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T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous (1998)

T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous


Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 14
Rotten: 6

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 6
Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 973


Movie Info

In this 3-D Imax, Dr. Donald Hayden and his assistant Elizabeth find a Tyrannosaurus egg. Back at the museum, Hayden's daughter Ally knocks some strange dust off the egg. When a T-rex skeleton springs to life, Ally discovers she can use museum exhibits as a springboard for time travel.

Documentary , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By:
Andrew Gellis , David Young
In Theaters:
Jul 3, 2001
Box Office:
IMAX Corp.


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Critic Reviews for T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (6) | DVD (10)

Leonard seems confused about his mission: amusement-park ride or educational film? He tries for a little of each and ends up with a hodgepodge.

Full Review… | January 15, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It represents the pinnacle, so far, of 3-D filmmaking, and even apart from the technology, it's a very watchable little movie.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Instead of giving its eponymous protagonist center stage to strut and fret and sit in the audience's laps, it spends its best energy throwing a watered-down, imitation-Spielberg story in your face.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Top Critic

The film is the sort likely to whet active young minds to know more about the past.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

The Imax 3-D format continues to evolve toward narrative maturity, without bothering to ask whether viewers want it to.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

It is for all of us who have wondered about this amazing period in our history.

January 15, 2003
Jam! Movies

T-Rex may be dumbed-down science and indirect educational material, but there is a lot going on in this 45-minute movie. And it isn't ever boring.

January 15, 2003
Jam! Movies

Dynamite 3-D dinosaurs invade an Afterschool Special-style story.

Full Review… | August 20, 2002
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The tepid story line sinks this 45-minute, big-screen film right into the tar pits.

Full Review… | April 3, 2002
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Has a pleasant narrative that's impressively elevated by the IMAX 3-D process.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Sacramento Bee

For those who marvel at dinosaurs, this is an absolute must-see.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
NUVO Newsweekly

A rousing 3-D dinosaur adventure.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Jurassic Park it's not, but IMAX's T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous is still a pretty awesome experience.

October 30, 2001
Jam! Movies

Unfortunately doesn't add up to a very entertaining Large Format experience.

Full Review… | September 25, 2001
Hollywood Report Card

Audience Reviews for T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous


This film is good, the story is telling about T-Rex.

Steven Vincent Gee

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