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The Croods 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 welch.lashawn
My family and I saw The Croods a few hours ago and it was delightful.It was funny and entertaining for all ages.My children enjoyed it and so did my husband and I. It is a must see....

Great Family Movie

By stacey0811
The storyline moves quickly to keep you interested and the laughs are almost nonstop. I enjoyed this movie immensely and will be buying it on video as soon as it hits DVD....

Who Is This Movie For?

By femme208
The Croods was an animated film that seemed uncertain of its audience. The message of constant fear doesn't seem as if it would be very palatable for young children, but the simplistic relationships...

At first

By megannn916
The beginning was a little worrying, I thought I was in for a "way-too-kiddy" movie and that it wouldn't be enjoyable for a 20 year old. However, as the movie progressed, it got more and more...

The Croods - Great Family Movie

By LittleLoves
Great story, very entertaining. Fun for the entire family. Animation and characters were great. Everyone at the end of my movie showing clapped at the end of movie....

The Croods

By charliecant
Its a really funny movie all the characters are really funny the best part was when the little animal does dundundunn!!!!!!! i did yawn once but that is because nothing was really happening it was...

The kid liked it.....

By Medic1mom
Some scary themes for little in: end of the world and "going to heaven". Our son (9yo) says "it was good" and refers to the small comedic one-liners. We won't be getting this one for...

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By donka123
My big sister took me to the movies to see The Croods. I am 8 yrs. old. I liked Belt he was sooooo funny. I was laughing real hard. I want to see it again with my father and brother....


By starstruckangel_04
I took my entire family of 10 to see this movie all loved it. the Kids about 4 years old , my siblings in their 20's and my parents late 40's early 50's. This movie is funny heartwarming and movie...

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