The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur

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 minsUSA
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
88%
want to see

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a rich and rewarding family film.

4.0
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
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.

0
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
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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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
0

This was a nice story of courage, growing up, family and new friendships. The animation is beautiful, the story is nice and the characters are likeable and relatable.

3.0
0

I loved this film, it's bright and gorgeous and it has the most heartwarming story of acceptance and tenacity and despite what haters say it's one of my favourites.

5.0
0

Just the stunning visual effect. Excuse me again for what the heck it's talking about?

3.0
0

Very sad at the star rating this movie got. Went to see this film with four children in and another adult and it was a very enjoyable experience. Different style from other animated films that I have seen, but this is only pretending. Go and see it if you have not already.

4.0
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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a rich and rewarding family film.

4.0
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
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.

0
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
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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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
0

This was a nice story of courage, growing up, family and new friendships. The animation is beautiful, the story is nice and the characters are likeable and relatable.

3.0
0

I loved this film, it's bright and gorgeous and it has the most heartwarming story of acceptance and tenacity and despite what haters say it's one of my favourites.

5.0
0

Just the stunning visual effect. Excuse me again for what the heck it's talking about?

3.0
0

Very sad at the star rating this movie got. Went to see this film with four children in and another adult and it was a very enjoyable experience. Different style from other animated films that I have seen, but this is only pretending. Go and see it if you have not already.

4.0
0