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
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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
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
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
If you shut your brain down you'll have some fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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-
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The special effects are stunning, as is Jon Voight's memorable performance as the sneering, evil adventurer, whose obsessive calling has transgressed from the priesthood to anaconda hunting.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
| Original Score: 3/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is simplistic, and could have used more of its monster, but it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
An intelligently stupid creature flick, not to mention one hell of an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A trashily entertaining reptilian version of Jaws set in the steaming heart of the Amazon rain forest.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Wright
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
As for the creature who plays the title role, it's lean, it's mean, and it has a delightful habit of spitting up its partially digested prey.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 3, 2012
| Original Score: C
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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