We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
In this animated children's film from Amblin Entertainment, a group of four dinosaurs, including a tyrannosaurus rex, a triceratops, a hadrosaur, and a pterodactyl, are brought forward in time to New York City to entertain and befriend the children. However, when the dinosaurs are threatened by an evil circus owner, it is up to their young friends to save the day. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In spite of narrative problems... the film's chief appeal is its central conceit -- that giant monsters... can be transformed into [ceatures] who like to play with children."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"It's shallow and kind of dumb, and the animation is routine, and the story isn't much, and the stakes are a lot higher these days in the featurelength animation game."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Cute, strictly for kids and featuring Walter Cronkite!"
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The screenplay, by John Patrick Shanley, who won an Oscar for his "Moonstruck" script, panders to the kiddie audience and is weak and plodding."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Parents seeking innocent kiddie entertainment should know that the dinosaurs are drugged, the children are briefly transformed into monkeys and the Professor is eventually devoured by crows."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"We're Back is an exercise in endurance -- not only is it dull, but it has such an overwhelming sense of sweetness that it threatens to become nauseating."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"By the end, you'll be glad they went extinct."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Mercifully, this feature is only about 80 minutes long. It probably won't frighten kids, but it might bore them instead."
‑ Pamela Bruce, Austin Chronicle
"[A] highly entertaining, relatively gentle animated feature ..."
‑ Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
"It's vividly animated, it's friendly -- and it's not too long."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Nothing in "We're Back" captures the eye or the imagination."
‑ Scott Renshaw, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"If creating a non-offensive movie filled with sweet dinosaurs who have had a lot of time on their hands and not much to do is a measure of success, then the movie accomplishes what it set out to do."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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