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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In story terms, Dinosaur lays an egg. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    For all the eyepopping splendor and in-your-face reality, this film leaves the viewer unsatisfied and feeling a little cheated out of compelling drama. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Fossilized script spoils effects. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    An undeniable and, indeed, unprecedented technical feat that's a feast for the eye, Dinosaur is less easy on the ear. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For sheer bravura film making, for creating a cartoon world with real air, flesh, blood and the exhilarating cycle of fear and escape, Dinosaur is tops. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Throughout the history of film, nothing turns campier faster than dinosaur movies. This one will have a much longer shelf life than most. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I was entertained, and yet I felt a little empty-handed at the end, as if an enormous effort had been spent on making these dinosaurs seem real, and then an even greater effort was spent on undermining the illusion. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An expensive demonstration that all the spectacular effects in the world aren't enough to make a great film - but it's worth seeing for that stunning half-hour alone. show more

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Parents should note the PG rating. There's little bloodshed, but several fight scenes, lots of loud roaring and some overwhelming special effects sequences could vex younger viewers. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    It offers a grim view of prehistoric life: Carnivores slaughter herbivores, though we're spared most direct shots of this violence. show more

  • March 26, 2011 clowboy123
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    amazing movie

  • September 05, 2008 Mkmiketunney
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    a visual spectacular with its big thrills scary for kids and even entertaining to adults. great story and magnificent special FX that changed an animation and realistic FX combo forever.

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