Jurassic Park Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
April 1, 2013
For all the ingenuity of the movie's engineering, Jurassic Park doesn't have the imagination -- or the courage -- to take us any place we haven't been a thousand times before. It's just a creature feature on amphetamines.
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
April 5, 2013
The 3D conversion ruins everything, like the comet that killed the dinosaurs, making Jurassic Park the rare amusement I'd prefer to revisit at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
There's more soul to be found in any Kong close-up than in this film's overplayed reactions.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The problem with the film, plain and simple, is that it focuses all of its energies on the dinosaurs themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 26, 2004
The plot also conspires to harm the film's general credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2003
Great effects, a dime's worth of headache-inducing story.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2013
Do the dinosaurs work? Indeed they do. Does anything else? Not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 1, 2013
A cautionary tale about scientists and schemers messing with Mother Nature, the film makes its point. But it takes at least 30 minutes to get going.
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
April 5, 2013
The tasteful Jurassic Park 3D conversion injects new wonder and excitement into one of the most captivating adventure movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
April 4, 2013
Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D may sound good on paper, but it is even better in actuality, a ridiculously fun re-release of one of American cinema's most wildly entertaining films.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 9, 2015
This Steven Spielberg thriller remains one of his best films and one of the best summer blockbusters of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Chris Stuckmann
Moviedex
April 3, 2013
A film that managed to terrify a generation of children one minute, leave them eager to hunt for fossils in their backyard the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Neish
HeyUGuys
June 26, 2013
Jurassic Park is a masterpiece!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
April 5, 2013
Jurassic Park 3D is like being reunited with an old friend; an old friend that wants to eat you and maul you to death, but still. A classic is reborn in glorious IMAX with a vibrantly stunning use of 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 31, 2013
Despite the presence of all this acting talent, it is the film's special effects, especially the work of "dinosaur supervisor" Phil Tippett, that carry the day.
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
That T. rex is worth the wait, but the wait itself is even more memorable.
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
April 5, 2013
But really, what makes "Jurassic Park" great is that it is a Steven-Spielberg-master-class in constructing action set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Lowry
Total Film
September 19, 2011
One of the big screen's very greatest thrill-rides.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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