie and an entertaining diversion -- certainly worth a look, but they could have done much more with it.
Written May 24, 2016
This movie was enjoyable for the whole family. It was cute but also had a good moral overtone and in the end a lesson was learned. It moved slow at forst but but neded well.
Recommedn the entire family including Dad sees it! ( especially if you have a daughter.
Written September 25, 2016
The Croods takes an awfully long time to get going but, once it does, it's a colorful, touching and entertaining ride. Not for the youngest kids, but fun for ages 10 and up, and a tug at the heartstrings of those of us whose daughters are growing up far too fast. Enjoy!