Land of the Lost (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Only loosely based on the original TV series, Land of the Lost is decidedly less kid-friendly and feels more like a series of inconsistent sketches than a cohesive adventure comedy.


Movie Info

His once-solid reputation irreparably damaged, a paleontologist, his assistant, and a swaggering tour guide are thrust into a strange world populated by dinosaurs, reptilian Sleestaks, and monkey people in this update of the popular Sid and Marty Krofft series directed by Brad Silberling and starring Will Ferrell and Pushing Daisies' star Anna Friel.

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Henchy , Dennis McNicholas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 2009
Box Office: $49.4M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Dr. Rick Marshall

as Holly Cantrell

as Will Stanton

as Himself

as Tar Pits Kid

as Tar Pits Kid

as Tar Pits Kid

as Tar Pits Kid

as Teacher

as Teenager

as Teenager

as Ernie

as Elder Pakuni

as Elder Pakuni

as Ice Cream Man

as Stage Manager

as Sleestak

as Sleestak

as Sleestak

as Sleestak

as Sleestak

as Sleestak

as Pakuni Woman

as Pakuni Woman

as Pakuni Woman

as Pakuni Woman

as Pakuni Woman

as Pakuni Woman

as Astronaut

as Library Skull

as Library Skull

as The Zarn
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Critic Reviews for Land of the Lost

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (42)

[A] gigantic chunk of scat.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A ragbag of lackadaisical plotting, drugs references, puerile lechery and shiny effects work, an assemblage far from child-friendly yet not quite grungey enough to wow older teens.

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Danny McBride and Will Ferrell make it worth a trip to Land of the Lost.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

Who is this movie being made for in the first place?

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
eFilmCritic.com

By stringing together a bunch of campy retro set-ups and witty improvs, Land of the Lost manages to be a watchable comedy with plenty of laughs.

Full Review… | March 1, 2011
What Culture

Land of the Lost is a terrible family film - let's just get that out there - but it is certain to live on as a staple of bleary-eyed uni students' movie nights; sandwiched in-between repeat viewings of The Wall.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Land of the Lost

I don't know anything about the original TV series this film is based on, knowing TV adaptations these days it's probably nothing like it but I really don't know. It does however make me want to visit the old TV series out of curiosity though as I'm guessing it pokes fun at it somewhat. I quite liked the sets; the random 50's cars/diners etc in the dessert, the Aztec looking lizard people, the dinosaur etc, visually it was pretty neat. Quite typically with Will Ferrell films I feel that they would be loads better if they didn't have Will Ferrell in them, I believe that if you replaced the three leading actors with just about anyone else it would have improved the film vastly. Just think, if this was a Jonny Depp fronted film I'm sure it would have done much better. Will Ferrell just isn't funny.

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Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

½

Apart from the chosen actors, the movie handled its money SO badly. The effects were adequate and instead of being a family film it's instead decidedly mean. A bad choice. Still I enjoyed the acting from Ferrell and Bride and it was exceptionally funny. And this made up for its flaws. Good for one viewing, just watch it with low expectations.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

Matt Lauer and this movie can suck it. Dont get me wrong, I love Will Ferell as much as the next guy, but come on this movie sucked! It had very few funny jokes, bad productions, the plot was hopelessly stupid, and it is the worst thing that happened to Will Ferell since Roxbury. Sorry but I hated this movie.

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Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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