Anaconda Reviews

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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
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is trying to be a Jaws for the '90s, but, like last year's The Ghost and the Darkness, it falls short in several key areas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
I cannot give the film a high rating, but it was watchable and between the snake and Voight's performance I did not feel cheated.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Top Critic
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.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The set-ups for each snake attack are so blatantly telegraphed that there's little tension, and the snake itself is so obviously computer generated that instead of inspiring fear, we end up snooping for the metaphorical strings that hold this thing aloft.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
To be honest, this is a one-star movie, but I'm granting it an extra star because it made my face hurt from laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
| Original Score: 0/4
Top Critic
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
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
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 29, 2003
Anaconda suffers from one-dimensional characters and cliches.
| Original Score: 4/10
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
Blake French
NutzWorld
January 1, 2000
as stupid as movies nowadays come
| Original Score: 5/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is an uninspired monster movie about, you guessed it, a giant anaconda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
One thing that can be said for the film, it does have a high energy level and lots of action, even if it is all preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
James Sanford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
An opening title informs us that anacondas will sometimes regurgitate their victims, just to have the pleasure of devouring them again: Yes, friends, prepare for the awesome spectacle of a vomiting giant serpent!
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
I was disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Fans of the horror genre may be tempted to check out Anaconda. Don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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