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The Good Dinosaur Reviews

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November 29, 2019
Filled with a visual and emotional magic and majesty that touches the senses and the heart, The Good Dinosaur is 'Dino-Rrific'!!
October 17, 2019
What rises the entertainment quality of The Good Dinosaur above what is unquestionably derivative are those encounters, and the environments in which they experience them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 31, 2019
A visually gorgeous, minimalist survival Western filled with weirdos, danger, and surprisingly mature themes.
July 9, 2019
For me, The Good Dinosaur will be a pleasant, forgettable experience. But for some kid out there, it's going to be the first time they grappled with the concept of mortality. In that sense, the movie may not be that good, but at least it's doing good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 5, 2019
It works fine on its own and is an entertaining and occasionally moving children's film, it just feels a bit more anonymous than the high quality we've come to expect from Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2019
Innovation and imagination prove to be as extinct as pterodactyls in the modern world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2019
This is a film like Bambi or Dumbo that are about the growth of a character and are artistically ambitious at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2019
It's impossible to rave enough about the elemental beauty of The Good Dinosaur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2019
The Good Dinosaur is more humble than Pixar's typical fare, choosing to refine and riff on familiar ideas and themes rather than build new ones from the ground up and live on the cutting edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 4, 2019
It's dark, depressing and pretty questionable as a family film.
January 16, 2019
A film that works in the moment, but doesn't really have any long-term staying power.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 7, 2018
It has a few flashes of fun, as with a Triceratops...and some moments of real beauty, one of which is prominently featured in the advertising. Still, it's not the kind of surprising, imaginative fare we normally associate with Pixar.
December 6, 2018
A unique film with a simple story that I feel will be enjoyed by most, but not loved and remembered over time like other PIXAR films.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
November 1, 2018
Watching the final film, there are definitely still signs that The Good Dinosaur was a problem child but within the somewhat messy final result are moments that truly shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
August 29, 2018
The uneven tones, basic plot, and unnecessary villains left me dissatisfied with The Good Dinosaur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 22, 2018
A crowning triumph, blending jaw-dropping photorealistic animation with a heart-wrenchingly beautiful tale of friendship against the odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2018
With dazzling animation and lots of action, the film is sure to be a hit with families this holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2018
The film is truly ravishing, with nearly all of its frames gorgeous enough to be paraded on the walls of an art-starved home.
March 2, 2018
The emotions were there, but it felt like they were forcing them to be there. Almost like they were telling you they were there, not showing you.
December 3, 2017
It would have been really interesting to see Pixar go the whole nine yards and conceive The Good Dinosaur free of all dialogue, but what we have is admittedly still fairly engaging
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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