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The Croods: A New Age

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Prehistoric cartoon sequel has slapstick, rude humor.

Movie PG 2020 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 8+

Not for young impressionable children

My opinion: I had high hopes for this movie but as I sat watching with my 5.5 year old daughter I cringed and wanted to turn it off. So many terrible messages within this movie. If you know psychology you can see how this could cause harm to young ones minds. Not to mention all the stupids, idiots, dumb and other name calling over and over. Talk of being skinny and fat. Children are not born caring about being good enough of fat or thin... It's taught. And this type of movie cements these messages on a subconscious level.
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+


I seen reviews on the movie and felt it would be a good one to watch with my 11,9, and 6 year old boys. There we're many inappropriate scenes in this movie. To name a few: dads talking about being naked, grandma in a bikini, hitting the monkeys private area, and biting a monkeys butt cheek. The things they would say were not for my kids. I was not happy with this movie at all. It wasn't just a little bit of words and scenes it was throughout the whole movie. I would never watch it again. Teenagers wanting to move in together was not ok with us aswell. Teaching that it's OK not to be married.

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Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (38 ):

This Stone Age family comedy is a bit rocky: It has lots of laughs, but it lacks the originality of its predecessor. The film picks up from the point of view of Guy, who's joined the Croods' pack and is engaged in a full-blown, butterflies-in-the-stomach, goo-goo eyes romance with Eep. Where before Grug was worried about adventurous Eep's safety because she wanted to explore outside the safety of their cave, now he's worried that she'll leave the pack, so he discourages her relationship with Guy. It's a tired cliché and a bit of a strange choice as the plot for a kids' film. And then the Croods meet another family, the Bettermans, who try to steal Guy as a partner for their own daughter, Dawn.

On the other hand, Eep and Dawn don't take the bait and fight over a boy -- instead, they become friends. While Dawn is drawn in a more traditionally "cute" way, Guy never stops loving his tough, wild girlfriend. And Eep's rough physical nature -- which has resulted in scars and missing digits -- is shown to be cool, evidence of a life well-lived. While the original movie helped bring to light the realization that it's something of a miracle humans ever survived the prehistoric elements, this one is lighter on reality. The saber-toothed tigers and mastodons are replaced with spiderwolves and primates that communicate by getting socked in the arm or face. So, educational, it is not. But for a couple of hours of leave-your-brain-at-the-door fun, it's fine.

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