Dinotasia (2012)

The good old dinosaur, gets a makeover and then some in this fantastically ambitious and groundbreaking documentary. Based on cutting-edge palaeontology and the latest fossil records, DINOTASIA presents a series of vignettes about dinosaurs… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Despite a welcome lack of Disneyfied sentimentality - no tears are solicited for banged-up young'uns - the film never acquires a rhythm.

Edward Havens

Plays like a series of cut-scenes from a 1997 PlayStation game.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

Werner Herzog's grandiose, unintentionally camp narration adds entertainment value, but there's zero educational sustenance in the film's servings of synthetic gore.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Dull, meaningless and pretty frustrating film.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Dinotasia is narrated by Werner Herzog with his customary shock and awe.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

This decision to avoid treating the dinosaurs as surrogate people for easy identification is both the film's boldest move and the source of much of its problems.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

If they're never fully convincing as photo-realistic figures, they're certainly as much good gory fun to watch as any old-school monster kids had to stick with dreary first acts to see.

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Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies

[A] well-meaning but listless compendium of unconnected prehistoric CG dino-vignettes that is as sure to bore children as it is to bemuse adults.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Slaven
I don't watch the dinosaur shows on cable television, and I'm not educated enough to know whether or not current research supports these… More
Marcus Woolcott
A low budget is no excuse for such low quality. Not even Herzog can save it.