The Good Dinosaur 3D

The Good Dinosaur 3D

The Good Dinosaur 3D

Prehistoric Pixar family adventure following the friendship between Spot, a young human boy, and Arlo, a giant friendly Brontosaurus.

Pixar veteran Bob Peterson (Up) was previously set to direct, but troubles with the third act saw him falling out of the project. A total overhaul in the story and its direction meant The Good Dinosaur never made its original release date, thus 2014 never saw a Pixar film. The world shed a single tear that year…

2015Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare very young children101 minsUSADisney / Pixar
AnimatedComedyKids & Family3D

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Cross-species bonding may have its limits, but it's hard not to find beauty in a boy-meets-beast saga that, by the end, has made it hard to tell which is which.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a rich and rewarding family film.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sun-dappled streams, swaying trees and an almost palpable sense of weather shock with their photorealism-if this is what animation has become, the computers have won.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Charmingly different, but its oddness sneaks up on you only after the filmmakers lay out some storybook bona fides.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

However much it may delight on a scene-by-scene basis... never comes together as a coherent whole, a crucial flaw for a film by Pixar, which has always put story first.

2.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated film.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visually breathtaking work of computer-generated animation that is ultimately unable to compensate for a disappointingly derivative script.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shows the marks of a rushed production - though not the landscape and environment design, which is gorgeous - its central pair have enough heart to make the film's shortcomings fade away.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Cross-species bonding may have its limits, but it's hard not to find beauty in a boy-meets-beast saga that, by the end, has made it hard to tell which is which.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a rich and rewarding family film.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Sun-dappled streams, swaying trees and an almost palpable sense of weather shock with their photorealism-if this is what animation has become, the computers have won.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Charmingly different, but its oddness sneaks up on you only after the filmmakers lay out some storybook bona fides.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

However much it may delight on a scene-by-scene basis... never comes together as a coherent whole, a crucial flaw for a film by Pixar, which has always put story first.

2.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated film.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visually breathtaking work of computer-generated animation that is ultimately unable to compensate for a disappointingly derivative script.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shows the marks of a rushed production - though not the landscape and environment design, which is gorgeous - its central pair have enough heart to make the film's shortcomings fade away.

3.0

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