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Early Man also known as “ El cavernícola,” “A Idade da Pedra,” “Cavernícola,” “Cro Man,” “Dagas is akmens amziaus,” “Dugi iz kamenog doba,” “Første mann,” “Grottmannen Dug,” “I primitivi,” “Jaskiniowiec,” “Luolamies,” “Nguoi Nguyen Thuy,” “O Homem das Cavernas,” “Pračlověk,” “Tas Devri Firarda,” “Ősember,” «Ο άνθρωπος των σπηλαίων,» «Дикi предки,” «Дикие Предки,» «Первый человек»

MPAA Rating: PG-Rating (MPAA) for rude humor and some action.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
Animation Family Comedy Adventure
1 hr. 29 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 16, 2018 (wide—2,494 theaters)
DVD: May 22, 2018
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Featuring: Tom HiddlestonLord Nooth (voice)
Eddie RedmayneDug (voice)
Maisie Williams … Goona (voice)
Timothy Spall … Chief Bobnar (voice)
Richard Ayoade … Treebor (voice)
Mark Williams … Barry (voice)
Miriam Margolyes … Queen Oofeefa (voice)
Nick Park … Hognob (voice)
Rob Brydon … Message Bird / Brian / Bryan (voice)
Kayvan Novak … Dino (voice)
Johnny Vegas … Asbo (voice)
Selina Griffiths … Magma (voice)
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Director: Nick Park—“Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Producer: Aardman Animations
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, ‘Early Man’ tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Plucky caveman Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game and saves the day.”

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Negative—I was not impressed with this movie. There were multiple things that should have been left out. The bathroom humor got old really fast, and there were too many screens with men in the bath tub or the shower. Nothing was shown, but the other men that saw the naked bodies always looked down there. Save your money and time.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
Sarah, age 36 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…a gloriously funny tale of stone-age stragglers… The miracle of great stop-motion has always been that the films look loved. As you watch Early Man, you can feel it. [4/5]
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph [UK]
…a strong retro vibe tints the entire film. That’s especially true of the humor in the script by Mark Burton and James Higginson, based on a story by Burton and Park, which shamelessly recycles gags from assorted inspirations, from The Flintstones, classic Ealing comedies, Carry On movies and, above all, Park’s own impeccable filmography…
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
…a very funny trip to the past… I’m a little sorry that this utterly silly feature from Nick Park and Aardman Animations was not around when I was 7 or 8 years old… Mr. Park has essentially remade “Apocalypto” but with soccer instead of human sacrifice, “Braveheart” with a giant stop-motion duck. …
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
…gently amusing …showcases Nick Park's offbeat humor… The film's setting makes for site-specific jokes, such as one character chastising another, “You haven't eaten your primordial soup,” but also allows for a plot that gently passes on contemporary lessons about the value of fairness, inclusion and cooperation. …
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
…while Early Man zips along and has plenty of laughs, it’s neither as charming as Wallace and Gromit at their best nor as inspired a twist on a formula as Chicken Run. It’s an entertaining distraction, but not quite the all-conquering return for Nick Park we’d hoped for. [3/5]
Jonathan Pile,·Empire [UK]
…feels so utterly disposable. All the hallmarks of the animator's inimitable style are here: the cute-ugly character designs, fastidious attention to detail, and ability to coax subtle yet highly expressive performances out of lumps of plasticine. But here they're put in service of a flat, formulaic narrative that displays only flashes of Park's typical offbeat inventiveness. … [2½/4]
Keith Watson, Slant
…Aardman hits the crossbar with a prehistoric footballing caper that has a big heart but a bit less than the usual genius… [3/5]
Phil De Semlyen, Time Out London
…“Early Man” checks all the boxes you’d expect from an animated picture targeted at kids—the correct messages about teamwork and perseverance, a giggling commitment to slapstick. But in comparison to other stop-motion works by Nick Park…“Early Man” is wanting: of a cleverer narrative, of memorable characters. It’s not bad, necessarily. It just feels like an early draft of a better movie to come. [2½/5]
Kimberley Jones, The Austin Chronicle