67

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
Educational content, clever and photorealistic dinosaur CGI, and John Leguizamo voicing a prehistoric bird. What else would one need for a fun movie stew?
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Strange hybrid of science lesson and Saturday-morning cartoon.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
“Walking” takes care to ID each new dinosaur species introduced, including factoids about what they ate and any special skills they might have had. It’s downright educational. Just don’t tell your kids that.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Walking With Dinosaurs takes rewarding advantage of a much bigger budget and state-of-the-art technology to bring its impressive collection of Cretaceous creatures to vivid life. But while the walking part’s pretty impressive, the talking part — not so much.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie for anyone who has dreamed of watching young dinos in love.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
For a film that purports to love dinosaurs, this bigger, flashier Walking With Dinosaurs sure doesn’t trust them to be interesting enough to carry five minutes of a movie without the copious aid of slapstick and bathroom humor in a screenplay so rote it makes creatures that have been dead for 65 million years feel less fossilized than the jokes.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Unfortunately, the only thing that dies harder in the movies than natural selection is careworn cliché, and Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale’s movie about a plucky, lovestruck pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi subjects our long defunct earthly ancestors to a fate arguably worse than extinction: a life lived in a world of cheese.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Poor John Leguizamo, who hopefully got well-paid to voice a stereotypical Latino bird providing a stream of nonsensical narration.
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38

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
However well-intentioned the movie may be, it spills over with flat cutesy humor, making a slog out of an experience that should be filled with wonder.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Chris Cabin
The strain to make the film both an educational tool and a child-minded entertainment is noticeable throughout.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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