The Good Dinosaur
The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Animation
Release Date: November 25, 2015
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2016
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Good Dinosaur delivers thrillingly beautiful animation in service of a worthy story that, even if it doesn't quite live up to the lofty standards set by Pixar, still adds up to charming, family-friendly entertainment.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

If The Good Dinosaur falls low in the rankings of the company's now 16 titles, it is still leagues finer than the flurry of frenetic colors and screwball pacing of the standard children's animated movie.

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James Berardinelli

If The Good Dinosaur falls short in the narrative department, it represents a step forward for Pixar's artists.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

If you go to see "The Good Dinosaur" and think you are too old or big for an animated film, go to be delighted and awed by the beauty Pixar has created for this far-fetched tale.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The Good Dinosaur is by no means a bad movie. But it breaks new ground for Pixar in that it's the studio's first feature that is explicitly-and pretty much exclusively-a kid's movie.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

OK, it's not pushing the boundaries of storytelling, but it certainly does the job.

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Julia Alexander

The Good Dinosaur could have been the great dinosaur, but instead barely manages to scrape by as the mediocre dinosaur.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

The digital landscapes are meant to be breathtakingly beautiful, but they tend to come across more like very expensive screensavers or immersive desktop wallpapers.

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Andrew Lapin

The characters may look cartoony-and cloyingly cute-but they're wandering through what could be Thomas Hill paintings in panoramic widescreen.

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Nicolás Ruiz
Código espagueti

The Good Dinosaur is not a bad movie: it just not even close to what we expected. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A family fun movie which entertains to the very end.
Flutie Archibald
That was one beautifully animated sad & mediocre movie. Definitely a swing and a miss for Pixar.
Carlos Magalhães
It is dazzling to look at (if you don't mind about all those rubber-looking characters), but Pixar aims too low with this derivative animation made for… More
Kevin M. Williams
Duh. A really good Pixar film. (That's praising with curses!) A tale for young and old, superbly illustrated, about facing your fears. And nuanced as well.… More
Phil Hubbs
Holy schnitzels in stew! another animated prehistoric movie for kids! another one! Lets be honest here, there are only so many ways in which a movie like this… More
Eugene Bernabe
The Good Dinosaur supplies powerful visuals and a surprisingly solid story that had little-to-no belief/support behind the Disney/Pixar film. Though the film… More