Caveman (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes


Caveman (1981)




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Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr plays a prehistoric, social outcast who, along with other misfits, forms his own tribe and finds various comic adventures. This spoof is mostly without dialogue besides the expected neanthropic grunt.

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Erika Carlson
as Folg's Mate
Gigi Vorgan
as Folg's Daughter
Sara Lopez Sierra
as Folg's Younger Daughter
Esteban Valdez
as Folg's Son
Juan Ancona Figueroa
as Folg's Younger Son
Juan Omar Ortiz
as Folg's Youngest Son
Tere Alvarez
as Ock's Mate
Ana De Sade
as Grot's Mate
Pamela Gual
as Noota's Mate
Richard Moll
as Abominable Snowman
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Critic Reviews for Caveman

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2)

It has a basic problem, which is that there is no popular original material for it to satirize.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

All of this is handled ingeniously enough to let the movie feel colorful and whole, though it could so easily have been nothing but farfetched.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 of the most free-wheeling comedies you've probably never seen, check out Caveman or remain in the stone age forever....

July 17, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ringo Starr is perfectly cast as a hapless cave-dweller in an endearingly stupid prehistoric romp that introduced a couple of future stars to the world.

September 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The scriptwriter doesn't show much imagination when it comes to inventing plot scenarios. Not even the inclusion of well-known music saves the movie from its monotony. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Caveman will not be for all tastes, and even with the cleverness to be found herein, this isn't exactly what one could call a thinking person's farce.

February 25, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Caveman


Caveman, looks silly and sometimes presents a poor script. But this Carl Gottlieb's comedy is really funny together with his special effects and unforgettable scenes.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


This spoof of One Million Years B.C. with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr as the prehistoric hero is ridiculous and quite brainless fun because of the amount of sexual innuendo, it is definitely not recommended for kids. The delightfully ridiculous stop-motion animation dinosaurs led by David Allen are hilarious!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


One of my guilty pleasures.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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