Early Man Poster

Release Date: February 16th, 2018

PG|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy -- the Bronze Age.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Miriam Margolyes, Timothy Spall, Rob Brydon, Richard Ayoade, Johnny Vegas

Director: Nick Park

Genres: Family, Animated, Comedy, Adventure

Production Co: StudioCanal, Aardman Animations

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Rivalry, Transformation, Friendship, Emotional, Charming, Quest, Family, Lighthearted, Amusing, Cheeky, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The laughs are split between deft sight gags and set pieces, and goofy word play. show more

  • No matter when the action is set, some things never change in Park’s world. Nor should they. show more

  • While the film is deliberately crude in some respects — Park once described his aesthetic as making sure that, no matter how carefully sculpted his clay figures were, he always left the thumbprints showing — it’s fastidiously detailed in others, dancing between broad humor and subtle, almost subliminal gags as it plays out the conflict between Neanderthals and their evolutionary successors. show more

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