The Croods
The Croods (2013)

The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may not be as (ahem) evolved as the best modern animated fare, The Croods will prove solidly entertaining for families seeking a fast-paced, funny cartoon adventure.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Croods isn't particularly smart, but it has just enough wit to keep us engaged and just enough speed to keep us from feeling restless.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The animation is first-rate, with moments of genuine visual imagination, and the story, while unremarkable, is entirely adequate.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

[The Croods] is an interesting mix of a clever (if familiar) idea, genuinely funny moments, great animation and slapstick humour, often featuring actual sticks.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It captures the wonder (and more gently, the anxiety) of discovery time and time again. And the filmmakers have a hoot playing with the Croods' encounters with, as well as their misunderstandings of, all things new.

Laremy Legel

How to Train Your Dragon" and "Lilo & Stitch" are completely indicative of the experience you'll have with "The Croods," which is to say a supremely positive one.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

It was a relief to see that The Croods pre-date Fred Flintstone and are just unenlightened and unsophisticated and not as crude as the title suggests.

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Bob Mondello

As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt sell a lot of toys.

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Kate Erbland
MSN Movies

It may not be an instant animated classic, but it's a charmer that will leave the kids ... feeling warm and fuzzy ...

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J. Olson

"The Croods" survives an unsteady second act thanks to a sturdy beginning (including a lovely introductory sequence) and an even sturdier conclusion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Inventive, fun (in a cute way) and well done -- but not compelling.
Film Crazy
Watchable family fun but maybe an adult requires a tad more from the movie!
Melvin White
Grug: Never not be afraid. "Meet the first modern family" The Croods was sort of a let down in some aspects, but the animation is beautiful and the… More
Manu Gino
Meet the first modern family. Very good animated movie! The Croods is a film which is guaranteed to be enjoyed. It might not be the best film out there, but… More
JY Skacto
Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco deliver <i>The Croods</i> in better fashion than marketed.<p>Behind the 90 minute facade of obnoxious caveman,… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A visually stunning and very entertaining postmodern crossing of The Flintstones and The Simpsons that will prove exciting for the whole family, offering a… More