Early Man

Early Man

Early Man

Stop-frame animated film set at the dawn of time by four-time Oscar-winning Aardman director Nick Park (Curse of the Were-Rabbit). Features the voices of Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.

Pint-sized Dug (Redmayne) isn't really cut out to be a caveman. But when disaster strikes and his tribe is driven from its homeland by the mighty Bronze Age, it's Dug, the most inept of the tribe, who proves he's got what it takes and leads them to victory.

2018Rating: PG, Mild coarse language89 minsUK, France
AdventureAnimatedComedyKids & Family

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

British auteur Nick Park, a four-time Oscar winner best-known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit, has directed three feature films to date: Chicken Run (co-directed with Peter Lord), The Curse of The Were-Rabbit and now Early Man. Any of these movies could be played with the sound off and little would be lost in translation. They are told with a visual clarity that never really ages.

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Nick Park returns to stop-motion animation, directing a preposterous prehistoric family adventure full of goofy fun. Charming in its irreverent silliness, it’ll likely appeal more to younger kids than adults expecting Wallace & Gromit layers of satirical appeal. The nutty narrative has cave-dweller Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and Hognob (voiced by Park himself) try to save their Stone Age tribe’s valley from the Bronze Age expansion plans of the villainous Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston in full-tilt fun mode).

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Variety

Variety

Early Man is as charming as they come, bursting with the kind of daffy humor and off-kilter characters that have earned the company a worldwide following.

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Time Out

Time Out

It seems a strange thing to say about a film featuring a giant man-eating mallard, but a bit more eccentricity wouldn't have gone amiss.

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The Times

The Times

Sadly, tragically, Early Man is just not very good.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Early Man does little to move things on, in evolutionary terms, but - for younger viewers especially - its straightforward storytelling and gentle humour still work a treat.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Glee runneth over as Aardman go back to the Bronze Age.

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Stuff

Stuff

A ball-tearing, net-busting crowdpleaser, Early Man offers plenty of fun for the whole family.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The marketable Aardman spark of madcap inventiveness is slightly diluted here. Still, it's a very likeable film which should delight younger audiences.

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Newsroom

Newsroom

Given this is the company that brought us the never-less-than-brilliant Wallace and Gromit, the wonderful Shaun the Sheep film, it does pale in comparison.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Early Man, the latest animated feature from the Aardman studio's star director Nick Park, is about as warming, homey and distinctly British as a mug of hot, sweet, milky tea on a rainy day.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An often amusing reimagining of Bronze Age history that, while it doesn't quite match the best of Aardman, is still solid family entertainment.

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