In this stop-motion animated comedy set in prehistoric times, a tribe of primitive hunters are displaced from their homes by emissaries from a distant empire that has mastered bronze-making. However, a tribesman named Dug (voice of Eddie Redmayne) tries to win his home back by challenging the invaders to a game of soccer. Directed by Nick Park, best known as the creator of the beloved animated duo Wallace and Gromit. Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, and Richard Ayoade also lend their voices.
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February 26, 2018 While not quite up to Wallace and Gromit levels of stop-motion sophistication, Aardman Animations' Early Man assays a delightfully handcrafted, peculiarly British trip back in time, and one that will tickle the wee ones...Read in Source
Sacramento News & Review
February 28, 2018 Not that the movie doesn't have its charms even for non-soccer-fans-though they may want to duck out for popcorn during the big game. Those who love the game can nudge the rating up a notch or two.Read in Source
February 26, 2018 ...lovable characters and humor so innocent some may see it as demodé. [Full Review in Spanish]Read in Source
February 20, 2018 Early Man is not so much a return to form as it is a long overdue comeback -- and a welcome one at that.Read in Source
San Diego Reader
February 16, 2018 The pun-fueled dialogue is a perfect match for the visual ugliness.Read in Source
February 16, 2018 Mostly, "Early Man" plays like an overstuffed episode of "The Flintstones," riffing on caveman accessories, as well as soccer fandom and hooliganism.Read in Source
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 26, 2018 The latest romp from Nick Park is a clever look at prehistoric soccer.Read in Source
February 16, 2018 Aardman is a haven for creatures that hail from other species but match us or even outstrip us in proficiency and grace. Early Man, though, is stuffed with men and women...whereas the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air are reduced to extras.Read in Source
February 22, 2018 The story is thin, allowing little room for imaginative engagement, and the comedy uninspired. Early Man contains a nice anti-sexism message, but delivers it half-heartedly.Read in Source
February 16, 2018 At least there's director Nick Park's playful Silly Putty visual imagination to take your mind off just how thin the story is.Read in Source
February 26, 2018 In the end, the great charm of the film is that it will seduce fans... and football opponents alike. [Full review in Spanish]Read in Source
March 12, 2018 No, it's not the best work of a studio known for much higher quality, but it's far from terrible. As they say: their heart is in the right place. [Full Review in Spanish]Read in Source
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