Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

20th Century Fox Released 2009


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Carlos Saldanha

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is number 3 in the Ice Age movie series, bring your favorite characters back, this time in 3D. When Sid becomes jealous of Manny and Ellie, who are expecting their first child, he adopts 3 abandoned eggs, naming them Eggbert, Shelly, and Yoko. Against Manny's advice, he looks after the eggs, which hatch into baby Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs the next morning. He tries to raise the rambunctious dinosaurs, but their mother arrives, taking both Sid and the babies back to the underground cave where he found them. Now the crew must work with the one-eyed weasel Buck, who can lead them to the T-Rex and Sid. Can the herd brave the jungle and the new dinosaur foes and save Sid? Join Manny, Ellie, Diego, Sid, Crash, Eddie and Buck for more prehistoric adventures in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Joe Leydon

    With appreciably greater emphasis on action than its predecessors, and clever use of 3-D trickery to enhance storytelling as well as offer spectacle, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs...

  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Couldn't the creative minds at the 20th Century Fox animation studios, hoping to wring a few hundred million dollars more out of their prized family-animation franchise, have come ...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    A sometimes lively, sometimes listless wilderness adventure that will keep the kids cool and mildly entertained for a little while.

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Family Dramas, Grade Schoolers, Pre-Teens