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Make way for the modern Stone Age family as they make the jump from animated favorites to live-action heroes! There's trouble brewing in Bedrock: a test mix-up has made Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) a vice president at Slate & Company, and now an evil executive (Kyle MacLachlan) and his sinister secretary (Halle Berry) are plotting to use Fred as the fall guy in an embezzlement scheme. Luckily for Fred, his best friend Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis), wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) and her best friend Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) always have the big guy’s back in this yabba-dabba-doo of an adventure! Elizabeth Taylor co-stars in the “Steven Spielrock” production filled with dino-sized special effects and classic Flintstones humor.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 41
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 32
- Average Rating: 3.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: As Fred Flintstone might have put it: yabba-dabba-boo.
Rotten: A $45 million design problem with 98 minutes of weak prehistoric jokes.
Rotten: Just watching it is fun. Following the plot is not so much fun.
Rotten: Maybe it's because so many of the things they do in the movie are lifted directly from the show, but a lot of stuff seems stale.
As Good As It Gets
This is a rather polarizing film adaptation of the eponymous animated series (also available on iTunes) - a series that began its life as TV's first "adult" cartoon and later emerged as a top kids' show in decades of reruns. Although I personally like it, it is rather hard for me to recommend this film, given the mixed reaction from fans of the series. The set of Bedrock is masterfully done, and the film was made under the supervision of series creators Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera (both of whom appear in the film). Although John Goodman was inarguably well-suited as Fred Flintstone, the casting of Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble raised quite a few eyebrows (although she reportedly got the role because she perfected Betty's giggle).