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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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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Mohar Basu
The Times of India

It is predictable but that's not such a bad thing when done right. Our hero learns his lesson and manages to 'make his mark'. The same cannot be said about the film that, nevertheless, is a delight to watch.

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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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

There ought to be asterisk next to "Good," stipulating that in terms of the animation, it's not just good - it's revolutionary, breathtaking and boundary-pushing.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The characterisation is poor, the screenplay decidedly mediocre and the action repetitive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Somewhat cartoonishly simplified animal and dinosaur characters and a plot we've seen many times before made for Pixar's least successful film of… 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
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 Magalh„es
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