10,000 B.C.

10,000 B.C.

10,000 B.C.
Shot in South Africa, Namibia and New Zealand is this dawn-of-man-epic from he who made 'Independence Day' and 'Godzilla': German-born director Roland Emmerich. The impressive trailer looks more 'Apocalypto' than the Raquel Welch classic 'One Million Years BC', and the story is said to centre on a young mammoth hunter who embarks on a journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his dying tribe.
2008108 minsUSA
ActionAdventure
Director:
Roland Emmerich ('Independence Day', 'The Day After Tomorrow')
Writer:
Harald KloserRoland Emmerich
Cast:
Cliff CurtisCamilla BelleOmar SharifNathanael Baring

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10,000 B.C. / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Conventional where it should be bold and mild where it should be wild, 10,000 BC reps a missed opportunity to present an imaginative vision of a prehistoric moment.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Omar Sharif's narration lends a faint air of importance to the film, which is already burdened by bags of self importance, and the cast have to battle through impenetrable costumes and make up without looking silly. They almost succeed .... If some of the mumbo jumbo were cut out, not only would it tighten the film, it would also make the essential core of the story, the chase, more dynamic. But the film must be judged a partial success in appealing to its prime audience of teenagers eager for novelty.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Call it "Apocalypto" for pussies -- a PG-13 rating, puh-leese! -- or prehistory for peabrains. Just don’t call it friendo. 10,000 B.C. will take your money, rob your time and hit your brain like a shot of Novacaine.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The scenery is beautiful and expansive, from the snow-covered mountains and lush rainforest to the stunning desert, but unfortunately it's the human element that lets this film down. If half-naked men with dreads, dirty faces and immaculately white teeth is your thing, then you're in luck. Just don't expect them to say anything worthwhile.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As one might expect, there are campy moments and far too much reliance on God-like interventions in the affairs of early man. Less expected is that 10,000 BC works just fine as an action Western with handsome actors in striking costumes and a few CG predators, which are giddy fun.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Emmerich says he deliberately steered away from casting big names, but shorn of starpower like Will Smith, Jake Gyllenhaal or Mel Gibson, the characters simply fade into the scenery as audiences find it hard to decipher who is who under the mud, hair and war paint.

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