The Flintstones
The Flintstones (1994)

The good (if not fully evolved) citizens of Bedrock make their way to the big screen in this live-action adaptation of the popular animated series of the 1960s. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) and his best friend Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis)… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 25, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Once again, prehistory has been good to the film's producer, billed here as Steven Spielrock.

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Washington Post

A $45 million design problem with 98 minutes of weak prehistoric jokes.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

The 32 scriptwriters' idea of a joke is to suffix every name with rock. The opening title announces the film as a "Steven Spielrock" production. And it's downhill from there, with an avalanche of rubbish at our heels.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Our Flick of the Week is "The Flintstones," and unfortunately, much less thought has been put into this screenplay than into the production design and publicity campaign for this profoundly dull enterprise.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Just watching it is fun. Following the plot is not so much fun.

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Brian Orndorf

Someone, somewhere gave the keys to the kingdom to director Brian Levant, who's leaden ways with screen comedy are amplified in this unfunny, hyperactive translation of a property that's best served through animation.

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Caryn James
New York Times

While the movie may act like a madeleine for television-obsessed baby-boomers, it works even better as a colorful playland that will appeal to small children.

Lucy Mohl

It's a dull day in Bedrock.

Paul Trandahl
Common Sense Media

Zany cave-age antics leaven too-serious plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Flintstones was one of those films that I really enjoyed when I was younger. Years later, however the film doesn't hold up. I found that despite the… More
Tim Salmons
I gotta be honest and say that I didn't even like this when I was a kid, but looking at it many years later, I'm kind of fascinated with it. I'm… More
Directors Cat
Not a good companion to the funny tv series. The plot and humour is its main flaw.
Gregory Dark
They did a great job re-creating the cartoon, but if I feel like I wana watch the Flintstones, Ill just space out for an hour before I take my morning… More
Melvin White
Barney Rubble: You know, Fred, I hear that eatin' too much red meat is bad for you. Fred Flintstone: What a load of bunk! My father ate it every day of… More
Wahida K
I like the Flintstones.