Jeff Labrecque
August 15, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dinosaur 13

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
95 minutes
Limited Release Date
08/15/14
director
Todd Douglas Miller
distributor
Lionsgate
genre
Documentary

We gave it a B+

In 1990, Peter Larson and fellow paleontologists in South Dakota unearthed the most complete T. rex ever discovered, nicknamed Sue. But what should’ve been their crowning achievement became a Kafka-esque nightmare when the government confiscated Sue, claiming Larson’s team had stolen fossils from federal lands, and threatened him with 353 years in prison — more than Jeffrey Dahmer faced. If the doc is one-sided, at least Larson & Co. are compelling, sincere, and sympathetic. The film succeeds as a touching ”love story” between a small town and a 67- million-year-old T. rex. (Also on iTunes and VOD) B+

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