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Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 4, 2015
There's a rolling-boulder scene that almost certainly inspired Spielberg and Lucas when they initially dreamed up Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Peter Ronson's lovable lunk Hans seems like a live-action template of Frozen's Kristoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 11, 2012
Enjoyable hokum sci-fi tale that's based on an 1864 Jules Verne story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 22, 2012
Fun for the whole family, and—instead of the 2008 3-D version's Brendan Fraser—offers James freakin' Mason, who can pull off urbane and befuddled at the same time. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 10, 2008
well paced film entertains
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2008
By standards of the time, the special effects of Hollywood's first (but not the only) version of Jules Verne's sci-fi classic were good and nominated for Oscars; they lost out to Ben-Hur, which swept all the awards.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
June 6, 2007
Still captivating despite the obviously dated effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 5, 2007
Mason is charming, caustic and debonair, and the whole affair is captivating, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's one of the very best Hollywood adventure movies, with lots of monsters, underground oceans, sinister villains, and touches which would have delighted Jules Verne himself.
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
April 6, 2006
...distinguished by its curious casting mix of Mason and pop croonster Pat Boone, some striking CinemaScope vistas, and Bernard Herrmann's orchestral score with cathedral-sized pipe organs.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 26, 2003
Big, glossy, entertaining if not exactly compelling.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 19, 2003
Fun sci-fi flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide
October 25, 2003
A rollicking adventure with characters you care about and a plot that doesn't insult you. It's a perfect fit for any movie fan's library.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
October 24, 2003
Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
July 29, 2003
It's got everything, and it's status as one of the best of the adventure movies made in 50s Hollywood remains intact.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 23, 2003
...solid family fun...good juvenile entertainment that adults can appreciate, too.
| Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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