The Croods

PG 7.2
2013 1 hr 38 min Adventure , Fantasy , Animation , Action , Comedy

The prehistoric Croods family live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug, his mate Ugga, teenage daughter Eep, son Thunk, and feisty Gran gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.

  • Cast:
    Nicolas Cage , Emma Stone , Ryan Reynolds , Catherine Keener , Cloris Leachman , Clark Duke , Chris Sanders

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Reviews

Pacionsbo
2013/03/22

Absolutely Fantastic

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BeSummers
2013/03/23

Funny, strange, confrontational and subversive, this is one of the most interesting experiences you'll have at the cinema this year.

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Lollivan
2013/03/24

It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.

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Portia Hilton
2013/03/25

Blistering performances.

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Gordon-11
2013/03/26

This film tells the story of a family in the prehistoric times. The head of the family does everything he can to protect his family from the dangers of the nature. One day, a courageous young boy enters their life, and change their lives forever."The Croods" has many funny one liners, such as the father proclaiming that he is a cat person, and also the scene of making a family portrait. These scenes made me laugh, but overall the story is just alright. The visuals are good, the fantastical creatures are visually interesting, and the story entertains children. The plot contains points for adults to reflect upon to, such as stepping out of the comfort zone and being courageous. However, the characters are not cute and adorable enough for me, so I knock a mark off from the final score.

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craig-hopton
2013/03/27

What a delightful family movie! We chose this not quite knowing what to expect and my goodness we were in for a treat.The story itself is pretty straightforward - a stone age family loses their home and has to search for a new one, and in the process learn about the really important things in life. Nothing too surprising there then.But it's the way this story is told that makes it fantastic. This is an incredibly fun and spectacularly colourful movie.The animation is done with blistering speed and real panache. There is a scene near the start showing the family out foraging for an egg - a simple enough idea but the resulting stand-off and chase with other hunting animals is a thrilling tour-de- force of animation.And my goodness, the colours! Every landscape and virtually every creature is lush with all the colours of the rainbow and (so it feels) more.This truly fits the definition of a 'magical' family movie. We were entranced.

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Robert Reynolds
2013/03/28

This film was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Feature, losing to Frozen. There will be spoilers ahead: This is a very good film. It says something for the year in animation when a film like The Croods is, for me, the fifth best film in a very good field. The visuals on this are magnificent.The main problem I have is with the script. After about the fourth or fifth time we have the point that the father is completely and totally afraid of everything that's even remotely unfamiliar, I thought to myself, "Okay, I get it! He's scared of anything that's unknown! Get on with other things". This was probably 15 minutes into a film more than n90 minutes long. It detracted from the film for me.Essentially, this is about the Croods, a prehistoric family. It's narrated by Eep, the daughter of the above-referenced father. She's, if anything, more exasperated by her father's fears, no matter how well-founded they seem to be (her recounting of why they have no neighbors at the start of the film is gruesomely hilarious.Eep sneaks out one night, in defiance of the rules and meets Guy, a thinking caveman. She proceeds to wipe the ground with Guy, being stronger than he is. He tells her that destruction is headed this way and everyone has to head to safer grounds or be obliterated. When she declines his invitation to come, he gives her a shell to call to him with.Through various events, the entire family of Croods find themselves caveless and traveling "with" Guy (in a running gag involving Guy and a log). Grug, the father, dislikes Guy immediately, for lots of reasons. Guy gets the upper hand and winds up in charge, which irks Grug enormously and it becomes a sort of competition between ideas and muscle.The family and Guy have lots of brushes with the danger they're running from and lots of funny moments along the way. Their introductions to fire show that father and daughter are a lot alike. The ending of the film is nice and permits a sequel, which is scheduled for released in 2017. I'm looking forward to it as I type.This film is available on Blu-Ray/DVD and is well worth getting. The Blu-Ray is particularly nice.

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Ole Sandbaek Joergensen
2013/03/29

The Croods take place many years ago in a prehistoric time that should be like the stone age on planet earth and at the same time it presents creatures, colors and scenery that is not of this earth :) Lets just say that this family is different, they are strange and yet peculiar familiar, they are a good blend of characters and they live in an interesting world.There are great animations, it might not be like a Disney classic or Pixar film, but Dreamworks really hits the spot with this different and sometimes weird family animation film. It is very entertaining and the characters are both charming, likable and sometimes strange, but they fit into the story and experience a lot of new stuff and that keeps you interested and watching all the way.

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