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The Croods

ages 6+ | 89% Say It's Worth Your Time
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Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage), his mate, Ugga (Catherine Keener), teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke) and feisty Gran (Cloris Leachman) gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.



Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

Genre: Adventure , Comedy , Animated

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  • 3 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 1 of 10 Profanity

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  • TimeForAMovie (Male)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    Kids aged 6-12 loved this one and their dad enjoyed it too. Zero cringe-inducing awkward moments. Glad I checked ok.com first because I had thought with a name like Croods this one might be crude. Glad we didn't miss out on this one.

    April 3rd, 2013 · Details
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  • adamsmart (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Despite its name, 'the Croods' is one of the few animated films of late that does not have any crude humor--a nice change for DreamWorks. It does still have plenty of laughs though. The Croods are a cavefamily that is forced out of its cave due to cataclysmic events. You can't help but fall in love with the family as they experience new things and grow together. 'The Croods' is fun and exciting, and it has a good message. It is one of the most enjoyable animated films I have seen in some time.

    March 16th, 2013 · Details
    3 Thanks ·
  • Bob (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    It's not just the visuals that are impressive in The Croods. The story is fun, engaging, and best of all, totally kid appropriate.

    Points for parents:
    Kids will really enjoy the wide range of bright colors and fun animals. About the scariest thing you get with The Croods are scenes with pre-historic type animals chasing the family. The humor is great and there are important lessons for children and adults alike.

    This is one that will have a place reserved on the shelf in my home when it comes out on Blu-ray.

    March 29th, 2013 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • jeremymacey (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    A nice family friendly movie about a caveman and his family coming to terms with the changing world around them. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and my friend's 4 year old girl loved it so much that she wanted to watch it again and again. There is nothing offensive in this film. Some small children may be frightened by some of the darkness or creatures they see in the show.

    October 22nd, 2013 · Details
    1 Thank ·
  • kimruddhudson (Female)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Super fun movie for the kids and even kept my attention for the whole time! Best when viewed in 3D!!

    April 15th, 2013 · Details
    1 Thank ·
  • michelletwinmom (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I took my 4 year olds and they really liked it. Sat through the whole show!

    April 5th, 2013 · Details
    1 Thank ·
  • tpoppleton (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    If you’re hoping “the Croods” belongs on the shelf with the best of Pixar or some of DreamWorks’ titles like “How to Train your Dragon,” you’re going to be disappointed. However, “Croods” is a lot of fun and one of the best family offerings we’ve seen in 2013. If hearing your kid laugh is more important to you than being surprised, you’ll be in pretty good hands with this latest DreamWorks offering.

    March 22nd, 2013 · Details
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  • dogmanaut (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 6+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I'm not going to deny that kids might get a kick out of this movie. It's bright, colorful, fast-paced, and features rapid-fire jokes and some fun voice performances. I mean, you can't really go wrong with Nicolas Cage as a neanderthal, right?

    On the other hand, "The Croods" is a perfect demonstration of one of my recurring complaints with DreamWorks Animation movies: despite the rather ham-handed efforts they make to include a "moral" in all of their stuff, the messages tend to get a little garbled. "Kung Fu Panda," for example -- a lazy, obese daydreamer who has never invested a minute of work into becoming a martial arts master, he is the Dragon Warrior. Meanwhile, the guy who trained his butt off? He's the villain.

    Similarly, "The Croods" seems to want to say some important things about the need to overcome your fears, etc. In order to do it, it paints the father, Nicolas Cage's Grug, as a ridiculously overprotective wet blanket who's motto is, "Don't not be afraid." Grug's perspective is never justified in any way or shown to be partially correct. Instead, he has to adapt to the new way of life introduced by Ryan Reynolds' Guy. Adapt or die, basically. Well, not basically -- that's pretty much literally what the movie comes down to in the climactic moments. In the meantime, the teenage daughter and her hip new boyfriend are shown to be completely in the right and her rebellion from the old ways is nothing but positive. Now, tell me that doesn't sound like maybe not the best lesson to teach young kids.

    It might be fun for kids, but watching "The Croods" will really just make parents appreciate the finely crafted messages found in Disney and Pixar movies all the more.

    April 4th, 2014 · Details
  • sneven (Male)

    ages 10+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Kids liked it, but kids like anything animated. I didn't walk away from it inspired by anything in the message--nothing really new. Didn't like the frequent references to one family member hoping another would die.

    January 17th, 2014 · Details
  • megan.m.woodland (Female)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    This was one of those movies that I never thought I would end up watching. However, one of my friends kept telling me how much she loved it. I'm so glad I didn't miss out on this little gem! The humor throughout the movie was fantastic and there was no questionable material. Very well done.

    December 7th, 2013 · Details
  • randybgunn

    ages 3+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I really wanted to like this movie but I just didn't. The animation isn't great when it comes to the characters. The story is a bit drawn out and I just didn't feel what they wanted me to feel at the end. Obviously this wasn't made for me though. I asked my kids and they enjoyed it but not like other movies.

    December 6th, 2013 · Details
  • kevin.daughtrey (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Fantastic Movie. Best animation I've seen in a long time.

    December 1st, 2013 · Details
  • travlucas (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Not much to say we ended up buying it because we knew our daughter would like it.

    November 6th, 2013 · Details
  • gaz10elle (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    My wife and I absolutely loved this movie. It has tons of humor, excitement, and COLOR, my goodness! It reminded me of Avatar a little bit in its approach to color and animals. There are several underlying messages that we really enjoyed discovering as well. All-in-all, I'd own this someday, no question.

    November 1st, 2013 · Details
  • Clearplay clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ’ll admit that when I saw the trailer for this film, I wasn’t interested, but when I watched it with my family, we had a great time. There’s something in The Croods for every age to enjoy, from colorful beasts, to slapstick humor, to a hilarious send up of the family vacation. Nicolas Cage was the perfect choice to voice Grug, the Cave Man father. So circle your loved ones together inside the family kill circle (you’ll see what I mean) and prepare to laugh... See Full Review

    October 23rd, 2013 · Details
  • parje1 (Female)

    ages 7+ |

    I took my nearly 5 year old after reading many, many reviews. It was far too scary for her. Much scarier than Brave. I loved the movie and thought it was well done but for kids, you need to have an understanding of cave man times and why the characters act like animals, are rough with each other, and why the world is crumbling around them.

    July 26th, 2013 · Details
  • jenny1972 (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Cute

    July 6th, 2013 · Details
  • jerthorne (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Very cute movie for the whole family.

    May 10th, 2013 · Details
  • jack2abbott (Female)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    Kids and adults will love this great movie.

    April 16th, 2013 · Details
  • carol.roberts.1976 (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    great movie for kids

    April 11th, 2013 · Details
  • AaronShill (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 5+ | Not Worth Your Time

    My kids loved this movie. I didn't, and I'm not really sure why.

    April 10th, 2013 · Details
  • lynn.white.31392 (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I do not remember even one "iffy" language situation in this movie. My only disappointment was that for most of the film the father was viewed in a very disrespected light. However, he does turn out to be a hero in the end.

    April 5th, 2013 · Details
  • brandonu (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Maybe a little scary for little ones, but excellent movie!

    March 26th, 2013 · Details
  • ClaudiaPuig (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "More than anything, the striking spectacle of primordial flora and one-of-a-kind fauna makes it easy for audiences to get pleasantly lost in the adventure."... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • DoveFoundation Dove Foundation

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    The movie is filled with humor and laughs, great chases, the danger of larger-than-life animals, and ultimately a touching scene in which a proud father and daughter are able to say "I love you" to each other. Check out the content listing. Some parents will be fine with their kids a bit younger than twelve watching the movie. It is a visual feast for the eyes and is very entertaining... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • MovieGuide MovieGuide.org

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    THE CROODS is a funny family movie showing the importance of sticking together and loving each other in the midst of everything. It’s a well-made animated movie. The audience is kept constantly amused by the movie’s clear plotline... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • ParentPreviews ParentPreviews.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Despite the limited thoughts the characters supposedly have, they are never short on heart. And while the Croods may be simple in terms of modern lifestyles, they are a pretty sophisticated group when it comes to appreciating the value of family... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • JohnMulderig (Male) Catholic News Service

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "The Croods" is a refreshing change of pace for Hollywood family fare... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • NellMinow (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Despite a few too many mother-in-law jokes, “The Croods” nicely makes it clear that even before they had fire, families understood how important it was to cherish and protect each other. And Eep reminds us that what may feel like teenage obstinacy and foolhardiness may just be the next step in our evolution... See Full Review

    March 25th, 2013 · Details
  • SupermanUnlimited (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Just got done watching Croods in Dolby Atmos. (YouTube Dolby Atmos if you are not familiar with it. West Valley Megaplex is the only theatre in the state that has an Atmos theatre.) The first 45 minutes contained 95% of the humor from the trailor. So, I was sitting through jokes, gags and slapstick I had already seen and therefore I was feeling just barely above being bored. There really isn't much as far as intelligent, or witty dialogue or plot and/or sub plot, it's pretty much explained away in the trailer "The end is coming, lets move somewhere safer!" I was fairly just above bored until the last 15 minutes. 2.5/4 Stars.

    March 22nd, 2013 · Details
  • motheralways (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Good film for kids...3d effects screen...like Avatar...execut sume violence show.!

    March 22nd, 2013 · Details
  • MichaelMedved (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "The characterizations in 'The Croods' are both appealing and intriguing and there are warmhearted and heavy handed messages about the durable bonds of family and breaking with old ways of moving forward."... See Full Review

    March 21st, 2013 · Details
  • RogerMoore (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Skip past the lame title and weary Stone Age premise. “The Croods” is the first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology... See Full Review

    March 21st, 2013 · Details
  • RogerEbert (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Kids will enjoy outsmarting the Neanderthals, whose experience of the world is so limited that they think fire can be extinguished by dry grass. They will get a kick out of Guy as a proto-MacGyver who shows his traveling companions how to use rocks, vines, leaves — and strategy — to trap food and protect themselves from predators. As Grug and his family leave their rocky home, they find new environments that are increasingly dazzling, with spectacularly imagined vistas and gorgeous vegetation. Those images nicely parallel the opening minds and spirits of Grug and his family... See Full Review

    March 21st, 2013 · Details

Okfor ages12+