Encino Man

Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy; Starring: Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser; Director: Les Mayfield; Runtime (in minutes): 88; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

In this literally lowbrow laughfest, two teenage dorks (Sean Astin, Pauly Shore) find a living Cro-Magnon (Brendan Fraser) frozen in their own backyard. Deciding to keep the discovery to themselves, they teach him to act like them (it’s not such a leap), then pass him off at school as a foreign exchange student. So guess who gets crowned king of the senior prom? Sure, there are comic possibilities in a culture clash of caveman with cafeteria society — but unless your sense of humor is low on the evolutionary ladder, you’re likely to be disappointed by this flick’s primitive yuks. If it’s a funny fish out of water you want, rent Big or even Back to the Future again. Keep Encino Man where he belongs: on ice. C-

Originally posted November 13 1992 — 12:00 AM EST

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