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The Good Dinosaur Reviews

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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
February 4, 2019
It's dark, depressing and pretty questionable as a family film.
August 29, 2018
The uneven tones, basic plot, and unnecessary villains left me dissatisfied with The Good Dinosaur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
January 9, 2017
The Good Dinosaur is unsatisfying, its repetitive themes and lack of memorable moments making it quite forgettable.
January 1, 2016
In 2015, for the first time in the company's history, Pixar released two films. One of them was wonderful. The other was The Good Dinosaur.
April 19, 2017
The Good Dinosaur is not a bad movie: it just not even close to what we expected. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 26, 2015
A fun but irregular adveture movie with a couple of good scenes, normally that would've been enough, but coming from Pixar it falls short. [Full review in Spanish]
December 2, 2015
[A] plodding, punitive morality tale that owes less to the whimsy of Toy Story and more to the vengeful tradition of cautionary Struwwelpeter fables.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2015
A good and harmless film for kids, but it's kind of a let down considering the creative team behind it. [Full review in Spanish]
November 30, 2015
... there is little original or even charming in this film. The tone of the film is extremely scattered, ranging from innocuously innocent to verbally visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 25, 2015
Beautiful though it may be, The Good Dinosaur is lacking, not just compared to Inside Out, but to the best of Pixar's filmography. Maybe it's too much to expect two meteoric films in one year.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.1/10
November 25, 2015
It's easy to imagine an inventive take on a Jurassic World here. But The Good Dinosaur takes a different path, and plays like a prehistoric mix tape, mashing up familiar and not-so-familiar characters in a way that feels more curious than clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2015
Mostly what you'll remember from "The Good Dinosaur" is Arlo's fearful shriek.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 25, 2015
The film's biggest sin is that it never moves past its influences to become its own thing -- it's trapped in a kind of netherworld, where it feels like a cover version of other, better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2016
While The Good Dinosaur does have things to admire about it, including beautiful animation and some intriguing characters, it's ultimately one of Pixar's weaker efforts thanks to an overly-familiar story and themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2015
The Good Dinosaur, as it turns out, is merely adequate by the great standards of Pixar's family-friendly library: a stunning piece of artistry let down by a familiar story of a journey against all odds that fails to inspire and connect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2015
The digital landscapes are meant to be breathtakingly beautiful, but they tend to come across more like very expensive screensavers or immersive desktop wallpapers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 17, 2015
You'll get a greater sense of father-son bonding in Sanjay's Super Team, the seven-minute short that plays before the feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 30, 2015
While I can certainly marvel at the realistic computerized water in a movie, I don't go to the movies to marvel at computerized water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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