Skip to main content

reviews

38
Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 38
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The transition from Hanna-Barbera animation to manic-barbaric live action falls flatter than a granite slab, from the first of many deadly stone-age wordplays - "Steven Spielrock Presents" - to the gross-out shots of dirty tootsies. [27 May 1994 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a great-looking movie, a triumph of set design and special effects, creating a fantasy world halfway between suburbia and a prehistoric cartoon. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Rarely has more high-powered movie technology been deployed to achieve such frivolous ends. Kids seem to love it, while sophisticated viewers may find it enchanting, appalling, or both. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The quality of the writing is more than a notch below that of our show. Most of the jokes aren't as witty, and the laughs come less frequently. Maybe it's because so many of the things they do in the movie are lifted directly from the show, but a lot of stuff seems stale. show more

  • 40
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Sadly the plot leaves a lot to be desired with major flaws never far away. The in-jokes are amusing but their novelty soon begins to wear thin. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    They're admirable attempts to update the old cartoon's broad social satire and add some depth to these characters, but they're played too gravely (gravelly?) to work in this wild world, and they don't prompt the same silly satisfaction that the show did. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The Flintstones is a big, shiny package of comic nostalgia, as much a theme park as a movie. show more

  • 80
    Richard Schickel Time

    And while more than 30 writers worked on the screenplay and untold numbers labored to re-create the ambiance and effects that the animators once tossed off with a few squiggles of their pencils, The Flintstones doesn't feel overcalculated, over-produced or overthought. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    The greatest lost opportunity in The Flintstones is that its writers (more than 30) are so faithful to the 60's television series that they failed to add enough updated pop-culture references. The few included are among the film's best jokes. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    After lightly going through the motions of a plot, it all ends up in the quarry, where assorted machinery provides the excuse for a parade of slapstick gags and amusement park-like predicaments that seem mostly lumbering. show more

  • September 09, 2011 Dry Master
    Report This User

    Great movie!

  • July 13, 2011 rn00000000095530
    Report This User

    Yall didnt put this one in the list of movies john goodman acted in.

similar movies

  • Scooby-Doo (2002)

  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)

  • Theodore Rex (1996)

  • Night at the Museum (2006)

  • The Goonies (1985)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X