Krippendorf's Tribe
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Todd Holland directed this Charlie Peters adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel. Respected anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) and his wife, Jennifer (Barbara Williams), bring their three children along during their failed… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 27, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Pretty lame comedy stuff with Dreyfuss leading family misadventures. Sophomoric.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Though it settles for easy laughs, the laughs remain appreciated.

Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

the miscasting of Ms. Elfman as someone with a brain defies belief.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The fact that people loved this movie is beyond me; the fact that it was an Oscar contender blows me away.

Eric D. Snider

In order to find Krippendorf's Tribe funny, you must agree with it on one fundamental principle: Penises are funny.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

It's difficult to imagine how such a high level of talent was rounded up for this nonsense.

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Scott Weinberg

Dreyfuss deserves a whole lot better than this garbage.

Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Look at Richard Dreyfuss on the poster, weep for him, and then rent something else.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

in terms of raunchiness and innuendo, 'Tribe' turns out to be almost as ribald as an 'Inside Edition' report on Monica Lewinsky. Jokes about menstruation, circumcision, penis size and prehistorical marital aids are sprinkled liberally throughout...

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Boy, I hope it's a good movie. Yeah, it's not.
Dean McKenna
This family film is wildly funny and Richard Dreyfuss & Jenna Elfman are hilarious.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Ooga-Booga! Richard Dreyfuss is hilarious in this movie when he invents his own lost tribe. A fun comedy.
Sunil Jawahir
Maybe not the best movie but it's clever and hilarious.
xGary Xx
Quite how we're expected to swallow the idea that a collection of eminent anthropologists would be fooled by Richard Dreyfuss' wife and kids running… More