• The Croods (2013)

The Croods

Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 2013

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage), his mate, Ugga (Catherine Keener), teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke) and feisty Gran (Cloris Leachman) gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Christopher Sanders, Randy Thom

Director: Christopher Sanders , Kirk De Micco

Genres: Comedy , Children , Animated , Adventure

Production Co: Gizmo Prods.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Father, Survival, Mother, Sacrifice, Engaging, Love, Creative, Charming, Family, Heartwarming, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Familiar family dynamics are amusingly exaggerated in the Paleolithic setting, where the most basic necessities require everyone's full-time attention. show more

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt sell a lot of toys. show more

  • 50
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sanders and DeMicco’s script doesn’t have the robust plotting, consistent wit or flavorful character development of the best family animation. And some of the voice actors have too little to work with. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Animated Feature Film