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Anaconda Reviews

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 20, 2011
An above average specimen hungering for tasty morsels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
Just to show, early on, how much danger these folks are in, we get to see the film's titular star squeeze a black panther so tight that one of its eyeballs pops out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Anaconda, directed by Luis Llosa with all of the subtlety of a snake-oil salesman, is in the great tradition of cinematic cheese, as processed as Kraft Singles slices.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 10, 2009
In its natural habitat, Anaconda can be appreciated for its campy pleasures, not the least of which is Jon Voight in a delirious, balls-out performance as creepy Paraguayan snake poacher Paul Serone. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 20, 2009
...never quite lives up to the promise of its admittedly irresistible set-up...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 18, 2008
A silly and plodding Jaws rip-off about a 40-foot man-eating snake on the prowl in the Brazilian rain forest.
May 19, 2008
lives better in the memory
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 26, 2006
Luis Llosa's Anaconda is great "B" movie trash, complete with bad special effects and cheesy monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
One never questions the realism of the remarkable animatronic and computer-generated effects, but it's hard to credit a snake that screams.
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
If you shut your brain down you'll have some fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Harry Hartoonian
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
At its best, it refuses to take itself seriously and literally winks at us. But more often, it derives laughs unintentionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Done with such a wry sense of humor - thanks, especially, to an over-the-top, hopefully intentional, outrageous performance by Jon Voight, and some nifty snake effects - that you forgive its derivative nature and settle down for some fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 29, 2003
Anaconda suffers from one-dimensional characters and cliches.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 9, 2003
Both Ice Cube and Voigt are fun to watch in the film. The other actors are forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A morass of cliches, contradictions and clumsy attempts at suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 29, 2002
Voight's performance alone is absurd enough to merit the film a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Anaconda is about a snake that eats everybody. That about says it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ian Hodder
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Scary, this movie isn't. The faux serpent, albeit an impressive creature, looks wholly unrealistic as it zips through water and air like a Saturday morning cartoon character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Margulies
Movieline
November 6, 2001
No single movie in the annals of cheesy aquatic flicks fashioned after Jaws--we're talking Orca, Killer Fish, Tentacles and Jaws 2, 3 and 4--has ever provided more unintentional laughs than Anaconda.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Anaconda is such a classic combination of feckless dramaturgy and rampant excess that giving way to giggles is the only sane response.
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