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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77%
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User Score
66%

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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
ReelViews

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

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John Byrne
RTÉ (Ireland)

Even for a Pixar production, this is a technically stunning piece of animation, and there's great use of landscape and water that often provides a stark contrast to the more cuddly central characters.

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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

I personally object to kitschy, green, Mickey-D type plastic toys in a Sam Peckinpah type western setting, but the bottom line is, it's quite a good small-child film.

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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
NPR

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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Middle-tier Pixar is a lot higher than other middle-tiers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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
Flutie Archibald
That was one beautifully animated sad & mediocre movie. Definitely a swing and a miss for Pixar.
Drake Tsui
It's not the Pixar benchmark we've all been waiting for but it's still a good, moving animated feature. I think the big downfall with TGD is the… 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
KJ Proulx
While neither one of Pixar's best, nor weakest entries, "The Good Dinosaur" follows Arlo, a young dinosaur (represented as a human figure) who is… More