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Movie review

‘Croods’ is warmhearted, well-crafted cave-dweller tale

From left, Thunk (voiced by Clark Duke); Gran (Cloris Leachman); Ugga (Catherine Keener), who is holding Sandy (Randy Thom); Eep (Emma Stone); and Grug (Nicolas Cage) have an adventure outside their cave home in “The Croods.” (DreamWorks Animation)
From left, Thunk (voiced by Clark Duke); Gran (Cloris Leachman); Ugga (Catherine Keener), who is holding Sandy (Randy Thom); Eep (Emma Stone); and Grug (Nicolas Cage) have an adventure outside their cave home in “The Croods.” (DreamWorks Animation)
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Skip past the lame title and weary Stone Age premise. “The Croods” is the first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology. It’s about a family of cave men and women who have survived, unlike their neighbors, by minimizing risk. But risk is how we grow, how we better our lives and achieve great things. That’s just one of the things the ...


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