Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco’s The Croods opens today in the United States along with over 45 other countries. Critics haven’t been particularly kind, and the film has a mild 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of this writing). Typical comments include Richard Corliss in Time who complained that, “The family-dramedy genre that the film inhabits demands a bit more narrative ingenuity than is on display,” and Leslie Felperin in Variety who wrote that the film “adopts a relatively primitive approach to storytelling with its Flintstonian construction of stock, ill-fitting narrative elements.”
The good news is that mainstream audiences disagree with the critics. They’ve given The Croods a robust 87% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.