The Flintstones
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The good (if not fully evolved) citizens of Bedrock make their way to the big screen in this live-action adaptation of the popular animated series of the 1960s. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) and his best friend Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) work together at the Slate and Company Rock Quarry. When Fred loans Barney some money that allows him and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) to adopt a child, Barney is looking for a way to show his gratitude. Barney thinks he's found one when the executives at Slate and Company announce that they're giving all their employees intelligence tests… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the movie may act like a madeleine for television-obsessed baby-boomers, it works even better as a colorful playland that will appeal to small children."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"It's a dull day in Bedrock."
‑ Lucy Mohl,
"Zany cave-age antics leaven too-serious plot."
‑ Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
"Cartoonish live-action fun with well cast cast."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"You'd get a better story watching old Flintstones reruns."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A $45 million design problem with 98 minutes of weak prehistoric jokes."
‑ , Washington Post
"Maybe it's because so many of the things they do in the movie are lifted directly from the show, but a lot of stuff seems stale."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"See website for more details."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Screen It!
"not great, but not that horrible"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"If you spend the whole running time picturing Halle Berry nude on a sabertooth-tiger rug, The Flintonstones isn't so bad."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Just watching it is fun. Following the plot is not so much fun."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As Fred Flintstone might have put it: yabba-dabba-boo."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"an almost-successful comedy experiment"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"You won't have a gay old time."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Barely there, but still fun."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
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