The Flintstones (1994) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Brian Levant
Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 13 out of 102 found boring (12.74%)

One-line Reviews (46)

PLEASE don't waste your time.

But, more likely, it was just because it was really dull and downright offensive to anyone who is/was a fan of the show, even slightly, or anyone who actually does demand just a little quality from a film they watch.

All in all this should have been way better than it turns out to be, but the very simplistic story leaves the film a little empty and short on the required amount of humour.

If anything, the adult storyline save this movie from being boring.

But that ended up being a negative as this movie was actually quite amusing and entertaining.

All in all, I liked this movie, it's not perfect, but it is far from the worst movie I have ever seen.

But it is far from the worst movie ever.

As for the criticism that the story's confusing and misses the supposed target audience because of adult-oriented elements, this just shows that the "target audience" wasn't just kids.

Lacks all the fun and humor of the cartoon, and goes on way too long.

Its setups were tired, its jokes cliché, and its characters bland and one dimensional.

Kids will be bored, and those who remember the original with any fondness, will likely get depressed.

" Roger Ebert criticized the film on the grounds that "the story is confusing, not very funny, and kind of odd, given the target audience of younger children and their families.

Yes, the plot is predictable and weak, and in some cases over-familiar.

This is actually an entertaining and amazing looking movie.

TF is fascinating though.

THE FLINTSTONES is one of the most entertaining family films to come along in a good while.

15 Years or so later, I no Longer think that, But I still Find 'The Flintstones (1994)' hugely enjoyable from Start to finish, The set design is magnificent and it's incredibly charming with great performances by John Goodman and Elizabeth Perkins (as Fred & Wilma)The Bad news is the story feels like it was written on the back of a Cigarette packet in 5 Minutes, Rick Moranis is TOO weedy to Play Barney, Rosie O'Donnell was badly miscast and way TOO fat to play Betty (Who was slimmer than Wilma in the series) and Elizabeth Taylor again miscast as Fred's Mother-in-law and is pretty much wasted in one of her last roles.

However you must remember that this is a cartoon and it's supposed to be funny and entertaining.

Essentially it's just a formulaic spin on Greek tragedy, complete with catharsis and all that fun stuff.

The story is dull, and all the cliches are there - nagging mother-in-law, sexy secretary, rich ppl becoming arrogant, you name it!

The film is certainly not flawless, but it's entertaining, fun and aged better than expected.

The visuals were perfect and fascinating.

The script is unfunny, predictable and dull.

This is marketed as a kiddies' film, and I doubt they understand the story very much; for grown ups, it's simply boring to see the old cliches used once again, just in a funny setting.

Also an enjoyable guest appearance from Liz Taylor.

but I enjoy it every time I watch it and I think the attention to detail and obvious care that went into making this movie alone should keep it entertaining for years to come and considering its unlikely anything quite like this will ever be done again outside of its sequels, I would not be surprised if this movie eventually earns its respect among film buffs in the future.

In fact the only interesting and genuinely entertaining character is Fred's talkative piece of office equipment, the "Dictabird" (voiced by Harvey Korman).

Now, to break it down just quickly for you: The plot is dull, pointless, completely predictable(in fact, almost painfully so).

The movie is fluff but very entertaining.

If anything, the 2000's prequel, 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas' is far more unwatchable.

From there, it's all cliché best friend breakup arguments, tired sight gags, and a helluva lot of unfunny rock puns.

This is the only film to date where I have actually walked out of the theatre in the middle of it.

I saw this film again on TV one night, and while it looks entertaining for kids, adults will want to reckon back to the days of the TV show (or maybe just the Honeymooners).

All in all, this just may be the worst movie ever.

On the most part, due to the enthusiastic performances of the cast, it was quite entertaining.

It is absolutely fascinating how a bunch of Hollywood dummies managed to get together and get EVERYTHING wrong.

I enjoyed it for what it was as a child - it was okay!

Probably because of the script, this movie that starts off nicely, soon turns into a bore for grown ups and hardly a blast for the kids.

Bland Television Adaptation .

I found the Flintstones to be clichéd, full of shameless advertising which did not work on me, having a very bland and boring plot, and generally I thought it was rubbish.

A dreary mess.

The worst movie I have ever seen - simple as that.

The plot is simple and straight forward, and it's as predictable as alway, friends fall out, argue for a while, hero gets the blame, every one hates him for a while, come the end, everyone is happy.

The bottom line is that "The Flintstones" is entertaining from beginning to end for all the reasons noted above and it wisely doesn't overstay its welcome at 91 minutes.

The movie is funny, original, and entertaining.

Enjoyable Family Entertainment.