Land of the Lost (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Land of the Lost (2009)



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

Space-time vortexes suck. Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world--a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the "Land of the Lost." Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally--a primate called Chaka--to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they're heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the "Land of the Lost."more
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
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Will Ferrell
as Dr. Rick Marshall
Anna Friel
as Holly Cantrell
Danny McBride
as Will Stanton
Matt Lauer
as Himself
Bobb'e J. Thompson
as Tar Pits Kid
Sierra McCormick
as Tar Pits Kid
Shannon Lemke
as Tar Pits Kid
Steven Wash Jr.
as Tar Pits Kid
Brian Huskey
as Teacher
Noah Crawford
as Teenager
Logan Manus
as Teenager
Ben Best
as Ernie
Scott Dorel
as Elder Pakuni
Sean Michael Guess
as Elder Pakuni
Dennis McNicholas
as Ice Cream Man
Chris Henchy
as Stage Manager
Kurt Carley
as Sleestak
Daniel George
as Sleestak
Marti Matulis
as Sleestak
Tim Soergel
as Sleestak
Douglas Tait
as Sleestak
Patrick Wedge
as Sleestak
Ana Alexander
as Pakuni Woman
Morgan Atias
as Pakuni Woman
Jesse Golden
as Pakuni Woman
Eve Mauro
as Pakuni Woman
Pollyanna McIntosh
as Pakuni Woman
Ania Spiering
as Pakuni Woman
Leonard Nimoy
as The Zarn
Paul Adelstein
as Astronaut
Adam Behr
as Library Skull
Daamen J. Krall
as Library Skull
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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

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

Audience Reviews for Land of the Lost


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


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.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Mad and really unusual!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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