The Flintstones

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

This 'Spielrock' production is faithful to the original in everything but scale. The trick was not to stray too far from the cartoon simplicity of the Hanna-Barbera TV series, so the movie is a spectacular celebration of the superficial and the reassuring. The town of Bedrock is a genuine foam- design wonder: the bustling quarry, the monumental high street with its stone-roller cars. The exploited Jurassic-era fauna, from Dino the pet dinosaur to the lobster lawnmowers, all courtesy of Henson puppet technology and enhanced computer animatronics are so sympathetic you wish they'd organise a 'toon union. The actors, on the other hand - Goodman's Fred, Moranis's Barney, Perkins' Wilma - replicate the voices, manners, tics and tropes of the originals so accurately, they seem like programmed automatons.

By: WH


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Brian Levant
Tom S Parker, Jim Jennewein, Steven E De Souza
John Goodman
Elizabeth Perkins
Rick Moranis
Rosie O'Donnell
Kyle MacLachlan
Halle Berry
Elizabeth Taylor
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