The Croods
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The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Cage) didn't already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Reynolds.) With Guy's help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive - each other.(c) Paramount
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

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"It captures the wonder (and more gently, the anxiety) of discovery time and time again. And the filmmakers have a hoot playing with the Croods' encounters with, as well as their misunderstandings of, all things new."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"How to Train Your Dragon" and "Lilo & Stitch" are completely indicative of the experience you'll have with "The Croods," which is to say a supremely positive one."
‑ Laremy Legel, Film.com
"A fun glimpse into father-daughter relationships and the power of family to persevere even when the fear of change threatens its very existence."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Set four million years in the past, The Croods nonetheless feels like a step-forward for the usually pop-culture cribbing DreamWorks' studio. More like this, please."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The film gets by on its high spirits and good intentions."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt sell a lot of toys."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"It may not be an instant animated classic, but it's a charmer that will leave the kids ... feeling warm and fuzzy ..."
‑ Kate Erbland, MSN Movies
"Boisterous, colourful and warm-hearted, with energetic action scenes, knockabout slapstick humour and lush visuals."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"The first act may be a little slow, but once this animated caveman comedy gets rolling, it's a rollicking good family movie. No wonder there's already a TV series and a sequel in development."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"The incredible, surprising design - the vibrant colors, imaginative shapes and textures that make up the prehistoric world - is the movie's real star."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The animation is first-rate, with moments of genuine visual imagination, and the story, while unremarkable, is entirely adequate."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"A film which, if not truly sophisticated, isn't nearly as crude as advertised."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An animated film that has it all: captivating characters, rich thematic material, humor, imaginative visuals, and an adventuresome quest."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The Croods is a pleasant surprise that features imaginative production design, a funny story, and excellent voice acting by Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicolas Cage."
‑ Scott Chitwood, ComingSoon.net
"It's a lot better than some of the titles aimed at tykes, but anyone older than 10 may be hard pressed to find anything of value here outside of engaging eye candy."
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
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