Dinosaur (2000)

The journey of a three-ton Iguanodon named Aladar, who is raised from the egg by a clan of lemurs and eventually reunited with his own kind. With flaming meteors devastating the landscape and water in diminishing supply, the dinosaurs find… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 19, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Dinosaur's plot is generic and dull, its stunning computer animation and detailed backgrounds are enough to make it worth a look.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Aurally and visually this creature feature is a treat.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Offers $200 million in special effects and a script worth about 2 cents. Still, that won't bother the picture's target audience.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stunning, but can be dark and scary in places.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Dinosaur is a fable, and a hugely and sometimes wondrously watchable one, even if its emotions retreat to certain levels of programmed predictability as the film proceeds.

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

If the devil is in the details, then this is one devilishly delightful film.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

When you have spent $200 million on "the dumber version of The Land Before Time", you deserve everything that comes to you.

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Todd McCarthy

You begin to get used to the film's pictorial wondrousness -- to take it for granted, even -- and start to realize that the characters and story are exceedingly mundane, unsurprising and pre-programmed.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

If studios are going to be paying out hundreds of millions of dollars for these films, shouldn't some of that money go to writers whose imaginations match the visuals?

Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

The story doesn't matter much when a movie looks this good, and it's a breakthrough of technical achievement.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
Dinosaur follows the life of a allosaur named Aladar who is trying to find his purpose in life with his adopted family of Lemurs who raised him at birth when… More
KJ Proulx
Great disney film! Great animation and story!
Directors Cat
I get so emotional looking at the animation of this film. It just looks so real. I strongly believe that time was taken by the writers to further the character… More
Conner Rainwater
An extremely good movie, much more breathtaking than anything Pixar is involved with. The blend of cgi with real environments looks amazing, escpecially without… More
Matt Goodman
the effects were OUTSTANDING. all together an entertaining film. Grade: B-
Luke Baldock
The animation was state-of-the-art in 2000 and is still fantastically impressive today. I remember seeing the extended trailer on the big screen, but have only… More